- City: North Bay
- Department Name: North Bay Fire & Emergency Services
I only enforce the requirements of the OFC unless the sprinkler company service report indicates they have inspected/tested as per NFPA 25. In my opinion there are no provisions for an FPO to only enforce NFPA 25. I commonly get questions from our local sprinkler companies about this very topic and I always reply I can only enforce the OFC requirements and leave it with the owner and sprinkler company to decide.
Keeping this in mind, I always inform the owner that they should seek guidance from their insurance company because their contract may stipulate they use NFPA 25. I find that in most cases their insurance company will require their sprinkler system to be inspect/test as per NFPA 25.
If I am at an inspection and see violations of the OFC I will always enforce by way of a fire inspection order.