The Industry Services Division Fire Protection System Program includes fire detection, notification, alarm, and suppression systems. Rules are administered pertaining to fire protection systems. There are credentials administered for automatic fire sprinkler system workers, according to SPS 305 Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations. Fire protection system plan review is offered. See also Fire Prevention, Fire Department Safety and Health, and Commercial Buildings Programs.
Questions regarding Fire Suppression or Fire Alarm can be sent to: DSPSSBFireProtech@wi.gov
Administrative Code and Statutes
Fire Alarm Submittal Guidelines
Fire Suppression Submittal Guidelines
The Department of Safety and Professional Services has been engaged in rulemaking to update Wis. Admin. Code chapters 361 to 366, the Wisconsin Commercial Code. As part of this process, a review of the current fire sprinkler rules for multifamily dwellings was completed and feedback from stakeholders received. Stakeholder feedback called into question the enforceability of current fire sprinkler rules due to them being potentially more restrictive than allowed by statute. The Department takes these concerns seriously and has requested a formal attorney general’s opinion. For additional questions, please contact Chris Joch 608-267-9152.