The Compliance Engine

Inspection, Testing & Maintenance Requirements

For Fire Protection Systems

All Fire Departments in the State of California are required to by law to enforce the requirements of Title 19, Public Safety, Division 1, State Fire Marshal regulations:

“It is the responsibility of the contractor, company or licensee to provide a written report of the test and maintenance results [of fire protection systems] to the building owner and the local fire authority having jurisdiction at the completion of the testing and maintenance.”

Nationally and locally, it is estimated that between 30 and 50% of all fire and life safety systems go without mandatory inspection, testing and maintenance. To correct this problem we have selected The Compliance Engine (TCE), a cloud-based service to efficiently manage the process by streamlining and standardizing the reporting process. TCE will help us towards our goal of obtaining 100% compliance with our adopted codes, improving our departmental efficiencies and delivering on the goal we all share of improving public safety.

Starting on September 1st, 2018, for those service providers who are not already registered, may begin registering and submitting fire/life safety system reports via The Compliance Engine (TCE). As of January 1, 2019, all fire and life safety system test reports are required to be sent to our respective departments electronically by your organization via TCE’s online system at

Any contractor licensed to inspect fire/life safety systems within our respective jurisdictions are required to submit their reports via The Compliance Engine. We require all reports within 30 days of the inspection or maintenance completion.  Systems with impairments must be reported immediately.

Systems being reported into TCE are:

If you have questions related to the submission of fire system inspections, tests, and maintenance reports to the Huntington Beach Fire Department, please visit the Fire Prevention Division on the 5th Floor of Huntington Beach City Hall at 2000 Main Street, call 714-536- 5411 or email [email protected].

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Contact Information

City of Huntington Beach
Fire Department
2000 Main Street
Huntington Beach, CA
Phone: (714) 536-5411
Fax: (714) 374-1551

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