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Life Safety Inspections

Life Safety Bureau

Inspections have proven to be an effective life safety/loss mitigation tool. AFR Inspectors motivated by the 4 Core principals adopted by the City of Aurora do not just inspect, they mitigate hazards as necessary.  The Aurora Fire Rescue is tasked by Municipal Ordinance with maintaining a level of safety within the community through the enforcement of the International Fire Code. The purpose of this code is to establish the minimum requirements consistent with nationally recognized good practice for providing a reasonable level of life safety and property protection from the hazards of fire, explosion or dangerous conditions in new and existing buildings, structures and premises and to provide safety to the occupant, firefighters and emergency responders during emergency operations. Inspectors work closely with other local and state officials to provide comprehensive inspections. Inspectors also serve the community by participating in these and many other programs:

• Juvenile fire setter program
• Knox box program
• Fire Prevention week 

All commercial occupancies are scheduled for and provided the initial fire inspection and the first follow-up either annually, biennially or triennially (based on hazard/risk group). Follow-up inspections by Fire Department personnel will be performed on a timely basis and will be conducted within a time frame that is regulated by the seriousness of the violation, life safety or property hazard, and/or appropriate staff availability to conduct the re-inspection. The follow-up inspection regarding Fire Code non-compliance will cause an inspection fee (approved by Aurora City Council) to be charged to the business owner. The re-inspection fee is established annually and published in the City of Aurora Fee Schedule. Each subsequent fire re-inspection will incur an additional fee until the unresolved Fire Code violations are corrected to meet the standards of the currently adopted fire code. 

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