MODERATE Fire Danger for April 11 & 12

How to keep your property safe from wildfire:





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. 



facebook iconinstagram icontwitter iconyoutube iconnext door icon 




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.


house on fire icon

Life Safety Division


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.

firemans hat icon



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.

fire hydrant icon



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.

transparency icon


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


New Construction Fees

Tenant Improvement Fees

Operational Permits and Misc. Fees

Community Education Fees

Records 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

Knox Box

Technical Bulletins

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

Evacuation Drill Witness

State Safety Inspection

Community Education & Risk Reduction

Programs and Services 

Home Safety and Wellness

60+ Residents

For the Children 

Family Fire Muster

Fire Station Tours and Fire Engine Visit

Low Cost Smoke and CO Alarms

Risk Management Map

Wildfire Safety

Workplace Safety

Burn Restrictions and BBQ Regulations

Current Burn Restrictions

BBQ Fire Pit Regulations