The Office of the State Fire Marshal's (SFM) Building Materials Listing Program (BML) was originally created to mandate that all fire alarm systems and fire alarm devices be approved and listed by the State Fire Marshal prior to sale or marketing within the state. The program later was expanded to include many other materials such as: roof coverings, fire resistive wall and ceiling-floor assemblies, wall finish materials, fire and non-fire related hardware, insulating products, fire doors, fire dampers, electrical appliances and devices. Each product approval and listing is based upon an evaluation of test results that include an analysis of required product performance and reliability features. All companies that want to list products in California must have those products tested by a SFM accredited laboratory.

The SFM listing service provides building authorities, architectural and engineering communities, contractors, and the fire service with a reliable and readily available source of information.

Wildfire Protection Building Construction:

For information and resources on compliance with the wildfire protection requirements of the California Building Standards Code (including "CBC Ch7A" Compliance Policies, accepted vent products, and SFM 12-7A test standards) see the Wildfire Protection web page.

Product manufacturers, testing laboratories, and others who have questions about product listings my contact the BML Program staff listed above.

Contact Us:

Building Materials Listing Program at bml.program@fire.ca.gov