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Bureau of Fire Prevention

Bureau of Fire Prevention

COVID-19 RESPONSE UPDATE

As the Bureau of Fire Prevention (BFP) closely monitors the impact of COVID-19, the health and safety of our employees and customers remains our top priority.

In order to limit the spread of COVID-19, the Bureau of Fire Prevention is closing our office locations to the public until further notice.

Realizing that the work we do is critical to the fire service, boiler owners, licensees and state-owned buildings around the State, we continue our commitment to being available when our customers need us most; however, the public will not be permitted to visit any Bureau of Fire Prevention locations until further notice.


Please follow the appropriate link for information about -


Certifications and Renewals

Boiler Inspections

High Rise Retrofit Data Call

Information for local AHJ’s

Plans Review and Inspections of State-Owned Buildings

Who do I call if I need to speak with someone about...


UPDATED: March 27, 2020 @ 5:00pm


 

 

 

 



CERTIFICATIONS / RENEWALS

Chief Financial Officer Directive (2020-03)

 

Due to the cancellation of classes as a reult of COVID-19, all Fire Protection System Contractors and Water-Based Inspectors are not required to submit proof of completed CEUs until August 31, 2020. All renewals must still be submitted by June 30, 2020. See CFO Directive 2020-03 for further details.


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TESTING


PEARSON VUE TEMPORARILY CLOSED
In light of recent events and continued government guidance, Pearson Vue has temporarily closed company-owned U.S. and Canada-based Pearson Professional Centers (PPC's) starting March 16, 2020 for at least 30 days until April 16, or whenever conditions are deemed safe to re-open.


Candidate cancellations notifications will begin immediately and will provide instructions for scheduling new appointments on or after April 16, 2020.


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BOILER INSPECTIONS


All annual or biennial inspections of boilers conducted by the Division of State Fire Marshal have been temporarily suspended.

For inspections regarding emergencies, accidents or complaints,

please contact David Warburton at (850) 508-5933.

 

 

 

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HIGH RISE RETROFIT DATA CALL


The Division of State Fire Marshal is aware that the COVID-19 crisis has caused a significant disruption to Florida’s fire service providers’ daily operations. As such, the Division of State Fire Marshal is extending the deadline for responding to the high-rise retrofit data call.

The high-rise retrofit data call was required pursuant to s. 718.1085, F.S.

All responses are now due by COB May 1, 2020.

(Link to Extension Memo)

 

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INFORMATION FOR LOCAL AUTHORITIES HAVING JURISDICTION (AHJ’S)


Link to CFO Directive 2020-02

 

NFPA Guidance for Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance (ITM) of Fire Protection Systems

Link to News Release Doc and Fact Sheet

 

 

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PLANS REVIEW AND INSPECTIONS OF STATE-OWNED FACILITIES

 

Due to the COVID-19 health crisis, there may be a delay in the review of any plans submitted to the Division, as well as a delay in the return of any plans submitted by mail. The Division encourages the submittal of plans electronically through the Bureau’s public portal as the electronic plans review process will facilitate faster reviews.

The link to the public portal is:

https://www.citizenserve.com/120/CAPFor120?Action=Show120HomePage


All annual inspections of state-owned facilities have been temporarily postponed due to the COVID-19 health crisis. To date, construction inspections have not been postponed. If you need to schedule a construction inspection, please complete and submit a Construction Inspection Request at:

https://www.myfloridacfo.com/Division/SFM/bfp/Inspections/BuildingSiteInspection.pdf

 

 

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Who do I call if I need to speak with someone about...


LICENSING
Keith McCarthy (850) 251-8845


BOILER SAFETY
David Warburton (850) 508-5933


PLANS REVIEW
John Gatlin (850) 509-3141


INSPECTIONS
John Walker (850) 528-2604


MISCELLANEOUS
Casia Sinco (850) 251-1673

 

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