The Office of the State Fire Marshal (SFM) accredits over 30 laboratories to test a range of products using SFM-adopted or nationally recognized standards. These tests include portable fire extinguishers and full-scale evaluations of fire-resistant assemblies. Precision is crucial, as results determine fire resistance approval, with potential safety implications. Laboratories seeking accreditation undergo inspections by SFM-approved staff, evaluating equipment and personnel qualifications. This ensures all products submitted for SFM evaluation are rigorously tested by qualified experts using calibrated equipment.