Northwest Fire District

Fire Code Construction and Development Handbook

A guide for the construction and design community
to assist you with completing your project
Get the Handbook

Fire Code Construction and Development Handbook

A guide for the construction and design community
to assist you with completing your project
Get the Handbook

This guide is provided by the Northwest Fire District Prevention and Safety Division to provide answers to frequently asked questions regarding construction inspections, fire code requirements and detailed specifications relevant to new construction sites, tenant improvement projects and existing businesses in need of updated signage, etc.

The handbook is available in PDF format. You can view the complete handbook in one file or browse individual chapters.

Complete Handbook

Individual Chapters

Individual Handbook Chapters

Chapter 1

Contractor’s Guide

Chapter 2

Fire Lanes & FD Access

Chapter 3

Fire Department Signage

Chapter 4

Knox Boxes, Switches, Etc.

Chapter 5

Property Complex Address Directories

Chapter 6

Automatic Gates

Chapter 7

Manual & Pedestrian Gates

Chapter 8

Hazardous Materials Identification

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