Title 25, Chapter 12, Section 2
As used in this chapter, the term:
(1) "Commissioner" means the Safety Fire Commissioner.
(2) "Engineered fire suppression system" means any fire
suppression system having pipe lengths, number of fittings, number
and types of nozzles, suppression agent flow rates, and nozzle
pressures as determined by calculations derived from the
appropriate standards of the National Fire Protection Association,
whether those calculations are performed by hand or by a computer
program or by other method of calculation. These systems may
consist of other components, including, but not limited to,
detection devices, alarm devices, and control devices as tested
and approved by a nationally recognized testing laboratory and
shall be manufacturer listed as compatible with the fire
suppression system involved.
(3) "Fire suppression system" means any fire-fighting system
employing a suppression agent with the purpose of controlling,
suppressing, or extinguishing a fire in a specific hazard. The
suppression agent shall be a currently recognized agent or water
additive required to control, suppress, or extinguish a fire. The
term fire suppression system shall include engineered and
preengineered systems as defined in this chapter and shall not
include those systems addressed in Chapter 11 of this title.
(4) "Firm" means any business, person, partnership, organization,
association, corporation, contractor, subcontractor, or
(5) "License" means the document issued by the Commissioner which
authorizes a firm to engage in the business of installation,
repair, alteration, recharging, inspection, maintenance, service,
or testing of fire suppression systems or portable fire
(6) "Permit" means the document issued by the Commissioner which
authorizes an individual to install, inspect, repair, recharge,
service, or test fire suppression systems or portable fire
(7) "Portable fire extinguisher" means a portable device
containing an extinguishing agent that can be expelled under
pressure for the purpose of suppressing or extinguishing a fire.
The device must be listed by a nationally recognized testing
laboratory. The device must bear a manufacturer's name and serial
number. The listings, approvals, and serial numbers may be
stamped on the manufacturer's identification and instruction plate
or on a separate plate of the testing laboratory soldered or
attached to the extinguisher shell in a permanent manner set forth
by the listing or approving organization.
(8) "Preengineered fire suppression system" means any system
having predetermined flow rates, nozzle pressures, and quantities
of an extinguishing agent. These systems have the specific pipe
size, maximum and minimum pipe lengths, flexible hose
specifications, number of fittings, and number and types of
nozzles prescribed by a nationally recognized testing laboratory.
The hazards protected by these systems are specifically limited as
to the type and size by the testing laboratory based upon actual
fire tests. Limitations on hazards that can be protected by these
systems are contained in the manufacturer's installation manual,
which is referenced as part of the listing.