State Licencing For Fire Safety Pursued

The push continues for passage of legislation to license and regulate the fire protection industry in Pennsylvania. Legislation calls for the licensing of fire equipment distributors and sprinkler contractors and the certification of all fire equipment employees in PA. Meaghen Wills of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the American Fire Sprinkler Association voiced support for the licensing of fire sprinkler contractors. Acting State Fire Commissioner Bruce Trego noted you have to be licensed to cut hair in PA, but not to inspect a life-safety device.