The mission of the Lower Valley Fire Protection District is to reduce loss of life, risk of fire, and property loss through education, code enforcement, and industry standard. In practice and using modern science, we strive to educate the public of safe practices and procedures. We believe by collaborative effort, the community for which we serve can become a safe environment to live, work, and play.
The primary goal is the reduction of the serious socio-economic impacts from fire such as personal injury or death, property, and environmental damage.
Services provided by the Fire Prevention Department include: Building and Subdivision Plan Reviews, Fire Sprinkler System and Fire Alarm System Inspections/ Acceptance Testing, Fire/ Life Safety Inspections of buildings and processes. Inspections of all commercial, manufacturing, educational, and institutional properties that reside within the Fire District boundaries are conducted. The objective of these inspections is to identify and initiate correction of life/safety violations. Moreover, inspections serve as a communication link to verify contact information and familiarize fire personnel with the property in the event of fire or other emergency.
City of Fruita Ordinance 2012-05 and the Lower Valley Protection District- Resolution No. 01/19-2012 charge the Fire Prevention Department with enforcement of the 2012 International Fire Codes (IFC) as amended. The Mesa County Building Department has adopted the International Building Codes (IBC), which works in tandem with the IFC. A copy of the IFC may be viewed at the Lower Valley Fire Protection District Office.
Fire Code/Supplemental Policy Clarification
The 2012 International Fire Code (IFC) Section 102.9 and Section 104.1 specifically allows for matter not provided for to be determined by the Fire Code Official and to render code interpretations and adopt policies, procedures, rules, and regulations in order to clarify the application of code provisions.
Carbon Dioxide Systems
Fire Alarm and Detection Systems
Fire Sprinkler Systems
Alternative Fire Protection Systems
Hazardous Material Permit Process
General Installation and Operational Permits
Above Ground and Underground Storage Tanks
Fireworks Sales and Display