Category Archives: TBFAA News

State Fire Marshal’s Notice- Licensing Requirements Related to Sound Sensors for Smoke Alarms in 1- and 2- Family Dwellings

State Fire Marshal’s Notice May 2014 Licensing Requirements Related to Sound Sensors for Smoke Alarms in 1- and 2- Family Dwellings The State Fire Marshal’s Office continues to receive questions related to a new wireless device that senses the alarm sound from existing smoke alarms in a house and transmits the signal to a central… Continue Reading

State Fire Marshal’s Notice- Household Fire Alarm Systems – Test of Transmission Signal to Remote Monitoring Location

State Fire Marshal’s Notice May 2014 Household Fire Alarm Systems – Test of Transmission Signal to Remote Monitoring Location The State Fire Marshal’s Office has been made aware that some alarm dealers and monitoring stations may not be providing the required monthly test of alarm signal transmission on residential systems – or may not be… Continue Reading

State Fire Licensing Rules Review

State Fire Marshal’s Office – Update The State Fire Marshal’s Office is continuing the process of reviewing industry rules for NFPA standard updates and other suggested changes/additions.  Over the last three months, we have been meeting with stakeholders and gathering your input and suggestions. Our goal was to identify proposed rule amendments on a timeline that would… Continue Reading

TX State Fire Marshal’s Office – New Testing Service

State Fire Marshal’s Office – Update Important: Licensing Test Update The State Fire Marshal’s Office will begin using a new contractor (PSI) for licensing tests effective September 2, 2013.  PSI will begin taking registrations for the tests August 15, 2013. You may pay and schedule online at www.psiexams.com, or by calling 800-733-9267. Testing will begin September 2,… Continue Reading

Man Impersonating Fire Inspector

04 – March – 2013 eNews – State Fire Marshal’s Office Update- Man Impersonating Fire Inspector A man has been impersonating a fire inspector in the Austin area and has scammed local businesses for amounts in excess of $200. He claims to be with the local city and has used the name City Fire Prevention… Continue Reading

New Pocket Cards

New Pocket Cards The Texas Department of Public Safety / Private Security Program are now issuing the new hard plastic pocket card for registrants. This new pocket card uses the picture from the Texas Driver License or Texas ID card database for the picture on the card. If you hire an employee who does not… Continue Reading