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CAL FIRE – Office of the State Fire Marshal Information Bulletin 18-005

Issued: March 23, 2018


As the Office completes its review of applications submitted under the “Implementation Period”, those approved applicants will soon receive their Certification Cards with a July 2018-June 2019 validation sticker. The fee paid during the implementation period covered the processing of the application and the first-year certification.

These individuals will be required to renew their certifications by May 1, 2019 and yearly after that as stated in Title 19, California Code if Regulations, Section 944(a), “The notice of renewal for a Trainee Registration, Apprentice Registration, or Fitter Certification shall be returned on or before May 1st of the year in which the current certification or registration expires. If the notice of renewal is not received by May 1st, a late fee shall be charged as prescribed in Section 925.1. Renewals shall be made in writing on the notice provided by the Office of the State Fire Marshal and shall be signed and accompanied by the fees prescribed in Section 925.1.”

Notice of Renewal will be sent by CAL FIRE - Office of the State Fire Marshal annually on or around March 1st every year.

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Automatic Fire Extinguishing Systems Laws and Regulations

Laws and Regulations for Automatic Extinguishing Systems (updated 05/01/2017)


Posted: April 1, 2017

The Fire Sprinkler Fitter Certification Regulation had been approved and is set to go into effect on July 1, 2017.

The following is a summary of the new regulation's key components and the anticipated impact on CALSAFE members who are performing sprinkler work.

This regulation will impact all who perform “installation” work on Water based fire protection systems.

They include:

Wet, dry, pre-action and deluge fire sprinkler systems, including small hose connections, standpipe systems, private fire service mains and their appurtenances, including hydrants and monitor nozzles, water spray systems, foam water systems, fire pumps, water storage tanks, low, medium, and high expansion foam systems, and water mist systems.

The only items that are excluded are:

One and two family residential sprinkler systems, underground water supply lines to the first joint or mechanical connection at the base of the system riser, and pre-engineered systems water-based fixed extinguishing systems (an example is a kitchen hood system)

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Office of the State Fire Marshal Fire Extinguisher License renewal requirement change. CALSAFE has received a number of phone calls and emails regarding notices sent to Licensees from the OSFM.

Fire Extinguisher Requirements

Do you know the fire extinguisher requirement for an Asphalt Kettle? If you were at the CALSAFE Annual Meeting you would have leaned the answer to this and many more extinguisher requirements that are not in Title 19 but in the California Fire Code. Read more about the requirements from the Fire Code you may not be aware of.”

Interested in Advertising with CALSAFE

The California Association of Life Safety and Fire Equipment (CALSAFE) is pleased to announce our new advertising program for 2017. Your organization will be able to efficiently maximize your marketing dollars through CALSAFE’s uniquely targeted advertising program that offers exposure through our quarterly newsletters, our website and at our Annual Meeting.

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Office of the State Fire Marshal will relocate to our new office at Harvard Park beginning on June 8.

New address
2251 Harvard Street
Sacramento, CA 95815

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