The Fire and Life Safety Section administers the fire, building, and life safety codes adopted by the Division. The Section is also available to assist local fire and/or building officials with plan review, inspection, code analysis of non-regulated facilities, and fire origin and cause investigations at their request.
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- The Purpose of Our Section
The Fire and Life Safety Section administers the fire, building, and life safety codes adopted by the Division.
The Section is also available to assist local fire and/or building officials with plan review, inspection, or code analysis of non-regulated facilities, at their request.
In addition, the Section is available to assist local fire and/or law enforcement agencies with fire origin and cause investigations at their request.
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- Branches that make up our Section
Responsible for determining the origin, cause, and circumstances of fires (structural and wildland) that occur throughout Colorado.
The Building Code Branch is responsible for the construction and inspections of public schools, institute charter schools, charter schools and junior colleges buildings and structures.
School Construction Inspections
Provides support, education and training for fire and building code compliance, inspections and plan reviews.
The Fire Prevention Branch is responsible for the construction, inspections and issuance of Certificates of Compliance (CoC) of both Certified and Non-Certified Health facilities licensed by the State of Colorado. It is also responsible for the inspections of fire and/or life safety permits for schools and any building in which the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) has requests the Division to assist. The FPB is also responsible for school maintenance inspections.
- What we do
Construction Permits and Inspections
This administration involves the review of construction documents, issuing permits, inspecting construction, and regular maintenance inspections of regulated facilities including public school and junior college, health care, and limited gaming, waste tire and hotel/motel facilities as well as facilities protected by fire suppression systems.
Fire Safe Cigarettes Certifications
Requires all cigarettes sold or offered for sale in Colorado to meet the same criteria for reduced ignition propensity cigarettes as in New York State. Cigarettes companies must submit testing that proves all brands of cigarettes sold limit the risk that they will ignite common combustible materials within households.
Certifications & Registrations
All parties involved in the installation, testing, repair or inspecting of fire suppression systems or schools must be registered with and provide documentation of their involvements to the Division. This includes Suppression Contractors (Commercial, Residential, Underground and Backflow), Fire Inspectors (for Schools), Sprinkler Fitters, Special Inspectors and Third Party Inspectors, Special Inspectors and Pre-qualified Building Departments.
Hotel/Motel Fire Safety Act (FEMA Inspections)
The Hotel and Motel Fire Safety Act of 1990 was passed into law by Congress to save lives and protect property by promoting fire and life safety in hotels, motels and other places of public accommodation.
Waste Tire Facilities
The Division Rule establishes the minimum fire and life safety requirements for waste tire facilities and ensure that waste tire facilities are constructed, maintained, and inspected in compliance 30-20-1401, et seq., C.R.S., adopted codes, and applicable rules.
Fire Origin and Cause Investigations
Responsible for determining the fire origin cause and circumstances that occur throughout Colorado as well as providing an Ignitable Liquids Detection Canine (also known as an "Arson Dog").
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Operated by Colorado's Lead Fire Agency- The Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control (DFPC)- we discuss, educate and inform listeners about all fire activities in Colorado. From wildfires, technology in fire & public safety, residential & commercial fire safety, & all things firefighter training. Our hosts are our very own- our Section Chiefs and every now and then- our fearless leader, Director Mike Morgan. Their guests will include people from across the public safety spectrum in local, state, federal and private organizations. We invite you to listen in and learn more about us at dfpc.colorado.gov