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Technical Bulletins


A technical bulletin results from the need to provide a clarification, justification, or direction as to when and how West Metro Fire Rescue interprets and applies the fire code in the context of hazard mitigation, public safety, and fire department operations.

From the International Fire Code (IFC):

[A] 104.1 General. The fire code official is hereby authorized to enforce the provisions of this code.  The fire code official shall have the authority to render interpretations of this code and to adopt policies, procedures, rules and regulations in order to clarify the application of its provisions. Such interpretations, policies, procedures, rules and regulations shall be in compliance with the intent and purpose of this code.  Such policies, procedures, rule and regulations shall not have the effect of waiving requirements specifically provided for in this code.


Policies represent the West Metro Fire Protection District - Life Safety Division’s plan review, inspection and enforcement regulations, practices, principles, and expectations.


Interpretations represent the West Metro Fire Protection District - Life Safety Division’s determination regarding the enforcement of applicable sections of the adopted version of the International Fire Code (IFC) as well as other enforceable codes and standards, and are intended to represent how these issues will be enforced District-wide.


2022-001    CPVC Sprinkler Compatibility                        2022-002    Exterior Waterflow and Fire Alarm Notification 2022-003    Fire Department Connections 2022-004    Painted or Dyed Fire Alarm Wiring 2022-005    Fire Extinguishers in Group R-2 Apartments 2022-006    Rating requirements for Emergency Radio Amplification Systems2022-007    Fire Alarm Future Capacity for Group R-2 Occupancies 2022-008    Sprinkler Requirements for Existing Group A-2 Occupancies 2022-009    Emergency Responder Radio Coverage in Existing Buildings2022-010    Roof Access Requirements for Townhouses exceeding 30ft in height