2022 Annual Conference Re-cap
As we wrap up another annual conference, our first one back in person. I wanted to reach out to our vendors and members and give an astounding thank you!! Thank you to all of our members for enduring the hard times that COVID brought and returning in force to make this year’s conference an amazing event. I also want to specifically thank all our vendors for stepping up and making this show the best in years. They came through with door prizes and showed up to give us our largest vendor turn out ever! Without you all this would have never worked, Vendors and Members alike. We look forward to growing with you all into the future and please keep in a eye for our quarter 4 newsletter that will highlight the annual conference.
GENERAL PUBLIC INTEREST
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AND ADDITIONAL WRITTEN COMMENT PERIOD
California Code of Regulations
TITLE 19. Public Safety
DIVISION 1. State Fire Marshal
CHAPTER 5. Automatic Fire Extinguishing Systems
ARTICLE 5. Licensing
Section 905.3. Fees
CHAPTER 5.5. Automatic Fire Extinguishing Systems Certification
ARTICLE 3. General Provisions and Fee Schedule
Section 925.1. Fee Schedule
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN The Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) is providing notice of scheduled hearing to consider the adoption of proposed regulations related to adoption of a new fee structure related to certification and training standards for California fire service personnel. Pursuant to Government Code Section 11346.8, the State Fire Marshal will hold a public hearing on the proposed action as follows:
Wednesday January 4th, 2023
1pm – 3pm
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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.
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.