State Fire Marshal Residential Care Facilities Advisory Committee

Recently I sat in on a meeting with the State Fire Marshal Residential Care Facilities Advisory Committee hosted at the State Fire Marshal Headquarters in Sacramento.  The goal of the committee is to advise the State Fire Marshal on all matters related to fire and panic safety regulations and building standards relating to Residential Care Facilities in an effort to ensure quality of care in a safe environment.  Minutes to all meetings are available on-line at www.osfm.fire.ca.gov.  On this site you will also find code interpretations on various matters.  A direct link to the Advisory Committee information can be accessed by clicking on the following:  SFM Residential Care Facilities Advisory Committee

Did you know?  Section 2.05, Title 19, California Code of Regulations provides that any person may request a code interpretation from the State Fire Marshal?  The following link will provide you directions on how to request a code interpretation: http://osfm.fire.ca.gov/codeinterpretation/pdf/howto.pdf

One Response to “State Fire Marshal Residential Care Facilities Advisory Committee”

  1. I am the administrator at a RCFE and I just recently learned that the residents of my facility can not have a door stop to keep the door open. This caused my residents to be very upset, because they enjoy having their door open. Fire department said that having door stops is a violation of the fire code. Is there anyway around this or something we can do to get it changed besides spending $400 a room installing the smoke detector magnets behind the doors?

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