Make the trip to Tallahassee

Relationships.  Our lives and livelihoods are built upon them.  People form bonds with strangers over a hometown, an alma mater or favorite sports team.  It is surprisingly easy to become fast friends over such topics.  As an industry, we know our friends and we really know our enemies.  Our enemies are those who fight against the cure for fires and … Read More

Oakland building where fire victims died was source of complaints

The Florida Chapter of the American Fire Sprinkler Association wishes to express our condolences to the families who have lost loved ones in the recent fires in an old California warehouse converted to a club and in the three-family dwelling in Massachusetts.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to the first responders and we pray we are successful in our mission … Read More

Office Takes Action on Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rates

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – After a thorough review of the workers’ compensation insurance rate filing submitted by the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) and careful consideration of hundreds of public comments and testimony received from interested stakeholders, the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (Office) has issued an Order that gives contingent approval to an overall combined average statewide rate increase … Read More

From the State Fire Marshal

Download the declaratory statement from the State Fire Marshal’s Office on whether or not an owner/builder (who was also a plumber in this case, but that is notwithstanding) can install their own fire sprinkler system in their own home.  Here, the SFMO states unequivocally that no, they cannot.  ONLY a licensed contr I, II or IV may install residential fire sprinklers. … Read More

Fire marshal: No sprinklers required for low-rise condos

Confusion over state fire sprinkler requirement had owners of low-rise condos worried about complying WEST PALM BEACH — Residents of low-rise condos can relax about fire sprinkler systems. Apparently. An updated state law appeared to require them to install expensive systems, or marshal their homeowners’ associations to vote to opt-out of the requirement. To read the latest headlines from West Palm Beach, go … Read More

Clarification On The High-rise Retrofit Requirement

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69A-46 FM Rule Changes

A presentation is available for download that outlines the Florida Fire Marshal’s 69A-46 Revisions   [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”][fusion_button link=”https://secureservercdn.net/166.62.108.22/ypo.393.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/AFSA-2016-69A-Revisions.pptx” color=”default” size=”” stretch=”” type=”” shape=”” target=”_self” title=”” gradient_colors=”|” gradient_hover_colors=”|” accent_color=”” accent_hover_color=”” bevel_color=”” border_width=”1px” icon=”” icon_divider=”yes” icon_position=”left” modal=”” animation_type=”0″ animation_direction=”down” animation_speed=”0.1″ animation_offset=”” … Read More