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:

• Fire extinguisher training apartment manager program
• Senior safety
Juvenile fire setter program
Knox box program
Fire Prevention week
• CERT/ disaster preparedness
• Explorers
• Stepping up in conjunction with University Hospital
• Fire Warden training
• CPR/ First aid for APD, AFR, CERT, Explorers

Most commercial occupancies are scheduled for and provided one (1) primary or initial fire inspection either annually or biennially (every other year based on hazard classification) at no charge. 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 are-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 ($39.25 first follow-up, $161.00 for each subsequent follow-up). This policy does not in any way alter the current requirements of the Fire Code, or waive the obligations of any responsible party to meet Fire Code standards. In addition to the potential accumulation of fines due, you may be subject to a possible summons and appearance in court for non-compliance of Fire Code violations and failure to comply regarding life hazards within the community. Portable Fire Extinguisher Requirements Holiday Decorations and Fire Safety - See more at Fire for Business

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