West Metro works with many groups, developers, builders, and city planners to make sure that new construction includes needed space for fire apparatus to stage and operate, allowing firefighters to do their job safely and effectively. This demonstration of a fire response was staged for Lakewood city planners so they could see first-hand what it takes to respond to a call.
No matter where you live, wildfire is a risk in Colorado. Find out how to protect your home and family with our Wildfire Safety Toolkit.
West Metro’s Life Safety Division provides resources to keep you safe at home and in the community. We deal with code compliance, fire investigation, the plan review process for new and existing structures, special event permits, and offer safety education.
The West Metro Fire Rescue Training & Event Center is located in Lakewood, Colorado, 15 miles southwest of downtown Denver. We host firefighter and community trainings and events.
Building a Safe Community
Building a safe community means starting literally from the ground up. Our Life Safety Division works with developers and contractors to meet fire and safety codes for new construction and remodel projects. And when the construction is complete, we work with businesses to plan and practice emergency evacuation drills.
We know that a safe community is one where residents and businesses are empowered with the information they need to reduce or prevent risk where they live or work. While the COVID-19 pandemic impacted our education efforts, our firefighters and educators were still able to deliver fire prevention and safety information to area classrooms and daycare centers, local businesses, organizations and agencies.
ROTC, the "Arson" Dog
New "Investigator" has a Nose for Crime
West Metro added a new "investigator" to the staff in 2020. ROTC (pronounced Rot-see) is an accelerant detection canine, graduated from the State Farm Arson Dog Program. ROTC has a keen sense of smell that has been put to use to investigate fires in the district. He will also assist neighboring agencies with their incidents.
Life Safety Links
- Construction & Building Services
- Construction Permit Applications
- Code Compliance
- Community Education
- Community Involvement
- Community Risk Reduction
- Residential Info & Programs