School Maintenance Inspections

Qualified Fire Departments performing school maintenance inspections are required to notify DFPC that such inspections are being performed and provide documentation when complete. Please submit the School Maintenance Inspection Report when all inspections within a School District are complete. Only one School District per form. Fire Departments are not required to submit inspection documents to DFPC. Inspection documents should be maintained by the Department for at least two (2) years from the last reported inspection.

School Fire Drill records are an inspectable item during school Maintenance Inspections, School Administrators are encouraged to download and use the fillable PDF “Fire Drill Records” form to record their school’s Fire Evacuation Drills each month and their All-hazard Drills.

Nothing shall prohibit any fire department providing fire protection services from conducting routine assessments of buildings and structures, or prevent the department from correcting violations that pose an immediate threat to life safety. Additionally, nothing shall prohibit the fire department from seeking enforcement action in a court of competent jurisdiction.

If the local Fire Department is not qualified or unwilling to perform the required inspections, the School Board shall notify DFPC at 303.239.4100. DFPC will conduct the required inspections and the School Board will be invoiced the following amount, based upon student enrollment counts, which are based upon the current pupil membership data published at the time of the inspection by the Colorado Department of Education. Maintenance inspection fees are charged per address. Total student counts are considered for consolidated schools located at one address.

Maintenance Inspection Fees:
0 – 150 Students, $150.00
151 – 300 Students, $300.00
301 – 450 Students, $450.00
451 or more Students, $600.00

The Fire Drill Evaluation form provided here is intended to help School Officials and local Fire Departments evaluate school fire drills, to ensure their effectiveness, and to ensure all school fire drills across Colorado are consistent and accomplish the goals of the Fire Code as they relate to safely evacuating our schools in case of fire. This form is a fillable .pdf file and can be used on electronic devices, or can be printed to distribute to Fire Drill Monitors and completed by hand.