Frequently Asked Questions
Q: I have a question about the fire inspection which was conducted at my business recently. Who can I call for more information on the inspection?
A: Call any of the members of the Fire Safety Division listed at the bottom of your violation notice. If you are unable to reach any of those people, you may call Fire Department Headquarters at 303-441-3350 and ask to speak to a member of the Fire Safety Division.
Q: My business inspection report indicated that I must have my automatic fire sprinkler system inspected each year. Why is that required?
A: Most fire sprinkler systems are required by the Fire Code to be inspected annually. Some fire sprinkler systems, such as those protecting high hazard occupancies, must be inspected more frequently. The inspection is designed to make sure that the system is in service and that it will provide adequate coverage. Common problems found during these inspections include obstructed sprinklers, painted sprinklers and faulty alarm devices which detect water flow.
Q: Who can install fire protection systems?
A: Contractors who install fire sprinkler systems, fire alarm systems and special fire suppression systems (such as commercial kitchen hood systems), must be certified by the fire department. A test opportunity is provided on the second Wednesday of each month for contractors to become certified with the city. The cost is $30. For additional information, contact the Fire Protection Engineer at 303-441-3354.
Q: I have found my child playing with matches recently. Can the fire department help me with this?
A: The fire department offers what is called the "Juvenile Firesetters" program which can help parents determine whether the child's interest in fire is normal curiosity or a symptom of a more serious problem. The Fire Safety Coordinator can provide more information on this service. Contact her at 303-441-4355.
Q: I'm concerned about the large amounts of trash and old furniture which a neighbor has piled up in the alley behind his house. Can the fire department do something about this?
A: If the condition persists, and represents a fire hazard to the neighborhood, the fire department can intervene in the interest of public safety. This intervention would also likely involve other city agencies, including the Office of Environmental Enforcement. The person responsible would be asked to voluntarily clean up the area. Failure to correct the problem could result in a citation from the city. Call 303-441-3350 and ask to speak to the Assistant Fire Marshal.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 July 2012 10:42