(a) The provisions of this chapter do not apply to fire chiefs, fire marshals, fire
inspectors, or insurance company inspectors with regard to the routine visual inspection
of fire suppression systems or portable fire extinguishers.
(b) The provisions of these rules and regulations do not apply to any firm that engages only in the routine visual inspection of fire suppression systems or portable fire extinguishers owned by the firm and installed on property under the control of said firm.
(c) The fees required by this chapter shall not apply to employees of federal, state, or local governments or to members of legally organized fire departments while acting in their official capacities.
Each firm in the business of installing, altering, inspecting, repairing, recharging,
servicing, maintaining, or testing fire suppression systems or in the business of inspecting, repairing, recharging, servicing, maintaining, or testing portable fire extinguishers is required to obtain a license from the Commissioner. The annual fee for
said license shall be $50.00
A license shall not be issued by the Commissioner until:
The applicant pays a non-refundable filing fee of fifty dollars ($50.00) along
with the annual license fee.
(b) The State Fire Marshal or a person designated by him has by inspection determined that the applicant possesses the equipment required for the activities the applicant requested to perform. The minimum equipment to be provided shall be as follows.
The following shall be the minimum equipment and facilities on
hand at each service location or in each mobile service vehicle for a firm engaged only in the installation, inspection, recharging, repair or maintenance of portable fire extinguishers or fire suppression systems as deemed necessary and applicable
by the Commissioner or his appointed representative.
Proper wrenches with nonserrated jaws or valve puller.
Adequate inspection light for internal inspection of extinguisher
or system cylinders.
C. Accurate weighing scales for extinguisher or cylinder inspection and filling.
Accurate weighing scales for cartridge inspection and filling.