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Joseph F. Williams
COMMISSIONER

John G. Jordan Sr.
DEPUTY COMMISSIONER

Edward Springer
CHIEF FIRE MARSHAL

PO Box 127
Yaphank, New York 11980
Main (631) 852-4855
Fax  (631) 852-4861
Evenings & Weekends: (631) 852-4815

Portable Fire Extinguisher and Automatic Fire Extinguishing Systems Licensing Board

The Suffolk County Portable Fire Extinguisher and Automatic Fire Extinguishing Systems Licensing Board (Board) was created by local law in 2004 to oversee and regulate the servicing of portable fire extinguishers and automatic fire extinguishing systems in the interest of safeguarding the lives and property of Suffolk County residents. The licensing board - more commonly referred to as the Portable Fire Extinguisher Licensing Board or FELB – had its oversight authority expanded in 2010 to include those involved in the installation of automatic fire extinguishing systems as well. The FELB is comprised of five members under the general supervision of the Suffolk County Department of Fire, Rescue and Emergency Services (FRES). The designee of the FRES Commissioner serves as the chair of the FELB which is further comprised of the Suffolk County Chief Fire Marshal, one representative of the Fire Marshals’ Association of Suffolk County and two representatives of the National Association of Fire Equipment Distributors (NAFED) from Suffolk County.

To service and install portable fire extinguishers and automatic fire extinguishing systems in Suffolk County a license is required of each technician performing the work. Similarly, the company employing the technician must have a certificate of registration authorizing the existence and use of its premises for the purpose of the design, installation and/or servicing of portable fire extinguishers and automatic fire extinguishing systems.

For further information click on one of the links below, call 631-852-4855 or send an inquiry to:
FELB@suffolkcountyny.gov


Law/Rules and Regulations:
Licensing Law (Article III of Chapter 294 of the Suffolk County Code)
Rules and Regulations

Public Notice:
Please take notice that a regular meeting of the Suffolk County Portable Fire
Extinguisher and Automatic Fire Extinguishing Systems Licensing Board will be
convened as indicated below.



SUFFOLK COUNTY PORTABLE FIRE EXTINGUISHING AND AUTOMATIC FIRE EXTINGUISHING SYSTEMS LICENSING BOARD MEETING SCHEDULE 2014


FELB meetings will be held at the Department of Fire, Rescue and Emergency Services 30 East Ave. Yaphank NY 11980 in the Library at 09:00 on the following dates:

FELB Meetings:

  • January 23, 2014
  • February 20, 2014
  • March 20, 2014
  • April 17, 2014
  • May 15, 2014
  • June 19, 2014
  • July 17, 2014
  • August 21, 2014
  • September 18, 2014
  • October 16, 2014
  • November 20, 2014
  • December 18, 2014

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Suffolk County Chief Fire Marshal Edward K. Springer, Sr. at 631-852-4855.

 

Forms:
Application for a License
Application for a Certificate of Registration
High Pressure Hydrostatic Testing Verification Form
Employee Termination Form
Complaint Form

Certificate of Registration Holders:
Certificate of Registration Holders
License Holder List
Board:
Board Members

Meeting Minutes:
1-12-2012 Meeting Minutes
2-16-2012 Meeting Minutes
3-8-2012 Meeting Minutes
5-3-2012 Meeting Minutes
6-21-2012 Meeting Minutes
2-28-2013 Meeting Minutes
4-25-2013 Meeting Minutes
7-25-2013 Meeting Minutes
8-15-2013 Meeting Minutes