Information Bulletins

Year of 2016

IB No. DateInformation Bulletins
16-006 09-13-16 Plan Review Submittals Utilizing the 2016 California Building Standards Code Prior to the Effective Date of January 1, 2017
16-005 09-13-16 2016 California Building Standards Code Effective Date
16-004 03-02-16 Adoption of 2016 edition of NFPA 2 for the 2016 California Fire Code
16-003 01-22-16 Guidelines for Log Storage Areas Due to Tree Mortality
16-002 01-13-16 Fire Pump Exam Update
16-001 12-23-15 Rebuilding After A Wildfire

Year of 2015

IB No. DateInformation Bulletins
15-006 12-23-15 Hoverboard Fire Safety
15-005 10-13-15 Fireworks Disposal Information
15-004 09-23-15 CCR, Title 24, Part 2, 2013 California Building Code (CBC), Chapter 34, Sections 3401.6 and 3401.8
15-003 09-10-15 NFPA 25, 2013 California Edition Inspection, Testing & Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems
15-002 07-17-15 Best Practices of Water Management during Required Testing
of Fire Protection System
15-001 06-26-15 Kidde ABC and BC-rated Fire Extinguishers Recall

Year of 2014

IB No. DateInformation Bulletins
14-011 11/26/14

Fire Classification for Roof Mounted Solar Photovoltaic Systems and Panels or Modules - 2013 California Building Standards Code Supplement    

14-010 11/18/14 Adoption of NFPA 2 Hydrogen Technologies Code for the Supplement to the 2013 California Building and Fire Code Effective Date
14-009 10/15/14 Siemens Audible Fire Alarm Base Recall
14-008 9/14/14 Kidde Smoke Alarm Recall
14-007 8/22/14 U.S. Consumer Product Safety Product Recall of Edwards, ESL, Interlogix Hard-Wired Smoke Alarms Recalled Due to Failure to Alert Consumers of a Fire
14-006 9/4/14 Updated Smoke Alarm Requirements
14-005-A 1/29/15 Addendum - Underground Fuel Storage Tanks Prohibited for Use as Aboveground Fuel Storage Tanks
14-005 7/25/14 Underground Fuel Storage Tanks Prohibited for Use as Aboveground Fuel Storage Tanks
14-004 4/29/14 Non-Metallic Piping Systems, Fire Sprinklers and Spray Polyurethane Foam Applications
14-003 3/3/14 Unapproved Fire Extinguisher Sold in California - Fire Gone Fire Suppression Device sold by Max Professional
14-002-A 4/29/14 Delayed Effective Date Effecting Fire Classification for Roof Mounted Solar Photovoltaic Panels/Modules [Systems]
14-002 2/14/14 Fire Classification for Roof Mounted Solar Photovoltaic Panels/Modules [Systems] and Application of the 2013 California Building Standards Code
14-001 1/22/14 Pipelines, Trains and Bakken Crude Oil

Year of 2013

IB No. DateInformation Bulletins
13-009 12-30-2013 Antifreeze Use in NFPA 13D (2013 Edition) Residential Fire Sprinkler Systems as Referenced in the 2013 California Building Standards Code
13-007 11-18-2013 Residential Fire Sprinklers and Energy Regulations
13-006 11-12-2013 Update New Requirement for Smoke Alarms Listings
13-005 09-23-2013 Repeal of State Fire Marshal (SFM) Standard 12-7-2 Fire-Resistive Standards Fire Dampers
13-004 09-23-2013 2013 California Building Standards Code Effective Date
13-003 09-23-2013

Plan Review Submittals Utilizing the 2013 California Codes prior January 1, 2014

13-01 08-13-2013 Repeal of State Fire Marshal (SFM) Standard 12-7-2 Fire-Resistive Standards Fire Dampers

Year of 2012

IB No. DateInformation Bulletins
12-09 12-11-2012 Crowd Managers
12-07 08-28-2012 Unapproved Smoke Alarm Consumer Alert
12-06 06-26-2012 Guidance for Safe Handling and Storage of Seized Fireworks
12-05 06-08-2012 Sky Lanterns
12-04 06-07-2012 Fire Apparatus Access Roads Photovoltaic Power Generation Facilities
12-03 05-25-2012 Unapproved Fire Extinguisher Sold in California By Nitro Strike, Inc .
12-02 05-14-2012 Unapproved Fire Extinguisher Sold in California By Fire Service Plus, Inc.
12-01 05-14-2012 New Requirements for Markings of Portable Fire Extinguisher Service Vehicles

