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Fire Extinguisher Licensing Board

The Suffolk County Portable Fire Extinguisher and Automatic Fire Extinguishing Systems Licensing 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:
(631) 852-4855 or send an inquiry

Law/Rules and Regulations:


FELB meetings will be held at the Department of Fire, Rescue and Emergency Services - 102 East Ave. Yaphank NY 11980 in the Library at 10:00 AM on the following dates:

Thursday, August 19, 2021
Thursday, September 16, 2021
Thursday, October 21, 2021
Thursday, November 18, 2021
Thursday, December 16, 2021


FELB Monthly Meetings 2021:
FELB Monthly Meetings 2020:
  • January 16, 2020
  • February 20, 2020
  • March 19, 2020 * cancelled
  • October 15, 2020
  • November 19, 2020
  • December 17, 2020
FELB Monthly Meetings 2019:
If you have any questions please feel free to contact Suffolk County Chief Fire Marshal's office. at 631-852-4855.



Certificate of Registration Holders:


Suffolk County Government

H. Lee Dennison Bldg

100 Veterans Memorial Hwy
P.O. Box 6100
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Riverhead County Center

County Road 51
Riverhead, NY 11901