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Los Angeles Fire Department Fire Life Safety Regulations

In the 1980’s, the City of Los Angeles passed an ordinance mandating the testing of building fire-life safety equipment such as fire pumps, water tanks, risers and alarm systems. At the time, there was no state law covering such testing. Over the last 30 years, the BOMA/GLA Codes and Regulations Committee has continually recommended changes to the testing process, which is administered by third-party testing companies.

More recently, several Committee members formed a sub-committee which provides detailed technical advice and develops best practices for the fire-life safety testing industry. The Los Angeles Fire and Life Safety Committee works with the L.A. Fire Department to streamline costly testing protocols and develop checklists for both owners and fire life safety consultants.