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3639 Parsons Ave
Columbus, Ohio 43207
Office : 614.221.3132

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High Rise Safety Director Course

Course Description

  • Columbus City Fire Code requires a certified Fire Safety Director and Deputy Fire Safety Director for all high-rise buildings. This course is designed to prepare candidates to perform the role of Fire Safety Director and Deputy Fire Safety Director within their building.

  • The 20-hour course examines every aspect of fire protection management in high-rise structures through intense review of aspects of Columbus City Fire Code 2509.05, 2509.06 and Ohio Fire Code 2011.
  • Special emphasis will be placed on the Fire Code Chapter 4-Emergency Planning and Preparedness, and Chapter 9- Fire Protection Systems. Other course topics include incident command , NFPA requirements of inspections, and the maintenance of fire protection systems. Fire Safety Director duties and responsibilities, record keeping and other building systems

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the jargon related to the language of fire safety-related building alarms, sprinklers & elevators & other systems

  • Identify the relevant logistics and information to communicate to First Responders attending to the emergency situation

  • Distinguish important characteristics of human behavior involved with emergency evacuations of any kind

  • Identify the importance of  fire drills, including post drill assessment of evacuation process and procedures

  • Identify American Disabilities Act (ADA) provisions  for evacuations


  • Attendance in full is required to be eligible to receive course completion materials. Makeup sessions are available for some courses. 

  • Students are required to be on time for all training. Students arriving to the training in excess of 30 minutes may not be permitted to take the course pending on the instructor’s discretion. For trainings that meet on multiple days, students must attend each session of training.

  • For trainings where a pass or fail exam is administered in order to complete the course, students must  attend all sessions of the training and makeup time will not be permitted. Please do not register for an event if you are unable to attend each session in its entirety.

No Shows

  • If a student does not attend a course without providing at least 3 business days’ notice of their cancellation, Columbus Division of Fire will only issue the student a credit for the full payment which will remain on file for up to 1 year.

Refund and Credit Policy Procedures

  • All approved and eligible refund requests will be submitted to the financial department and can take up to 30 days to be processed.

  • Registrations submitted less than 3 business days prior to start of any class will not be eligible for a refund; however a credit will be issued on file for one year.

  • Debit/credit card  and check refunds: eligible refund will be issued in the form of a check.



  • Individuals needing to obtain certification to be a High Rise Safety Director or Deputy High Rise Safety Director


  • 100% attendance for the course
  • Completion of Training Registration Form
  • Active participation in all class exercises (determined by course instructor)
  • Completion of required pre-and post-quiz assessment
  • As applicable, achievement of minimum passing score on required end-of-course examination
  • Participation and submittal of end-of-course evaluation form 


  • United States Fire Administration Introduction to Incident Command System—ICS-100: Introduction to ICS for Operational First Responders Q0462 (By end of class)


  • 20 hours


  • $225.00 per person


  • 2017-3-A

COURSE DATES Future class dates are being established and will be posted when confirmed.


  • 100% attendance for the course and active participation in learning activities including hands-on exercises, review quizzes, and the final exam is required. Students must receive a minimum passing score of 70% on the 50-question multiple-choice exam to receive the course completion certificate and verification letter. Students are allotted 2-hours to complete the exam, which is not open book.
  • Students who do not pass the end-of-course test will be extended a second opportunity to take the exam. It is the students’ responsibility to contact the instructor to schedule their retake exam within one week of the original class date.
  • Students who do not successfully pass the exam a second time will have the option of registering for another Fire Safety Director training course at a reduced price of 50% of the original course fee. Students must contact Columbus Division of Fire to schedule and pay for the retake class within 6 months following the original class date.

Registration Download the Registration Form

Please email form to or mail to the attention of Jeff Funk at the address below:

Fire Prevention Bureau
3639 Parsons Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43207

CANCELLATIONS Columbus Division of Fire may cancel a training course due to lack of enrollment or any unforeseen circumstance. In this case the client is entitled to a full refund.

If you would like Columbus Division  of Fire to provide your team with a private class, onsite training, or instruction please contact our office.

Columbus Division of Fire
Fire Prevention Bureau
3639 Parsons Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43207

Program Training Coordinator
Battalion Chief David Ringley
614-221-3132 Ext. 7-5602