Fire and Life Safety

FLS 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, 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.

Organization Chart


Branches that make up our Section

Fire Investigations

Responsible for determining the origin, cause, and circumstances of fires (structural and wildland) that occur throughout Colorado.

Building (Schools)

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

  School Construction Inspections

Professional Development Unit

Provides support, education and training for fire and building code compliance, inspections and plan reviews.

Fire Prevention

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.

  Health Facility Construction

  Fire Suppression Construction

  Certificates of Compliance

  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.

Fireworks Regulatory Program

This entails licensing of anyone who sells fireworks within the State, certification of those who perform professional fireworks or pyrotechnic displays, and permitting of displays in areas without local fire authority

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.

Limited Gaming

The Division of Fire Prevention and Control has the responsibility to assist municipalities and the Colorado Division of Gaming to ensure that buildings where limited gaming activities are conducted are designed, constructed, and maintained in a manner that is safe to employees and patrons in accordance with adopted building codes and standards.

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.









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