Workplace Fire Safety and Fire Extinguisher Training

Code Compliance

The Code Compliance department of the Life Safety Division is primarily responsible for conducting annual business inspections for existing commercial structures to ensure safety and compliance with the adopted fire code of that jurisdiction. The inspectors perform inspections on a classification based system. The occupancy type and occupancy risk classification determine whether the inspections are performed every one (1) or three (3) years. They also issue Operational and Hazardous Material permits, and witness workplace training and fire drills.

West Metro Fire Rescue offers the following programs and services to businesses located in our district

1. Assistance in writing an evacuation plan

If you have questions regarding your emergency plan contact us. Specific questions and information about your facility can be discussed so that your emergency plan is appropriate to your building and your current staff.

Emergency plans are designed in many different formats. It is important that you meet the International Fire Code requirements and the needs of your building and staff. View a resource to help you write your plan if you need assistance. 


2. Evacuation plan review

 – once your plan is written, submit it to the Life Safety Division for review via email or fax it to (303) 969-8908. 

3. Evacuation drill witness

 - once per year, with at least 4 weeks advance notice and scheduled in conjunction with the department training schedule.  A copy of an approved written evacuation plan is required. 
Please note:  Our fire crews will observe the drill and provide feedback. It is the requester's responsibility to run the drill with the checklist we provide to businesses prior to the drill. Click here to request an evacuation drill witness.


4. Workplace Fire Safety presentation with digital FIRE EXTINGUISHER Trainer:

The presenter will: 

  • Identify common fire hazards 
  • Describe emergency procedures 
  • Demonstrate how to correctly use a fire extinguisher with hands-on practice using a digital machine 


• $200 per session at your location 
• Payable by credit card OR check to “West Metro Fire Rescue” 
• Please allow at least 3-4 weeks advance notice to schedule a training session at your location 
• Submit presentation request form to schedule a presentation at your location 

Contact us for more information or to request a presentation for your location. 

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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