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During the 2010 second regular legislative session, The State of Colorado General Assembly approved House Bill 10-1241 concerning the required registration for persons who work on fire suppression systems in the state of Colorado. The Bill also granted powers and duties to the Division of Fire Safety to establish minimum requirements and standards for persons who inspect multipurpose residential fire sprinkler systems in one- and two-family dwellings and townhouses. The Bill passed the Colorado House on March 29, 2010 and the Colorado Senate on May 3, 2010 and was signed by the Governor into law on June 7, 2010.
The State of Colorado General Assembly determined that in the interest of promoting public safety, persons performing inspections on multipurpose residential fire sprinkler systems should meet at least a minimum level of training and skill that demonstrates competency in the life safety industry.
The program herein provides for the establishment and administration of the certification program including applicant requirements, certification fees, disciplinary actions, examination procedures, disciplinary actions, and procedures for reporting violations of these rules.
There is established within the Division of Fire Safety a Residential Fire Sprinkler Inspector Certification Program. The program is established pursuant to section 1 of chapter 354, Session Laws of Colorado 2010. Section 7 of chapter 354, Session Laws of Colorado 2010 provides that the program commence on July 1, 2011.
Multipurpose Residential Fire Sprinkler System means a system intended to serve both domestic and fire protection needs, utilizing a common piping system supplying domestic fixtures and fire sprinklers where each sprinkler is supplied by a minimum of three separate paths and does not contain a cross-connection control device in the system piping. For the purposes of this program, a multipurpose residential fire sprinkler system shall be defined as a part of the premises plumbing.
Plumbing includes the following items located within the building or extending five feet from the building foundation, excluding any service line extending from the first joint to the property line: All potable water supply and distribution pipes and piping; all plumbing fixtures and traps; all drainage and vent pipes; all building drains, including their respective joints and connections, devices, receptacles, and appurtenances; all multipurpose residential fire sprinkler systems in one- and two-family dwellings and townhouses that are part of the potable water supply; and all medical gas and vacuum systems in health care facilities.
- "Plumbing" does not include: the installation, extension, alteration, or maintenance, including the related water piping and the indirect waste piping therefrom, of domestic appliances equipped with backflow preventers, including lawn sprinkling systems, residential ice makers, humidifiers, electrostatic filter washers, water heating appliances, water conditioning appliances not directly connected to the sanitary sewer system, building heating appliances and systems, fire protection systems except for multipurpose residential fire sprinkler systems in one- and two-family dwellings and townhouses that are part of the potable water supply, air conditioning installations, process and industrial equipment and piping systems, or indirect drainage systems not a part of a sanitary sewer system;
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