The Fire & Life Safety section is charged with Fire & Life Safety Code enforcement, as well as auditing the compliance of campus fire and life safety systems. This section also teaches campus fire safety and provides guidance to personnel and departments regarding fire prevention methods.
Authority Having Jurisdiction
The University of Colorado is a constitutionally created state body-corporate, which is governed by the Board of Regents. Pursuant to this, the University of Colorado Denver and the CU Anschutz Medical Campus has chosen to become our own Authority having Jurisdiction (AHJ) for fire prevention and life safety concerns. Dr. James Shore, our previous Chancellor, signed the initial acceptance of the AHJ on June 24, 2002 and it was re-authorized by the current Chancellor, Dr. M. Roy Wilson, on July 6, 2006. Provisions of the AHJ are found in Campus Policies.
Bystander Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Program
The campus Fire & Life Safety Division, under the direction of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Facilities Management, has responsibility for coordination of the campus bystander AED program. This program meets all of the requirements of the State of Colorado AED Statutes and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment regulations. We encourage university staff to read the CU Bystander AED Program in its entirety in order to fully understand the program, locations of AEDs, regulatory oversight, and Colorado immunity from liability provisions.