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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.

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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.”

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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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