The San Diego Fire-Rescue Department has instituted a new process for service providers who inspect and test fire protection systems. Effective 04/15/2020 all compliant and non-compliant fire protection system test reports are required to be electronically submitted to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department online via The Compliance Engine at www.thecomplianceengine.com. Visit the Compliance Engine page for more information.
Periodic maintenance and a Five Year Service Test are required for sprinkler and standpipe systems per Title 19, Chapter 5 and the current adopted version of California Edition of NFPA 25. A licensed contractor (C16 license) must perform the service test every five years.
A license is not required to perform maintenance inspections.
A fire alarm system must be tested periodically in accordance with the California Fire Code and the current adopted edition of NFPA 72 as amended by the State of California.