E-29 Fire Performer


A Certificate of Fitness is required for the control use and handling of fire performance. These performances include fire breathing, fire eating, fire sticks juggling, poi, fans and many other forms of fire manipulation.

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.

  • New Application Fees: $25
  • Renewal Fees: $5
  • Renewal Cycle:  One Year

Before You Submit Your Application

This Certificate of Fitness can be obtained by passing a written exam. All applicants should review the notice of exam and Study Materials.

Applicants who need to take the exam must apply in person and bring the following documents

Must also bring one notarized letter from an FDNY E-28 C of F holders attesting your experience.

Apply in Person

Applicants who need to take the exam must make an appointment with the Explosive Unit at 718-999-1595 prior to arriving at:

9 MetroTech Center
Brooklyn, NY 11201

For More Information

NYC Fire Department
Public Certification Unit
9 MetroTech Center, 1st Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: (718)999-1988
Email: pubcert@fdny.nyc.gov or call 311

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