Jill Bronaugh
Communication Manager
Office of the State Fire Marshal
800 SW Jackson, Suite 104
Topeka, KS 66612-1216
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Company Selling Decommission Labels Violating State Regulations

OSFM | Sep 18, 2018

There has been an issue which has been brought to our attention that needs to be addressed concerning a company selling their product to decommission a rated door.

The company, see link below, is promoting a label that can be affixed over fire rated labels. The website says this act “decommissions a fire rated door.” This process is not allowed.

If a facility wishes to make changes to the design of the building, they MUST go through a plan review process and get the door decommissioned through a licensed architect or engineer. One cannot just take out a barrier wall or door to avoid ITM (inspection, testing and maintenance.)

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to our office.

Brenda McNorton
Chief of Inspections
Office of the State Fire Marshal
800 SW Jackson Suite 104
Topeka, KS 66612
TEL: 785-296-0656
FAX: 785-296-0151