The Fire Marshal’s Office Guide

Fire marshal

Greg Becker

The PVFPD Life Safety Division” provides community risk reduction and life safety services to the citizens of Kersey, Gill, and Weld County.

The “Fire Marshal’s Office” is responsible for all aspects relating to code enforcement in our existing buildings and facilities, and for all new development, construction, and permitting services. This also includes ensuring our community is reducing risk during special events and similar activities through enforcement of the fire code.

In addition to those services, the “Fire Marshal’s Office” is responsible for investigating all fires, explosions, and hazardous materials incidents for the origin, cause, and circumstances resulting in the incident and to see investigations through prosecution if a crime has been determined to have been committed. The “Life Safety Division” also creates and maintains pre-incident plans of our commercial buildings to aid emergency responders in their mitigation of incidents.

The primary functions of the “Fire Prevention Bureau” include:

  • Plan Reviews
  • New Construction Inspections
  • Business Inspections
  • Fire & HazMat Incident Investigations
  • Pre-Incident Planning
  • Special Permits
  • Code Enforcement
  • Community Safety Programs
  • Public Education & Outreach

Adopted Fire Code:

Within the Town of Kesey, the Town of Gill, and Weld County, the 2018 International Fire Code has been adopted.

The Training Division coordinates monthly training packets, EMS training, quarterly drills, multi-company drills, and other specific programs.  These specific programs include but are not limited to:

  • Driver/Operator Training Academy
  • Hazardous Materials Technician/Operations Training
  • Fire Behavior
  • Oil and Gas Fires
  • Ice Rescue
  • Swiftwater Rescue
  • Dive Rescue
  • Trench Rescue
  • High/Low Angle Rope Rescue
  • Confined Space Rescue
  • Confined Space Rescue
  • Wildland Fires and WUI
  • Officer Development
  • Public Education
  • CPR
  • ACLS
  • Vehicle Extrication
  • Blue Card Incident Command
  • And more!