For Contractors


    For commercial construction, The Pleasant Prairie Fire & Rescue Department requires a review of Site & Operational Plans, along with any fire protection & detection systems. This page is intended to give contractors and owners insight into the plan review process and to provide Fire Protectiondownloadable documents to facilitate the plan review process. The Village follows the Wisconsin Chapter SPS 314 for Fire Code along with National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and 2015 IBC code sets. The current printed editions of the respective NFPA codesets for the specific systems to be submitted is what is utilized. Contact the Fire department should you have questions or concerns.

    Fire Sprinkler & Alarm Plan Reviews

    All construction, remodel, or addition projects that require new or modified fire protection systems must be reviewed by the Pleasant Prairie Fire & Rescue Department prior to the start of any work. Village ordinance provide for a triple fee assessment for any project that proceeds without approved plans.

    Other Plan Reviews

    Other systems and/or appliances may require a plan review. Some of these systems include but are not limited to:

    • Hood systems
    • Spray booths
    • Clean agent suppression systems


    Submitted Plan Reviews

    When plans are submitted for review, please include:

    • System drawings (5)
    • Cut sheets (5)
    • Electronic drawing set in Adobe PDF format
    • Hydraulic and/or battery calculations as appropriate for the submitted system
    • Permit application
    • Permit fee (see §180-17) Note: currently we do not accept credit or debit cards

    Plan Review Timeline
    Typically, a plan review may take up to 20 business days to be completed. There is an expedited "FastTrack" option that is available that will review the plan in 7 business days. There is an extra fee for this service. It is highly recommended that the applications and ordinances be read thoroughly before submitting a plan review.

    No work is to proceed until plans are approved & stamped by the AHJ (Pleasant Prairie Fire Department)

    Having WI State approved plans does not satisfy the local AHJ permitting process.

    Village Review Comments

    The Village Review Comments is a document that starts during the planning stage and tracks the high level requirements to obtain building occupancy. These numbered comments are a checklist of items that must be completed. These are shared with both the contractor and owner to keep information flowing and to avoid surprises. These requirements must be completed before verbal occupancy is given. See the example listed here.

    Village Ordinance References

    The Village ordinances identify and detail the specific requirements and fees for plan reviews, related permits, and various fire protection requirements. The PDFs below are excerpts of the overall Fire & Rescue ordinance §180.

    §180-11 Fire Prevention

    This section speaks to the various Wisconsin state statues adopted by the Village regarding Fire & Safety concerns. The section also describes requirements for Fire Department access and pathways.

    §180-16 Automatic Fire Sprinklers/Suppression/Alarm Systems & Hydrants

    Thi section describes owner's responsibilities, Details what structures require fire protection. It details various fire protection systems and how they are to be installed.

    §180-17 Fire Protection & Tank fees

    This section describes fees for various services including: permits for fire protection systems, inspection fees, and professional services. Note: The Fire department no longer participates in the tank program.

    §180 Fire & Rescue Department Ordinance - Complete

    This section holds the complete Fire & Rescue ordinance.

    NOTE: these unofficial ordinance excerpts are prepared as a convenience. Every effort has been made to ensure that it is accurate and correct. For a listing of official Village ordinances, please visit:

    Knox Box Secured Key SystemKnox Box Secured Key System

    The fire department utilizes a secure entry key system from Knox Company. This system keeps building keys secured on the premises. It allows the fire department to securely access the building without forcing entry or waiting for a keyholder. Access to master keys are monitored and audited by a PIN. Village ordinance §180-21 requires the use of a secured key box system.

    Document Downloads

    Fire Protection Plan Review Permit Application

    Knox Box Permit

    Knox Box Installation/Location Guidelines

    Knox Box 4400 series specifications

    Fire Department Pumper Pad (FDC) Drawing

    Standard Fire Hydrant Spec Drawing

    Fire Department Exterior Notification Device (Bell & Strobe) Drawing

    Federal 131 ST/DST Strobe Spec. Sheet

    Whelen ISB120 Strobe Spec. Sheet

    Contact Us

    If, after reviewing the provided material, there are questions or comments, you may contact us at the following e-mail address: or by phone at 262.694.8027.

    Our mailing address is:

    Pleasant Prairie Fire & Rescue Department
    8044-88th Avenue
    Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158

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