Pleasant Prairie Fire & Rescue Department

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 downloadable 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) codesets. The current printed editions of the respective NFPA codesets for the specific systems to be submitted is what is utilized. Contact the Fire department office 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


Submitting 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 unless Fire Department approved plans are completed.

Village Review Comments

The Village Review Comments is a working 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.

§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 adopted Village ordinances, please visit:


Knox 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 by PIN and by dispatcher request. Village ordinance §180-21 requires the use of a secured key box system.


Document Downloads
- Fire Protection Plan Review Permit Application
- Knox Box Order & Permit Application

- 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