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Emergency Procedures / Training


Interact with Citizens, Public, and Other Agencies

  • Coordinate and cooperate with other agencies for technical task force safety inspections. (e.g., building department, neighborhood inspection services, police department, etc.).
  • Reviewing and logging all Emergency Action Plans submitted to the DFD for approval.
  • Assist and refer citizens to appropriate public agencies or services.
  • Interact and work with community agencies and citizen task forces. Attend neighborhood and community meetings and other functions.
  • Interact with business owners in person, phone and email about emergency procedures and training procedures.
  • Supervise and work with civilian employees (e.g. Career Service).
  • Coordinate and cooperate with fire departments of other jurisdictions.
  • Participate in writing or revising department operations, policies, and protocols.
  • Serve on administrative committees or in other special functions as assigned by the department.


Perform Public Education and Services

  • Create new training classes
    • Fire Safety Administrator class for high-rise managers and engineers in partnership with a non-profit emergency training company. One firefighter cannot train more than 500 high-rise buildings in Denver, plus assist with evacuation drills and emergency action plan creation and review.  We must come up with innovative ways to reach more people with emergency preparedness programs.
    • Low Rise Residential Education and Self-Inspection Program (to remove all low-rise residential properties with no common, inspectable areas from the fire house inspection roster).
    • City of Denver Emergency Action Plan and Education Video Training
  • Direct fire drills at businesses, nursing homes, and other high occupancy locations.
  • Make presentations to businesses, or community groups about fire prevention, emergency evacuation, extinguishers and life safety.
  • Assist homeowners with fire safety pre-fire planning.
  • Respond to requests for public education activities and arrange for needed support.
  • Distribute educational materials to the public.
  • Provide information about department goals, policies, procedures, and mission to members of the community.


Conduct Fire Alarm Acceptance Tests

  • Review project plans
  • Determine the sequence to conduct the acceptance test allowing for a systematic approach and thoroughness.
  • Relate problems to the contractor found prior to and/or during the testing process to the contractor.


Conduct the Technical Referral Inspections

  • Conduct technical referral inspections received from the fire houses or citizen complaints.
  • Review previous inspection reports of occupancy to be inspected to become familiar with the hazards that are likely to be found.
  • Review sections of the applicable codes and standards for the occupancy to be inspected.
  • Confer with superior officers and/or fire protection engineers as necessary, to resolve any potential/actual issues regarding the inspection/re-inspection.
  • Use designated format for creating the Order-to-Comply or Summons.
  • Site the specific code section violated and indicate where the violation was noted in the building, structure, facility, and/or process.
  • Update the appropriate District Fire Prevention Chief.
  • Update responding fire house and the referring firefighter or citizen.
  • Determine an appropriate re-inspection date if necessary.
  • Begin Fire Watch if necessary.
  • Attend court proceedings as necessary if a summons is issued.