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Fire Inspections, Plan Reviews & Permits

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Fire Safety and Systems

Inspection Preparation: Safety & Systems Testing

BRYCER Compliance Engine.pngThe Black Hawk Fire Department is dedicated to delivering compliance with our adopted Fire Code and NFPA standards. All service providers who inspect or test fire protection systems within Black Hawk’s jurisdiction are required to register and electronically submit all fire protection systems tests, inspections, and service reports via The Compliance Engine.

This web-based service aggregates, tracks, and streamlines the collection of compliance data of our jurisdiction’s systems. Property owners receive timely proactive notifications of their testing requirements, and the Black Hawk Fire Department has the ability to better mitigate the risk in our community by improving public safety to the public.

Required Inspection System Reports

All reports must be submitted in accordance with the testing schedule and requirements outlined in our adopted Fire Code and meet requirements established in NFPA standards.

Systems listed 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)

Sprinkler System
Emergency Responder Radio Coverage System
Fire Alarm
Automatic Closing Fire Assemblies
Fire Pump
Commercial Kitchen Exhaust Cleaning
Fire Sprinkler Monitoring
Hood Suppression System
Smoke Control System
 Emergency Power Generator
 Clean Agent






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

Permits & Plan Review Process

Permits & Plan Review Process

Fire Systems Construction Permits and Plan Reviews are arranged through the Fire Department. Please contact Black Hawk Fire Department Headquarters at 303-582-2248.

Upon request, Black Hawk Fire Department personnel 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.


Please submit complete Plan Review and Permit Application and documents
electronically for review to System design plans, reports, and cut sheets shall accompany permit application.

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

Black Hawk Fire Department

Mailing Address:
PO Box 68
Black Hawk, CO 80422

Headquarters Physical Address:
7320 Clear Creek Boulevard 2A
Black Hawk, CO 80422

Station 1 Physical Address:
7457 Clear Creek Boulevard
Black Hawk, CO 80422

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



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

Rebecca Blondo
Executive Administrative Assistant
(303) 582-2248


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 Williams
B Shift Lieutenant
(303) 582-2243