Fire Prevention & Life Safety
|Jerry Stricker, Deputy Chief/Fire Marshal
|Kevin Kirby, Fire and Life Safety Technician
|Steven Parker, Deputy Fire Marshal
Plan Review & Inspection
The Contractor’s Design, Installation & Inspection Guide (pdf) was developed to provide general information to builders, developers, general contractors, sub-contractors, etc., who choose to construct projects within the Golden Fire Department’s jurisdiction. This document is intended to provide insight and answer frequently asked questions regarding submittal requirements, inspection procedures, and GFD system requirements. For additional questions not addressed in this document contact Steven Parker at 303-215-8887.
- Fire Department Permit Fee Schedule (pdf)
- Fire Permit Application Form Sample (pdf) *Please note, this document is only for reference. The actual form should be filled out at the time you drop off plans.
- Emergency Fire Alarm Inspection Fee Notice (pdf)
For inspection requests or questions contact Steven Parker at 303-215-8887 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Note, inspection requests are based upon inspector availability. When a request is sent, you will be contacted to set a date and time for inspection.
Fire and Life Safety Tips
Listed below are a few simple steps that you can take in your own home to ensure the safety of yourself and the ones you love.
The City of Golden Fire Department also offers a number of Fire Safety Programs to help you and the ones you love stay safe, and know what to do in any emergency.
If you are interested in setting up an appointment or have questions regarding any Public Safety or Education program, email Fire & Life Safety Technician, Kevin Kirby, or call him at (303) 215-8886.
Install Smoke Detectors on Every Level of Your Home
Install at least one smoke detector on every level of your home, including the basement and family room and, most important, outside all bedrooms. Detectors should be mounted high on the walls (4 – 12″ from ceiling), ceilings (positioned 4 away from the nearest wall), or vaulted ceilings (mounted at highest point of ceiling). Replace detectors every ten years.
Change Your Smoke Detector Batteries
The Golden Fire Department and fire experts nationwide encourage people to change smoke detector batteries at least annually. An easy way to remember to change your batteries is when you turn your clock back in the fall. Replace old batteries with fresh, high quality alkaline batteries, such as Energizer brand batteries, to keep your smoke detector going year-long.
Check Your Smoke Detectors
After inserting a fresh battery in your smoke detector, check to make sure the smoke detector itself is working by pushing the test button. Then test your smoke detector every month.
Vacuum Your Smoke Detectors
Each month clean your smoke detectors of dust and cobwebs to ensure their sensitivity.
Change Your Flashlight Batteries
To make sure your emergency flashlights work when you need them, use high-quality alkaline batteries. Note: Keep a working flashlight near your bed, in the kitchen, basement and family room, and use it to signal for help in the event of a fire.
Install Fire Extinguishers
Install a fire extinguisher in or near your kitchen and know how to use it. Should you need to purchase one, the Golden Fire Department recommends a multi-or all-purpose fire extinguisher that is listed by an accredited testing laboratory such as Underwriters Laboratory.
Plan and Practice Your Escape
Create at least two different escape routes out of every room in the home (first is usually a door, second is usually a window). The escape routes should be unobstructed and easy-to-use exits. Also, a central meeting place outside of the home should be established. The escape plan should be practiced with all members of the household at least twice a year. Children are at double the risk of dying in a home fire because they often become scared and confused during fires. Make sure your children understand that a smoke detector signals a home fire and that they recognize its alarm.
Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery
Energizer brand Batteries, the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) and the Golden Fire Department urge you to adopt a simple, potentially lifesaving habit: change the batteries in your smoke detector when you change your clocks back to standard time in the fall.
Consider The Following:
- Each day, an average of three kids die in home fires – 1,100 children each year. About 3,600 children are injured in house fires each year. 90 percent of child fire deaths occur in homes without working smoke detectors.
- Although smoke detectors are in 92 percent of American homes, nearly one-third don’t work because of old or missing batteries.
- A working smoke detector reduces the risk of dying in a home fire by nearly half.