Mount Sinai

Fire Marshall II

Job Description

Posted on: 
October 5, 2023

The Fire Marshal II promotes public safety and hospital policy through implementation and enforcement of fire and life safety codes and standards. Provides and conducts educational activities in fire and life safety. Inspects, maintains and tests fire equipment, responding to alarms, and assisting inspection agencies.


  • Conducts ongoing employee orientation, fire safety classes and fire drill training and other training sessions; analyzes and critiques potential liabilities and makes recommendations and improvements as necessary.
  • Issues citations to departments, vendors and individuals for not following mandatory fire safety protocol and procedures.
  • Interprets and applies all applicable fire safety codes/regulations.
  • Operates and maintains fire alarm system including associated panels, smoke detectors, sprinklers, flow alarms, manual fire alarm stations and fire fighting equipment including extinguishers, standpipe hose lines, masks, etc., when necessary.
  • Conducts independent inspections of construction projects, establishes interim Life Safety Measures and follow-up inspections during construction periods and assists government agencies with inspections.
  • May supervise fire response team, security personnel, staff, visitors and patients during fire emergency situations and maintains or initiates communication with boiler room, engineering desk, Security and Telecommunications department.
  • Conducts environment of care rounds, inspects and tests sprinkler systems, fire extinguishers, automatic extinguishing systems, emergency lights, exit ways, standpipe, exit stairs, doors, lights, linen chutes, etc., on a monthly or quarterly basis; maintaining documentation for inspection, testing and maintenance of fire systems, fire extinguishers and hoses.
  • Responds to all fire alarms, malfunctions, assorted alarm problems and investigates gas smells, leaks, burning odors, etc., keep records on all fires and major incidents including causes, losses and operations.
  • Creates and maintains incident reports, work orders and violation orders.
  • Remains current and knowledgeable in all New York City Fire Safety codes and regulations, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Life Safety Codes, Department of Health (DOH), and Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
  • Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements

  • High School Diploma/GED required.
  • Current FDNY certification of fitness Z-50 or F58/85 from another facility; in addition, F-89 for a Mount Sinai property, and S-12, S-13, S-95, F-01, F-07.
  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills
  • Extensive knowledge of: Modern fire prevention principles, procedures, techniques and equipment, building, electrical and mechanical standards.
  • Knowledge of all current fire and safety codes
  • Working knowledge of fire suppression techniques and equipment; fire tactics
  • Ability to act effectively in emergency and stressful situations
  • 3+ years relevant experience inclusive of fire investigation, inspection and prevention

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