CALSAFE SPECIAL NOTICE
It comes with much disappointment that we, the CALSAFE Board of Director’s, announce the cancellation of the in- person CALSAFE Annual Meeting that was scheduled for September 24-25, 2021 in Palm Desert. Unbeknownst to CALSAFE, the Embassy Suites Hotel, that was hosting our meeting, went into bankruptcy and was purchased by new owners in May of this year. We knew that the hotel had been closed from the first of the year, but were led to believe that this was for restructuring and renovation updates, with a scheduled reopen date of July, 2021. As it turns out, renovations are still ongoing, under this new management and the hotel is not expected to reopen until late September, at the earliest and staffing will be at a minimum.
Under the circumstances and much to our dismay, we are forced to cancel our CALSAFE Annual Meeting. The hotel has offered us a number of concessions to rebook the same time frame for next year, which we will consider at a later date. However this leaves us, at this late in the season, without an Annual Meeting for this year. Be assured that all registration money for those that have already signed up for the meeting will be returned. Even though this is through no fault of our own, we apologize for the necessity to cancel, as other than last year’s quarantine requirement, this has been the only cancellation in the past 28 years of CALSAFE’s history. Under the circumstances, we will now begin planning a blowout event for next year’s meeting and look forward to some great surprises!
In lieu of the annual meeting and to keep all of our members abreast of what CALSAFE has been doing this past year, as well as updates from the OSFM, we will be offering a mini web event later this year that will be free to all CALSAFE members on our website. Notification of this special update will be forthcoming and we hope that you will all take advantage of this unique opportunity.
Thank you for your understanding and continued support of CALSAFE.
CALSAFE Board of Directors
Office of the State Fire Marshal has informed CALSAFE the Certification testing has been re-established with Pearson VUE.
Pearson Vue had suspended testing, then severely modified testing. The OSFM has been assured their testing has ramped up and they will be able to accommodate the OSFM Testing.
For questions please visit: https://home.pearsonvue.com/Test-takers/Resources.aspx?ot=collapse156
The procedures of the OSFM are the same as they were prior to the COVID shutdown.
NOTE: The OSFM did re-establish testing in the interim at their office to try to keep the testing moving within the COVID Guidelines, that service has been moved to Person Vue now that they can accommodate.
CALSAFE will continue to keep you updated as new news and procedures are communicated.
COVID-19 Employee Authorization Travel Documents
Life Safety Equipment Service, Maintenance and Emergency Repair
Critical Industry Employee Authorization to Travel
Download certification documentation for your vehicles.
Office of the State Fire Marshal Public Counter Closures
As the global effect of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve, the CAL FIRE - Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) is closing most of our public counters statewide effective immediately. During this time, no State Fire Training applications (i.e. certification, instructor registration) or Fire Engineering and Investigation applications (i.e. licenses application and renewals) will be accepted in person. Fire and Life Safety construction plan review services will continue with modifications. All applications, licenses, plan review, or correspondence shall be submitted to the OSFM utilizing the program specific processes listed below.
Fire Sprinkler Fitter Certification
Fire Sprinkler Fitter Certification
(Water-Based Fire Protection)
Continuing Education Units
California Code of Regulations (CCR), Title 19, Division 1, Chapter 5.5
Due to the recent events involving COVID-19, the Office of the State Fire Marshal has taken into consideration the impact it may cause involving the Fire Sprinkler Fitter Certification and Continuing Education Unit needs.
COVID-19 State Fire Marshals Office
As the COVID-19 emergency continues to evolve, fire departments and fire protection contractors must ensure fire prevention and life safety systems and equipment are in working order. These systems and products are essential functions in safeguarding the public, businesses and institutions.
Automatic Fire Extinguishing Systems Laws and Regulations
Laws and Regulations for Automatic Extinguishing Systems (updated 05/01/2017)
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.”