The OSFM Fire Engineering Division oversees licensing, product evaluation, and enforcement, with a focus on consumer services. Our team requires expertise in fire protection engineering and laboratory testing. We manage 11 statewide programs, including licensing, product approval, and enforcement for a range of safety areas.

Building Materials Listing

The SFM Building Materials Listing Program initially mandated State Fire Marshal approval for fire alarm systems and devices before sale, later expanding to cover a range of materials; it relies on rigorous testing and provides crucial information to building authorities, architects, engineers, contractors, and the fire service.

Building Materials Listing

Arson and Bomb Unit

The unit is responsible for conducting fire investigations, collecting and analyzing evidence, and working with local, state, and federal agencies to solve arson and bombing cases and enforce explosives laws within California.

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