The mission of the Lower Valley Fire District is to reduce loss of life, risk of fire, and property loss through education and code enforcement.
Services provided by the Fire Prevention Bureau 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 commercial, manufacturing, educational, and institutional properties that reside within the Fire District boundaries are conducted.
City of Fruita Ordinance 2019-05 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 2018 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.