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NEW FIRE SPRINKLER FITTER CERTIFCATION REGULATION TAKES EFFECT JULY 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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