Certificate of Fitness Emergency One-Way Voice Announcement Personnel (F-53)

New Application Fees: $25 HOW TO APPLY
Application Reviewed Within: 1 Day AFTER YOU APPLY
Renewal Fees: $15 OPERATING & RENEWING
Renewal Cycle: 3 Years OPERATING & RENEWING


Fire Department City
Based on the Building Code requirements (RCNY 3616-04), all FDNY approved one-way emergency voice communications service, where provided in, must be for use only by the FDNY or by building personnel holding a F-53 Certificate of Fitness.

If the fire alarm system with one-way communication system is installed to be used by building personnel, there must be at least one F-53 C of F holder present continuously on premises during the regular business hours of the occupancy for EACH fire alarm system with one-way voice communication system.

This Certificate of Fitness is valid only for the specific person to whom it is issued and can be used anywhere within New York City.

Next: Apply

NYC Fire Department (FDNY)
Public Certification Unit
9 MetroTech Center, 1st Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: (718) 999-1988

Open Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 2:30 pm. Closed on public holidays.

For further assistance, please call 311 and ask for: Certificate of Fitness Unit
Website: https://www1.nyc.gov/fdny

Learn which permits, licenses and regulations matter to you

Use the Step by Step tool to get an exhaustive list of requirements that matter to you.