Through its many programs, the Fire & Life Safety Section utilizes codes and standards developed by a number of national organizations. In most cases, these codes are adopted as printed. However, the Division has amended some codes in order to meet Colorado-specific concerns. In general, we believe it is better to influence the direction of national codes—as they are widely adopted consensus documents—rather than develop amendments which only apply within the State.
The Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control is preparing to update three of its administrative rules.
A public hearing on the rule changes will be on Friday, January 20, 2017 from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. in the First Floor Conference Room of 690 Kipling St, Lakewood, CO 80215.
It was Colorado’s worst wildfire season in a decade. In 2012, 4,167 Colorado wildland fires raged across the parched terrain. Flames destroyed more than 648 structures, killed six civilians, burned more than 384,803 acres and caused at least $538 million in property losses.