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.

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.

Branches the make up our Section

Fire Investigations

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

Building

Responsible for all school construction permitting and inspections.

Professional Development Unit

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

Fire Prevention

Responsible for permitting and inspections for health facilities, fire suppression and fire alarm systems.

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.

Registrations of Contractors, Inspectors and Sprinkler Fitters

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.

 

 

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