Fire Codes and Policies
Westminster Fire Codes Currently Adapted and Accepted
The Westminster Fire Department currently operates under the International Fire Code, 2009 Edition. This code applies to both new buildings being constructed and to existing occupancies. For clarification on submittals and fire inspections, please reference the IFC, 2009 Edition or click City of Westminster Fire Code. Information about the Radio Amplification Ordinance is included in the City of Westminster Fire Code.
The requirement for locking devices for Fire Department Connection (FDC) is under Section 912.3.1 of the 2009 IFC. We require Knox Plugs which can be obtained through http://www.knoxbox.com/. All new construction which has a sprinkler system will be required to have these devices to protect the FDC. Any existing buildings which go through a tenant improvement phase which exceed a 50 percent improvement to the building will also require Knox Plugs. Click below for more information on Knox-Box Criteria and other information on Westminster Fire Department policies:
Commercial Cooking Equipment Suppression System
Commercial Knox-Box® Criteria
Special Event Requirements