Pursuant to Section 53-7-204, Utah Code Annotated 1953, no person or concern shall engage in the servicing of portable fire extinguishers without a license issued by the State Fire Marshal.
- Application for a license by a business to service portable fire extinguishers shall be made in writing on forms provided by the State Fire Marshal (SFM). The application shall be signed by the applicant, all partners if a partnership or the principal officer if the business is a corporation or association.
- Application shall be accompanied proof of public liability insurance showing coverage of at least $100,000 for each incident and $300,000 in total coverage.
- Applicant shall allow the SFM or authorized deputies to conduct an inspection of the premises and vehicle(s) used to service portable fire extinguishers to determine compliance with the rules.
Following the fulfillment of these three requirements, a license shall be issued. The license shall be valid for one year and shall be renewed annually.
The license that is issued shall be identified by type of service performed:
- Type 1 All activities performed by Type 2, Type 3, and Type 4.
- Type 2 Hydrostatic tests of fire extinguisher cylinders using the water jacket or ultrasonic test method.
- Type 3 Hydrostatic tests using the proof pressure test method.
- Type 4 Servicing, inspecting and maintaining all types of extinguishers, excluding hydrostatic tests.
CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION
No person shall service any portable fire extinguisher without a certificate of registration that expressly authorizes such person to perform such acts.
- Application shall be made in writing on forms provided by the SFM and shall be signed by the applicant.
- The applicant shall pass a written examination with a minimum passing score of 70% which may be supplemented by practical tests. The written test is an open book examination based on statute, administrative rule and the NFPA standard that applies to the certification.
Following the receipt of application, successful completion of the examination and compliance with provisions of these rules, a certificate of registration shall be issued. The certificate shall be valid for one year and shall be renewed annually. Every five years, the certificate holder shall take and pass a re-examination.
For additional information on the Fire Extinguisher Program, refer to “Laws & Rules” section of this website under R710-1 and/or contact Jon Ritchie.