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Industry Bulletin 2020-001 NFPA 13 - 13R Installation Certificates KERRI L. DONIS, CFO, EFO, MSOL FIRE CHIEF Theodore F. Semonious, Deputy Fire Chief/Fire Marshal Prevention and Technical Services Division (559) 621-4181 FAX (559) 498-4323 Fresno Fire Department 911 H Street Fresno, CA 93721-3082 “To protect and put service above all else.” FIRE INDUSTRY BULLETIN 2020-001 SCOPE Updated fire sprinkler system acceptance/final permit signoff requirements for NFPA 13 and 13R fire sprinkler system installations. PURPOSE The purpose of this industry bulletin is to notify applicable stakeholders of the upcoming modifications to FFD fire sprinkler system acceptance/final permit signoff requirements. BACKGROUND As noted in the California Fire Code (CFC), the fire code official has the authority to formulate policies they deem necessary based upon local conditions related to fire sprinkler system acceptance requirements. To attempt to minimize some of the most common errors found during fire sprinkler final inspections/system acceptance inspections, the Department has begun to require the installing contractor to provide a completed and signed NFPA 13 Contractor's Material and Test Certificate for aboveground piping. By requiring this form to be completed, it is the Department’s intent to help installing contractors reduce the number of re- inspections that have to be completed for errors or omissions at final inspection. This form is also required as noted in NFPA 13 §25.1. INFORMATION Beginning February 10, 2020, all firms shall prepare and provide a completed and signed NFPA 13 Contractor's Material and Test Certificate for aboveground piping. This certificate shall be provided to the Department at fire sprinkler final inspection/system acceptance, regardless of the date the permit was issued. NOTE This notice is effective January 24, 2020.