The New York Racing Association, Inc.

Fire Marshal Sergeant

Belmont Park (only)
Position Type
Full-Time Regular

Job Overview

The Fire Marshal Sergeant reports to the Backstretch Captain and is responsible for ensuring compliance with National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards as well as New York State Building and New York City Codes as they pertain to Fire Safety.


  • Conducts fire prevention, inspection of barns, grandstands and dormitories and all NYRA buildings.
  • Evaluates inspection and performance of patrolmen assigned to fire prevention in barn areas at both Aqueduct and Belmont racetracks. 
  • Reviews data from the new fire watch device.
  • Keeps computers updated as to location of data strips and replace when needed.
  • Monthly inspection and the maintenance of all fire extinguishers and the serviceability of firefighting equipment as supplied by NYRA.
  • Conducts semi-annual inspections of fire hydrants and sprinkler connections throughout NYRA property.
  • Planning and development of Emergency Incident Action and Evacuation Plans.
  • Assists all employees, vendors and guests prior to arrival of Fire Department in emergencies.
  • Ensures NYRA and backstretch employees abide by the NYRA Fire Safety Rules and Regulations, issue violations if required.
  • Assists in presenting Barn Area Violation cases to Panel at weekly violation hearings.
  • Supervises, maintains records of fire patrol activities and daily inspection reports.
  • Trains NYRA Security to deal with fire emergency situations.
  • Address daily emergencies and non-emergencies as they arise.
  • Coordinates with Facilities manager on the maintenance of the Fire Alarm System.
  • Other projects as assigned.


  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Minimum of 3 year experience with the Fire Department and Fire Prevention responsibilities.
  • Ability to work at both Aqueduct Racetrack and Belmont Park.
  • Available to work weekends.
  • Availability to work morning shift, 5 AM to 1 PM.
  • Knowledge of supervisory practices and procedures.
  • Expertise in Fire Safety and the management of safety programs.
  • Ability to assess hazardous conditions.
  • Knowledge of  NYS Building Codes related to Fire Safety.
  • Knowledge of NYS Codes Enforcement Officer; Fire Officer1; Fire Instructor 1 or equivalent; Fire Inspector 1; ICS 100, 200, 300, 700, 800; supervisory practices and procedures; expertise in Fire Safety and the mangement of safety programs; experience in conductng Fire Investigations.
  • Knowledge of NFPA standards.
  • Good verbal, written and computer skills required.


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