Year of 2011

IB No. DateInformation Bulletins
11-06 08-24-2011 Licensed 24-Hour Residential Care Facilities
11-05 08-24-2011 Lead Free Residential Fire Sprinkler Heads (Under Review)
11-04 08-01-2011 Unapproved Fire Extinguisher Sold in California By Kidde
11-03 05-13-2011 NFPA 25, 2006 California Edition Inspection, Testing and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems     (Updated: 9/10/15 IB 15-003)
11-02 05-06-2011 U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Recalls Active Leisure Tents Recalled Due to Fire Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Costco
11-01 02-09-2011 U.S. Consumer Product Safety Product Recall - Aux Sable Liquid Products Propane (LP) Gas

Year of 2010

DateInformation Bulletins
12-08-2010 Fire Protection Systems for Dry Cleaning Plants With Type III-A Cleaning Systems and the 2010 California Fire Code Requirements
10-26-2010 Antifreeze Solutions Within Residential Fire Sprinkler Applications
10-07-2010 Overfill Prevention for Underground Storage Tanks
09-08-2010 Antifreeze Used In Residential Fire Sprinkler Systems
09-07-2010 Fire Apparatus Access Roads
08-30-2010 Unapproved Fire Extinguisher Sold in California By "Top Gear Auto Sport"
08-30-2010 Unapproved Fire Extinguisher Sold in California By StreetBeatCustoms Fire Extinguisher
08-30-2010 Unapproved Fire Extinguisher Sold in California By "k2 motor Fire Extinguisher"
08-30-2010 Unapproved Fire Extinguisher Sold in California By "AIRBAGIT Fire Extinguisher"
08-25-2010 Update on the Vapor Systems Technologies (VST) Nozzles Operating in California
08-16-2010 National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standards Council Decision Regarding Antifreeze in Residential Sprinkler Systems
07-06-2010 OSFM Information Bulletin Regarding The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Interim Safety Alert Regarding Antifreeze in Residential Sprinklers
06-11-2010 Regarding Vapor Systems Technologies Nozzles Operating in California
02-18-2010 Residential Automatic Fire Sprinklers in One and Two-Family Dwellings and Townhouses
02-02-2010 Foster Family Homes
01-08-2010 Field Testing for Flammability for Match Flame Test

Year of 2009

DateInformation Bulletins
12-17-2009 New Law Impacting Fire Clearance for RCFEs and Community Care Facilities
12-10-2009 Information Regarding Changes in the Defensible Space Codes
12-02-2009 New License Classification For Automatic Extinguishing Systems Maintenance and Testing
09-01-2009 Requirements for "Artwork" in Group E Occupancies
07-13-2009 Dual Sensor Smoke Alarms Recalled by Kidde Due to Failure to Warn of a Fire
06-23-2009 Fireworks Safety Tips - 2009
06-23-2009 Sales of Consumer Fireworks on Craigslist
06-11-2009 Health and Safety Code Fireworks Violations
05-01-2009 Fire Alarm Control Unit Listings
04-27-2009 Information Regarding Placement of E85 Fuel Dispensing Equipment on State Owned or State Leased Facilities
03-19-2009 Kidde Recall to Replace Fire Extinguishers Due to Failure to Operate
03-10-2009 Exterior Ramps Group R-3.1
01-12-2009 Statewide Consumer Alert Regarding Fire Protection Equipment Scam
01-08-2009 Fire Alarm Control Panel Recalled by NOTIFIER

Year of 2008

DateInformation Bulletins
12-20-2008 UL 300 Compliance Deadline
11-20-2008 Decorative Vegetation in New and Existing Buildings
10-28-2008 Open-flame cooking devices on apartment house balconies
09-10-2008 Unapproved Portable Fire Extinguishers sold in California-1st Defense
09-10-2008 Unapproved Portable Fire Extinguishers sold in California-Flame Out
09-10-2008 Unapproved Portable Fire Extinguishers sold in California-Tundra
09-10-2008 Unapproved Portable Fire Extinguishers sold in California-KO Fire
09-10-2008 Fire Alarm Control Unit Replacement in Existing Buildings
08-13-2008 Application of Wildland-Urban Interface Building Standards to Manufactured Homes
05-16-2008 Maple Chase Co. Recalls Carbon Monoxide and Carbon Monoxide/Smoke Combo Alarms Due to Alarm Malfunction
04-14-2008 Fire Alarm Control Panel Recalled By Gamewell FCI Due to Alert Failure
04-08-2008 Unapproved Portable Fire Extinguishers Sold in California
01-31-2008 Realignment of Northern and Southern Fire & Life Safety Boundries

