Recognizing the importance of fire sprinklers as a means to significantly reduce deaths and the costs of residential fires, the Center for Public Safety Excellence (CPSE) Board of Directors approved plans to offer a new accreditation program for installers of residential fire sprinkler systems.
Modeled on the accreditation model of the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI), the new accreditation is entitled the “Residential Fire Sprinkler Contractor Accreditation” program.
CPSE’s Paul Brooks, Executive Director, hailed the decision of the board by stating, “This program represents CPSE’s commitment to promoting the installation of fire sprinklers in all new dwelling construction as a means to save lives and property. We are excited about this new venture for CPSE and the new partnerships we will build with the fire sprinkler industry.”
Participating companies will be evaluated in several categories. As with the CFAI accreditation model, companies will need to satisfy Core Competencies and Performance Indicators within each of the broad categories in order to achieve accreditation.
The Residential Fire Sprinkler Contractor Accreditation Program is designed to assure homeowners, state and local regulators and advocates for fire sprinklers in single-family dwelling structures that installations are completed by competent, professional companies who provide adequate training for installers and ensure the quality of their work.
Visit the CPSE site for additional information.