Fire Marshal's Office FAQs
- Do I need to contact Arvada Fire to schedule a compliance inspection?
Compliance inspections are conducted in accordance with NFPA 1730, which identifies the inspection schedule needed for specific risk classifications. AFPD has identified individual risk classifications for each occupancy and the inspection will occur either annually, biennially, or triennially. If you need an inspection on a more frequent basis, you can contact AFPD at 303-424-3012 to request an inspection.
- Do I receive a hard copy of my inspection report?
Arvada Fire conducts compliance inspections electronically, and will email a copy of the report when it is complete to the appropriate contact listed for the occupancy. If you need a hard copy of the report you can speak to the specific inspector who did your inspection, or you can contact AFPD at 303-424-3012 and request it.
- Do I need to submit plans to be reviewed?
Reference the Building Construction Guide (PDF) for a list of plans that need to be reviewed. If any modification is being made to the building or fire and life safety system, plans are required to be submitted for review and permitting prior to the commencement of work.
- Can I start work without a permit?
No work can begin until Arvada Fire has reviewed, approved, the permit invoice has been paid, and the permit is posted on-site.
- Can I submit a scope of work letter for the work I am doing?
- Fire Sprinkler Systems: If the work affects less than 10 sprinklers and not in a hydraulically remote design area, a Scope of Work letter can be provided for review. The Scope of Work letter at minimum must include a description of work that is to be done, indicate the edition of NFPA 13 utilized, and stamped by a registered fire protection engineer or NICET Level III or higher.
- Fire Alarm Systems: If the work affects less than 10 initiating and/or notification devices a Scope of Work letter can be provided for review. This Scope of Work letter at minimum must include the description of work to be done, indicate the edition of NFPA 72 utilized and be stamped by a registered fire protection engineer or a NICET Level III or higher.
- What is the plan review turn-around time?
Anticipate the plan review to require 10 business days. Depending on the size and scope of the project, times may vary.
- How do I request a fire investigation report?
If you need to attain a fire investigation report, please complete the [link]->Incident Report Request form and return to Arvada Fire. When the report is complete, it will be provided to the contact person on the form electronically via email. If the fire investigation report is not complete at the time it is requested, it will be provided to you when it is complete.