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Technical Bulletins


A technical bulletin results from the need to provide a clarification, justification, or direction as to when and how West Metro Fire Rescue interprets and applies the fire code in the context of hazard mitigation, public safety, and fire department operations.

From the International Fire Code (IFC):

[A] 104.1 General. The fire code official is hereby authorized to enforce the provisions of this code.  The fire code official shall have the authority to render interpretations of this code and to adopt policies, procedures, rules and regulations in order to clarify the application of its provisions. Such interpretations, policies, procedures, rules and regulations shall be in compliance with the intent and purpose of this code.  Such policies, procedures, rule and regulations shall not have the effect of waiving requirements specifically provided for in this code.


Policies represent the West Metro Fire Protection District - Life Safety Division’s plan review, inspection and enforcement regulations, practices, principles, and expectations.


Interpretations represent the West Metro Fire Protection District - Life Safety Division’s determination regarding the enforcement of applicable sections of the adopted version of the International Fire Code (IFC) as well as other enforceable codes and standards, and are intended to represent how these issues will be enforced District-wide.


No.              Purpose                                                                                                                     
2022-001    CPVC Sprinkler Compatibility                        
2022-002    Exterior Waterflow and Fire Alarm Notification               
2022-003    Fire Department Connections                  
2022-004    Painted or Dyed Fire Alarm Wiring                   
2022-005    Fire Extinguishers in Group R-2 Apartments                
2022-006    Rating requirements for Emergency Radio Amplification Systems        
2022-007    Fire Alarm Future Capacity for Group R-2 Occupancies           
2022-008    Sprinkler Requirements for Existing Group A-2 Occupancies      
2022-009    Emergency Responder Radio Coverage in Existing Buildings        
2022-010    Roof Access Requirements for Townhouses exceeding 30ft in height