- Fire Extinguishers
Firms that service, inspect, or install fire extinguishers or fixed extinguishing systems are required to be certified by the State Fire Marshal in accordance with K.S.A. 31-133a. Article 10 (PDF) of the Kansas Fire Marshal Administrative Regulations (K.A.R. 22-10-1 through 22-10-19) applies to the servicing firms for certification, compliance and consumer protection. Access the application to register as a certified firm (PDF).
- Classes of Certifications
- Certification Procedures
- Insurance Coverage
- Renewing Your Certification
There are four classes of certifications.
|RA||Permits servicing, recharging, installing, or inspecting fixed extinguishing systems by a currently certified manufacturer's distributor|
|RB||Permits servicing, recharging, installing, or inspecting portable fire extinguishers|
|RC||Permits hydrostatic testing of non-dot cylinders, including wet chemical or dry chemical containers|
|RD||Permits servicing, recharging, and inspecting fixed extinguishing systems|
Each business that desires a registration certificate shall submit the following to our office:
- Proof of education and/or training
- Proof of insurance
Certification & Training
Certification is through the ICC/NAFED is required for RB through RD classes. Exams, prep seminars, and sample exams can be found at the National Association of Fire Equipment Distributors website.
If you are a distributor located within or doing work in Kansas, let NAFED help you meet the state's new certification requirements.
According to the State of Kansas, Article 10, Installation and Certification Standards for Extinguishing Devices, Section 22-10-3 (B), which was amended in February 2011, a current certification through the ICC/NAFED is required in order to obtain a registration certificate from the state fire marshal. Renewal applications shall be submitted to the Office of the State Fire Marshal on or before November 30th of the year of expiration.
Insurance must cover comprehensive general liability, bodily injury, property damage and completed operations in the amounts of the following:
- RA license: $500,000
- RB license: $100,000
- RC license: $100,000
- RD license: $1,000,000
Any person who is an officer or employ of the state or any political or taxing subdivision of the state, when that person is acting on behalf o the state or political or taxing subdivision, is exempt from paying fees.
Certificates are valid for one calendar year. Renewal applications must be submitted to KSFMO no later than November 30 of the year the certificate expires. The requirements for a certification renewal are the same as for new certification.
Please note that an on-site inspection may be made to insure that the proper equipment is available for servicing fire protection equipment. For certification applications or for more information, call our office at 785-296-3401.