The Fire Marshal's Office
The Fire Marshal’s Office is responsible for all aspects relating to code enforcement in our existing buildings and facilities and for all new development, construction, and permitting services. This also includes ensuring our communities are reducing risk during special events and similar activities through enforcement of the fire code.
In addition to those services, the Fire Marshal’s Office is responsible for investigating all fires, explosions, and hazardous materials incidents for the origin, cause, and circumstances resulting in the incident and to see investigations through prosecution if a crime has been determined to have been committed. The Fire Marshal’s Office also creates and maintains pre-incident plans of our commercial buildings to aid emergency responders in their mitigation of incidents, in addition to, providing youth firesetting evaluations and intervention services to reduce our communities’ risks associated with youth firesetting activities.
Since the Fire Marshal’s Office serves multiple cities and three counties, we enforce various editions of the International Fire Code specific to the geo-political boundaries we serve. To view the currently adopted editions of the fire code and the associated amendments, please click here.
The services described above are provided by the following divisions and sections of the Fire Marshal’s Office:
The Executive Officer Division supports in managing the Fire Marshal’s Office through various administrative and technical tasks including, accreditation document maintenance, policy and procedure creation and maintenance, managing our Knox box and key program, and administrating the pre-incident and youth firesetting programs. The division is staffed with the executive officer, pre-plan program manager, and the youth firesetting program manager.
The Development and Construction Division provides plan review, permitting, and inspection services pertaining to all new development and construction, including modification to existing buildings, and permitting of special events. The division is staffed with six plan review personnel including a licensed fire protection engineer, six construction inspection personnel, two permit coordinators, and is managed by a deputy fire marshal.
The Code Compliance and Investigations Division provides inspection services within our existing buildings and businesses by our code compliance section and performs investigations into all fires, explosions, hazardous materials incidents and citizen complaints by our investigations section. Our investigators are state of Colorado peace officers who enforce the crime of Arson and associated crimes when necessary. This division is also responsible for the inspections of special events and is staffed with 10 code compliance inspectors, three investigators, an assistant fire marshal, and is managed by a deputy fire marshal.