Outdoor natural gas-fueled heaters are popular with restaurants and foodservice operators as they are an effective method of extending the outdoor dining season. A sidewalk café with added warmth can be operational later into the fall through winter by providing additional heat to an area that would otherwise be unpleasantly cold. This will be especially beneficial as the service industry adapts to COVID-19. The G-93 Certificate of Fitness holder is required for the Supervision of portable outdoor natural gas-fired heaters in sidewalk cafes.
This instructor-led, virtual (Distance Learning) seminar will assist students in preparing to successfully pass the written examination required by the FDNY to obtain the Certificate of Fitness for Supervision of Portable Natural Gas Heaters (G- 93) which can be taken, in person at FDNY’s headquarters through a computer-based exam.
Course Hours2 Hours
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After the completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Students will learn the frequent inspections that shall be conducted for the safe operation of the heaters.
- Will be able to identify applicable FDNY and Rules of the City of New York regulations for the daily installation and removal of spaced heaters.
- In case of an emergency, students will learn the protocols for notifying the FDNY and their responsibilities in the emergency response plan.
Students need to be able to verbally communicate with an instructor in the primary language of the training and will need to have access to an internet connection, a computer, or a tablet with access to a web camera, microphone, and download the WebEx app.
The G-93 Certificate of Fitness is required to supervise portable outdoor natural gas-fired heaters in sidewalk cafes. This Certificate of Fitness is registered to a specific location and is valid only for the specific person to whom it is issued.
NYC based eating establishments that currently/will use piped natural gas, within FDNY guidelines, to heat outside dining areas.
The handling and use of portable space heaters shall be under the personal supervision of a G-93 Certificate of Fitness holder. The certificate of fitness holder will also be responsible for the storage of portable space heaters, and the fuel required for their operation. Every Certificate of Fitness holder shall hold the Certificate of Fitness card while performing such supervisory duties
Students are required to complete 100% of the course and actively participate in all learning activities.
Make-up time is not permitted for this training course.