Life Safety


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.

About West Metro's Life Safety Division



West Metro’s Life Safety Division handles code compliance, fire investigation, plans review for new construction and remodels, special event permits, and safety education for the fire district. 



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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.


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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.

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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.

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We are a taxpayer-funded fire district, and we closely manage our financial resources to provide fire suppression and emergency medical services to our residents and businesses. You can follow revenues and expenditures in real time through our financial portal.

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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.

Fighting a House Fire

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


General Fees

Community Education Fees

New Construction Fees

Operational Permits and Misc. Fees

Records Fees

Tenant Improvement Fees

Construction & Building Services

Plan Review Submittal Process

Plan Review Status

Fire Codes

Fire Alarms Sprinkler Permitting

Fire Alarm System Reduction or Removal Process

Fire Life Safety Site Plan Submittal

Construction Management Site Plan Requirements

Schedule a Construction Inspection

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Construction Permit Applications

Access Control Permit Application

Carbon Dioxide System Permit Application

Fire Alarm Control Panel (Dialer) Permit Application

Fire Alarm Permit Application

Fire Suppression Permit Application

Kitchen Hood Suppression System Permit Application

Medical Gas Install Permit Application

New Building/Core and Shell Permit Application

Photovoltaic Permit Application

Radio Amplification System Permit Application

Revised Drawing Application

Tenant Finish/Improvement Permit Application

Underground Fire Line Permit Application

Code Compliance

Code Compliance

Annual Code Compliance Building Inspections

Operational Permits

Hazardous Materials

Workplace Fire Safety and Extinguisher Training

Evacuation Drill Witness

State Safety Inspection

Community Education

Community Education

Car Seat Checks

CPR / AED First-Aid Classes

Family Fire Muster

Home Safety

Youth Fire Setting

Kids Club

School Programs

Senior Citizen Programs

Personal Emergency Preparedness Tips

Community Involvement

Community Involvement

Service Hours Donations

Safety Events Family Fire Muster

Fire Station Tours and Fire Engine Visit

Community Risk Reduction

Community Risk Reduction

Risk Management Map

Wildfire Safety

Seal of Approval

Food Truck Safety Guidelines

Residential Info & Programs

Residential Info and Programs

Current Burn Restrictions

BBQ Fire Pit Regulations

Request a Fire Report

Low Cost Smoke and CO Alarms