Year of 2007

DateInformation Bulletins
12-21-2007 Existing Control Areas for Laboratories, Vocational Shops and Similar Areas Containing Hazardous Materials
11-01-2007 New State Fire Marshal's "Fast Track" Listing Process for Fire Alarm Equipment
10-30-2007 Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week
10-15-2007 New Requirement under UL 38 Manually Actuated Signaling Boxes 1999 Edition, with California Amendments
10-01-2007 Local Agency Adoption of Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zones
09-28-2007 Revised Effective Date of Wildland-Urban Interface Fire Area Building Standards
09-05-2007 Strike First Fire Extinguisher Recall
08-20-2007 Enforcement of Building Codes
08-20-2007 Plan Review Submittals Utilizing the 2007 California Building Standards Code (Title 24, Parts 1 through 12) Prior to the Effective Date of January 1, 2008.
07-10-2007 Laws and Regulations Requirements for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance, of Water Based Fire Protection Systems Bulletin
07-10-2007 Records of Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water Based Fire Protection System Bulletin
07-10-2007 Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water Based Fire Protection Systems Designed Under Earlier Editions of NFPA 13 Bulletin
07-10-2007 Conducting a Back Flush of the Fire Department Connection (FDC) Bulletin
07-10-2007 Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water Based Fire Protection Systems that include a Pressure Maintenance (Jockey) Pump Bulletin
07-10-2007 The Requirements for Water Based Fire Protection Inspection, Testing and Maintenance, Under Earlier Design Criteria Bulletin
07-10-2007 The Requirements for Alarm Activations within 90 Seconds Bulletin
07-10-2007 Inspection Frequency Clarification Bulletin
07-10-2007 Sprinkler System Obstruction Investigation and Prevention Bulletin (Revised)
07-03-2007 UL Warns of Counterfeit Photoelectric Smoke Alarms Bulletin
06-20-2007 Globe Sprinkler Recall Bulletin
06-14-2007 Enforcement of Wildland-Urban Interface Building Standards
06-06-2007 Plan Review Submittals Utilizing the 2007 California Codes prior January 1, 2008
05-30-2007 End of the Voluntary Replacement Program For Central Sprinkler O-Rings
05-30-2007 Fire Sprinkler Inspection Requirements
05-21-2007 Report of Disciplinary Action Conducted in the Fire Extinguisher Program
04-10-2007 K-GUARD, SENTRY and FLAG FIRE Model Fire Extinguishers Recall
04-10-2007 Bedridden Persons in Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFE'S) Housing 7 or More Non-Ambulatory Clients
04-05-2007 Digital Security Controls Smoke Detector Recall
02-07-2007 Fire Testing of Fire Extinguishing Systems for the Protection of Restaurant Cooking Areass
01-23-2007 Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems

Year of 2006

DateInformation Bulletins
12-10-2006 Commercial Table Top Fryers With Recirculating Systems
09-19-2006 Fire Suppression System Voluntary Recall
07-18-2006 Counterfeit UL Mark on Automatic Fire Sprinklers
06-30-2006 Unapproved Safe and Sane Fireworks #H-058 Soda Pop Fountain
1-19-2006 Unapproved Fire Extinguishers Sold in California (Pilot Automotive)
1-19-2006 Unapproved Fire Extinguishers Sold in California (Outback Product)
1-19-2006 Unapproved Fire Extinguishers Sold in California (J & A Auto Accessories)
1-19-2006 Unapproved Fire Extinguishers Sold in California (Chassis Tech.)
1-19-2006 Unapproved Fire Extinguishers Sold in California (Aerospeed)
1-19-2006 Unapproved Fire Extinguishers Sold in California (APC)
1-19-2006 Unapproved Fire Extinguishers Sold in California (American Auto Accessories)
1-13-2006 Unapproved Fire Extinguishers Sold in California (H. L. Boulton)

Year of 2005

DateInformation Bulletins
1-17-2005 FM Approvals Suspends Approval on Two Large Drop Sprinklers

Year of 2004

DateInformation Bulletins
10-06-2004 Kidde Fire Extinguisher Voluntarily Recall

Year of 2003

DateInformation Bulletins
07-10-2003 Health Care Facility Inspections
06-24-2003 Sales of Consumer Fireworks on the Internet
06-24-2003 Classification of Snap Caps and Party Poppers
06-20-2003 Encroachments into or on Pipeline Easements

Year of 2002

DateInformation Bulletins
06-25-2002 Unapproved Fire Extinguishers Sold in California (American Products Company)(Revised 02/24/2004)
01-02-2002 Furnaces Recalled

Year of 2001

DateInformation Bulletins
11-26-2001 Christmas Tree Ornament Heat Detectors
11-06-2001 OES Spill Reporting Guidelines
10-03-2001 Bedridden Clients in Residential Care Facilities
09-27-2001 More on Central Sprinkler Replacement Program (Revised 02/24/2004)
07-25-2001 Central Sprinkler Recall (Revised 02/24/2004)
07-25-2001 Bedridden Clients in Residential Care Facilities

Year of 2000

DateInformation Bulletins
10-03-2000 Fumigation

Year of 1998

DateInformation Bulletins
10-30-1998 Double-Walled Piping for Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Systems

Year of 1997

DateInformation Bulletins
01-24-1997 Pipeline Status Terminology (Superseded by August 1, 2009 Bulletin)

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