The Fire Prevention Division is responsible for the plans review and inspections for all commercial, industrial, multi-family, and institutional buildings. Three sets of plans must be submitted to the Fort Lupton Fire Prevention Division. The Fire Prevention Division does assess fees based upon our fee schedule. Our review process has a 7-10 day turn around, and all plans are reviewed in-house. The current codes are the 2012 editions of the International Fire and Building Code (IFC, IBC), and any applicable National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) codes. During the various stages of construction, the Fire Prevention Division will visit the building to witness the flush test of the underground supply for the suppression system, a 200 PSI automatic fire sprinkler hydrostatic test, fire alarm test, and kitchen hood suppression test. Once the construction has been completed and before the business opens we will conduct a final fire inspection. To schedule an inspection or ask a question you can contact our office at 303-857-4603.
Exterior Key Safes
The Fort Lupton Fire Protection District requires the use of a Knox brand key box (Knox Box) for every commercial and multi-family building that has a fire alarm and/or sprinkler system. For security the Knox Company keys the box locks for each community, so a key from another town will not open a Fort Lupton box. The 3200 series, which is a 10 key box, is the minimum requirement. Location of the box shall be determined by the Fire Prevention Division. Applications for the Knox box can be obtained from the Fire Prevention Division office located in the Administration office behind station #1 or at Knox Box.
Fort Lupton Fire Protection District requires that three sets of plans be submitted, and one set of these drawings is then forwarded to the Fire Prevention Division for review. All plans are reviewed in-house, and the Fire Prevention Division is responsible for the proper design and installation of fire alarms, automatic fire sprinklers, and special suppression systems like restaurant hood and duct or automotive paint spray booths. Fire alarm and fire sprinkler drawings must bear the stamp of a NICET Level III, or higher, in the appropriate field of engineering. We will review all construction plans to verify that they comply with applicable codes and building standards, then conduct inspections during the construction process to field verify that the approved plans are being followed. We are always ready to meet with, or answer any questions the building owner or contractor may have. Once all the construction is completed, and just before the business is set to open we will perform one last fire and life safety inspection before final approval is given.
• Fire Sprinklers
• Fire Alarms
• Hood and Duct Suppression
• Miscellaneous Requirements
Automatic Fire Sprinklers
All new construction shall have automatic fire sprinklers installed in accordance with the requirements of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Chapter 13, 13R, and 13D. Currently one and two family homes are exempt. Sprinkler shop drawings must be submitted with the original building permit application directly to the Fort Lupton Fire Prevention Division. The submitted sprinkler drawings shall include the following:
1. Three complete sets of scaled shop drawings.
2. Three sets of the hydraulic calculations.
3. Three sets of the manufacturers’ cut sheets.
4. A copy of the contractors State license.
Upon approval of the drawings the permit applicant will be given two stamped sets back, one of which must be on the job site at all times. The Fire Prevention Division shall witness a flush test of the underground supply prior to connecting any system piping. Once the sprinkler work is completed Fire Prevention shall witness a successful two (2) hour 200 PSI hydrostatic test of the system before final approval will be given. Dry pipe systems shall also be required to pass a twenty-four (24) hour pneumatic test at 40 PSI.