The Prevention Division’s Role in Property Development
The Lee’s Summit Fire Department works in cooperation with Development Services to ensure property development and new construction is in accordance with the fire code and other standards. The fire department’s interest in development begins at the time a development application is submitted and continues through the building plan review process and construction and maintenance for the life of the building.
Permit services for new construction, remodeling, and tenant improvements are coordinated through Development Services. The Prevention Division works in concert with building code reviewers, inspectors, planning staff, and public works to ensure project compliance with codes and standards. Prevention conducts fire plan reviews and inspections on all commercial projects, multi-family residential, residential photovoltaic (solar) power, fire protection systems (sprinklers and alarms) and hazardous tanks/processes, including the installation and removal of underground storage tanks.
Plans for fire protection systems such as automatic sprinkler systems, fire alarm systems and commercial cooking suppression systems shall be uploaded to the City portal at devservices.cityofls.net.
All new system plans shall be stamped by a professional engineer (P.E.) and include hydraulic calculations and equipment specifications. Small system alterations may be stamped by a NICET Level IV when approved by the Assistant Chief of Prevention. Allow a minimum of ten business days for reviews.