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New Certifications Being Developed for Fire Equipment Technicians



New certifications for fire equipment technicians are being developed by the International Code Council (ICC) and the National Association of Fire Equipment Distributors (NAFED).


New certifications for fire equipment technicians are being developed by the International Code Council (ICC) and the National Association of Fire Equipment Distributors (NAFED).

The Code Council/NAFED Technician Certification Program combines the organizations’ technical and exam preparation expertise to meet industry standards for testing programs, according to ICC. When complete, the groups will offer Fire Extinguisher Technician certification and Pre-Engineered Fire Extinguishing Systems Technician certification.

To be sure that fire extinguishers serve the functions intended by the International Codes, it is necessary that they be maintained by qualified individuals. “The new certifications provide an added level of safety for the public,” says International Code Council CEO Rick Weiland. "Earning certification also reflects the professionalism and commitment of Fire Extinguisher Technicians."

The new exams and joint certifications will be available July 1. All individuals currently certified by NAFED will receive new certificates with the Code Council and NAFED endorsement, according to ICC.



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