The Northwest Fire District (NWFD) has adopted and enforces the 2012 International Fire Code with local amendments that establishes the minimum fire and life safety requirements for a wide range of activities within the District.
Our goal is create a safer community and reduce the impact of fire, loss and injury through fire engineering, fire inspections, education and fire code enforcement. We work to create a partnership with business and property owners. By working cooperatively, we can find solutions and create a safe environment for work and play.
International Fire Code (IFC)The website for the International Fire Code (IFC) has details on codes and standards
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Local amendments address issues unique to the District’s firefighting capabilities and equipment. These amendments also include provisions designed to address local fire problems identified through a review and analysis of the District’s loss experience. It is also based on the risk analysis conducted for the Commission on Fire Service Accreditation.
- General precautions against fire
- Fire protection systems
- Means of egress (exits)
- Emergency planning and preparedness
- Fire department access roads and water supplies
- Fire hydrant requirements
- Fire-rated construction
- Decorative materials and interior finishes
- Flammable and combustible liquids
- Hazardous materials
- Motor fuel dispensing facilities / repair garages
- Special occupancies
- Special processes