OSFM COVID-19 Information
California is in a State of Emergency
CAL FIRE – Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) continues to provide essential services to California, but please understand that longer wait times for services may occur. We recognize this is a challenging time, and we remain deeply committed to the safety of the public and our employees.
Published: December 15, 2020
December 15, 2020 – This is to provide guidance on the use of heaters in temporary tents and awnings.
Published: August 26, 2020
August 26, 2020 – As schools prepare to re-open their doors in the days and weeks ahead, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has developed a new fact sheet.
Published: June 3, 2020
Executive Order N-63-20, which extended several licenses and certifications by 60-days, as well waived late fees.
Published: May 12, 2020
As businesses prepare to re-open, new NFPA checklist helps building owners and facility managers ensure fire and life safety for all occupants.
Published: April 3, 2020
OSFM provided recommendations and guidance on the COVID-19 emergency. Fire departments and fire protection contractors must ensure fire prevention and life safety systems and equipment are in working order. These systems and products are essential functions in safeguarding the public, businesses and institutions.
Published: April 2, 2020
This is to provide guidance and alternate means for hospitals, health care facilities, and local health departments on CAL FIRE – Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) regulatory requirements for flame-retardant tents during the COVID-19 emergency. Click here for the link.
Published: March 24, 2020
The National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA®) is urging officials to ensure that fire protection and life safety systems be maintained in all commercial and multi-occupancy residential buildings throughout the global pandemic. Click here for the Link.
Published: March 20, 2020
As the global effect of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve, the CAL FIRE - Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) has closed most of the public counters statewide effective immediately. Click here for the link.
Published: March 20, 2020
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), Office of Pipeline Safety issued a Notice of Stay of Enforcement and Notice of Enforcement Discretion to Operators Affected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Click here for the link.
Published: March 2020
California is issuing daily updates on COVID-19. Get the most recent information from the California Department of Public Health. Click here for the link.