Fire Inspections, Plan Reviews & Permits

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Fire Safety and Systems

Inspection Preparation: Safety & Systems Testing

System test results must be submitted to the Black Hawk Fire Department during annual inspection.

These forms must be used by technician/owner to provide documentation of their system test results. The Black Hawk Fire Department must always be notified of impairments.

The Systems Testing Forms offer a guideline of the requirements for the type of testing and results that shall be documented. However, technician/owner and companies should ensure testing procedures and documentation meet requirements established in NFPA standards, and submit to the City of Black Hawk Fire Department reports as required by State law.

Required Inspection Safety Documents

Documents listed below are required to be maintained onsite. These are supplied as only a guide to implementing your own fire safety programs and procedures.

Evacuation Plan Preparation

Fire Prevention Plan

Emergency Action Plan

Required Inspection System Reports

Reports below are part of the International Fire Code (IFC) Standards for Inspection, Testing and Maintenance of Fire Protection Systems to be provided to the City of Black Hawk Fire Department upon request and/or annual inspection. (Ref. IFC 107.3)

Inspection Reports Checklist:

Download Inspection Reports Checklist

Complete Set - Required Systems Testing Reports:

Download All Systems Testing Report Forms

Individual Systems Testing Reports:

Clean Agent Hood Suppression
Emergency Generator Smoke Control
Fire Alarm Sprinkler
Fire Pump Standpipe


Permits & Plan Review Process

Permits & Plan Review Process

Construction Permits (Fire Sprinkler, Fire Alarm, Building, Kitchen Hood, etc.) are issued through the Community Planning & Development Department.

Upon request, Black Hawk Fire Department will meet with the applicant or designer/contractor before, during, and after the plan review to clarify and assist in bringing the plans into compliance.

Black Hawk Fire Department will then review all aspects of the project for conformance with the current adopted Fire Code, as amended by the City of Black Hawk. During the project, Black Hawk Fire Department will also review plan revisions and can conduct reviews of deferred submittals.

Plan review fees will be included in the permit fee. Fees will be assessed based on the City's Fee Schedule.

Christopher Woolley
Fire Chief/Emergency Manager
(303) 582-2235

Rebecca Blondo, AAS
Executive Administrative Assistant
(303) 582-2248

Brad Krichau
(303) 582-2255

Fire Department Officers

Mark Schaller, AAS
A Shift Captain / Inspector
(303) 582-2225

Jennifer Hembroff, AAS
B Shift Captain / Inspector
(303) 582-2224

Shane Castro
C Shift Captain / Inspector
(303) 582-2222

Trent Ingle
A Shift Lieutenant
(303) 582-2241

Chris Reid
B Shift Lieutenant / Inspector
(303) 582-2242

Chris Williams
C Shift Lieutenant
(303) 582-2243

Mailing Address:
PO Box 68
Black Hawk, CO 80422

Headquarters Physical Address:
137 Clear Creek Street, Suite 200
Black Hawk, CO 80422

Station 1 Physical Address:
196 Clear Creek Street
Black Hawk, CO 80422

Phone: (303) 582-0426
Fax: (303) 582-2229