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More on On-Line fire reporting service  
November 30, 2021
More on On-Line fire reporting service from article on November 17, 2021
          Here in California, jurisdictions are slowly coming onboard with The Compliance Engine or Similar online reporting systems.
          This has been a very positive move in getting those who pencil whip their reports held accountable for their erroneous negligent activity; we at Cal-West promote this third party oversight.
          California contract law since 2008 re-assigned governance and oversight of construction workers to the construction companies via the CSLB and its relinquishment of the Apprentice Ship Program Oversight; construction companies are to report each other for violations with photographic evidence.  All of this can be found on the CSLB and DIR websites; most significant penalty for not reporting violations is invalidated contractor insurance coverage by the state of California.
          Now, who is going to prove Company A knew Company B is in violation and did not report?
          We at CWFAS are all for this oversight and think there should be more (independent private sector) oversight.  In most cases we believe the building inspectors need to answer to a third party Independent Oversight Committee made up of engineers, contractors, architects, and Realtors.
 Time is our most precious commodity so;
Thank You for your Time!
Jerry VanWagoner, Owner
Cal-West Fire Alarm Service
Consulting & Design
North Highlands, Ca 95660  
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           Regarding fighting fees for uploading testing reports to third party vendor --- we didn’t fight them.   Almost all the jurisdictions we work in are going this route.   We basically pass the fee (actually a bit more than the fee) on to the subscriber.   The “add” to the fee covers some time for my staff to do the uploading, etc.    Have had ZERO blow back from the subscribers.   Why fight it --- out of our control.  
          Thanks for your comment.  I am still waiting to hear from the fire alarm guys to determine if we need an update to the Fire All in One to deal with the Fire Inspection Service charges.

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