Council on Fire Prevention
Per W.S. 35-9-103, the Council consists of five (5) members appointed by the Governor for six (6) year terms. Members shall each represent counties or municipalities, firefighters, the Electrical Board, an association of architects or an association of general contractors and the general public.
The Council adopts rules and regulations to establish minimum fire standards not exceeding the standards prescribed by the International Fire Code, the International Building Code and the International Mechanical Code for the following:
All new building construction;
The prevention of fire and the protection of life and property from fire and panic in all existing buildings;
The safeguarding of life and property from hazards of fire and explosion arising from storage, handling and use of hazardous substances, materials and devices.
They recommend minimum standards for the conservation of energy in new residential and public buildings. The standards shall result in energy savings. They also recommend minimum standards for qualification of inspectors for political subdivisions.
The council shall investigate the conduct of the divisions, have access to records of the divisions and may require written or oral information from any officer or employee of the Department. The Council shall hear appeals to determine the suitability of alternate materials and type of construction and to interpret and grant variances from rules and regulations of the Council.
Per W.S. 35-9-103, the Electrical Board consists of five (5) members appointed by the governor for six (6) year terms. Members shall include a master electrician, a journeyman electrician, an electrical contractor, and two members.
The Board shall adopt rules and regulations to implement the licensing of master electricians, journeyman electricians, low voltage technicians, limited technicians, temporary permits, reciprocal licenses, the registering of apprentice electricians and apprentice technicians. The board ensures electrical installations be performed by licensed electricians. They also determine criminal penalties and other remedies.
The Board hears appeals to determine the suitability of alternate materials and type of construction and to interpret and grant variances from rules and regulations of the board regarding the installation of electrical equipment and electrical safety standards. The Board operates in conjunction with the Department of Fire Prevention and Electrical Safety.
For any contact information or correspondence for the Electrical Board
please contact the Department of Fire Prevention and Electrical Safety at:
320 West 25th St. 3rd Floor
Cheyenne, WY 82002