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PROPOSED RULEMAKING: CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS: TITLE 19, DIVISION 1, CHAPTER 5.5: AUTOMATIC FIRE EXTINGUISHING SYSTEMS CERTIFICATION

Dear Fire Marshal Hoover:
The California Association of Life Safety and Fire Equipment (CALSAFE) appreciates the opportunity to provide comments in response to the Proposed Rulemaking: California Code of Regulations: Title 19, Division 1, Chapter 5.5: Automatic Fire Extinguishing Systems Certification, regarding a new fee-supported program for the installation of water-based Automatic Fire Extinguishing Systems, including a certification and registration program for individual fire sprinkler fitters or installers.

CALSAFE is an organization that represents fire equipment installation and service companies throughout the state of California. We are committed to bringing professionalism and quality to the service industry. Our members benefit from the training offered, the communication of code, and regulation updates and various interpretations as provided by CALSAFE. A number of our members currently serve on State Fire Marshal Advisory Committees and Workgroups as unpaid volunteers, and work diligently with the agency to help update existing regulations for Title 19 of the California Health and Safety Code and the State Fire Code.

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