Fire Protection Plan

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EFFECTIVE: 12-6-13
APPROVED: John Willson, Fire Chief

The Life Safety and Fire Prevention Division (LSFPD) is primarily responsible for enforcing all aspects of the International Fire Code (IFC), which was adopted by the LFPD board of directors on November 13, 2003.

The IFC addresses new and existing construction.  The 2007 editions of NFPA 101 Life Safety Code and NFPA 1 Fire Prevention Code are used as references by LSFPD. In addition to the IFC the LSFPD enforces specifications for the installation of fire protection systems, including fire alarms, sprinklers, standpipes, fire hydrants and fire lanes.

This document also outlines the department's fire protection program plan, which guides implementation of the community's fire defense program.

As provided for by the State of Colorado, Boulder County, City of Louisville, and LFPD laws and regulations, the division has responsibilities in the following areas:

  • Engineering
  • Plans Review and Practices
  • Site Plan Reviews
  • Preliminary Building Plans
  • Final Building Plans and Specifications
  • Certificates of Occupancies
  • Fire Inspections
  • Enforcement
  • Fire Safety Education
  • Fire Cause and Determination
  • Miscellaeous Services
  • Permit Fees
  • Acceptance Testing of New and Modified Extinguishing and Special Hazard Systems