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The Regulatory Licensing Section is responsible for enforcing all laws relating to the licensing and regulation of the following industries: Fire Equipment, Engineered Fire Protection Systems, Explosives and Sparklers.

With this responsibility, the section issues licenses and certificates to all companies and individuals engaged in business in this state as:

  • Fire Equipment Dealers and Service Technicians
  • Fire Protection System Contractors & Water Based Inspectors
  • Explosive Manufacturers, Dealers, Users and Blasters
  • Construction Mining Industry.
  • Sparklers

 In addition, this section also registers firms and individuals who manufacture, distribute and sell (wholesale and retail) sparklers which have been approved by the State Fire Marshal.

On this page you can learn about the laws and regulations (rules), download applications for your industry and find out other important information to keep you and your business in compliance with Florida Law.

Please use the following email address if submitting Certificate of Insurance (COI) for licensed Fire Equipment Dealers or Fire Protection System Contractors.

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Safety Program Manager: Ronald Dilworth

Regulatory Staff


Phone Number

Deanna DavidsonFire Equipment Dealer(850) 413 - 3622
Ruth Ivory Explosives Users & Blasters(850) 413 - 3638
 Sparkler Industry Certificates(850) 413 - 3623
Jenita Hicks-ZellarsFire Protection Systems Contractors(850) 413 - 3643
Marcia JamesSenior Clerk(850) 413 - 3610


Contact Us:
Phone (850) 413-3171
Regulatory Licensing Section
Bureau of Fire Prevention
Division of State Fire Marshal
200 E. Gaines Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0342