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Article 6. Enforcement of California Health And Safety Code >> Division 12. >> Part 2. >> Chapter 1.5. >> Article 6.

Except as provided in this article, the State Fire Marshal shall enforce in all areas of the state, the provisions of this chapter and the regulations and standards adopted by him pursuant to Section 13160. The provisions of this chapter and the regulations and standards adopted by the State Fire Marshal pursuant to Section 13160 shall not apply to any firm or corporation not engaged in the business of servicing, charging or testing portable fire extinguishers and that maintains its own fully equipped and specially staffed fire prevention and protection department, or to any employee of any such firm or corporation while acting in the scope of his employment.
Any governmental agency, including the state, and any city, county, district, or any other political subdivision or public corporation of the state, may, in their respective areas of jurisdiction, enforce ordinances, regulations, and orders adopted by such agency relating to the number, size, and type of portable fire extinguishers required to be installed or provided. Such agencies may, in their respective areas of jurisdiction, also enforce the regulations adopted by the State Fire Marshal relating to care, maintenance, and frequency of servicing, charging, and testing of portable fire extinguishers. Nothing in this article shall diminish the enforcement responsibility and authority conferred upon any governmental agency pursuant to any other state statute.
Any portable fire extinguisher that is required to be installed by any statute or ordinance shall be maintained in accordance with the regulations adopted pursuant to Section 13160.
  (a) The owner or occupant of a property in which fire extinguishers are located shall be responsible for the inspection, maintenance, and recharging of the fire extinguishers.
  (b) Maintenance, servicing, and recharging shall be performed by concerns licensed by the State Fire Marshal having available the appropriate servicing manual, the proper types of tools, recharge materials, lubricants, and manufacturer's recommended replacement parts or parts of equal quality.
Every person who violates any provision of this chapter or any regulation adopted by the State Fire Marshal pursuant to Section 13160 is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000), or by imprisonment for not more than six months, or by both such fine and imprisonment. A person is guilty of a separate offense each day during which he commits, continues, or permits a violation of this chapter or of any regulation adopted pursuant to this chapter.