The Fire Marshal's Office monitors trends and identifies focus areas where code enforcement can further reduce the loss of life and property.
This office is staffed by:
- One Fire Marshal
- One Deputy Fire Marshal
- Two Fire Prevention Specialists
- Two Fire Inspectors
The Fire Marshal's mission is:
- To adopt, advocate and apply fire codes and other ordinances to reduce or prevent fires and make buildings more resistant to the effects of fire; to improve the life safety of the community and District personnel and reduce the loss of property.
- To provide efficient and effective education and reduce the loss of lives and property, which improves the quality of life in our community.
- To conduct comprehensive plan reviews, inspections and functional testing for new developments, new building construction, interior remodels and fire and life-safety systems to ensure that designs meet the requirements of adopted codes and standards.
- To conduct fire and life safety compliance inspections on an annual, biennial, or triennial rotation based on the risk of individual occupancies to gain voluntary code compliance with enforcement being the last resort when compliance cannot be gained voluntarily.
- To advocate within the District, Jefferson County, and the cities of Arvada and Wheat Ridge for infrastructure to make the District safer.
- To conduct fire Investigations utilizing scientific methods to investigate the origin and cause fires to identify causal factors and develop countermeasures to prevent future occurrences of fire.
- To identify and prioritize risks, select and implement strategies, monitor and evaluate activities while involving community partners in an effort to better protect residents and firefighters.