Marijuana Facility, Fire Inspection and Safety Forum

For all cities and Fire Departments across CA: we will be hosting a Fire Inspection & Safety Forum at Extraxx Expo. This 2.5-hour session will be held in a meeting space at Extraxx Expo, and will provide a forum for Fire Chiefs and Fire Inspectors to discuss the facility, safety, and compliance needs of the marijuana industry – from grow, to extraction and processing facilities, to retail.

Inspector Brian Lukus, from the Denver Fire Department, will be leading this training forum designed for code enforcement regulators. Inspector Lukus, who has enforced fire regulations in the Denver marijuana industry since Colorado’s decriminalization in 2010, will be sharing Denver’s insight, and the lessons the Department has learned over the past 7 years. The Denver Fire Department now conducts over 600 annual facility inspections per year, and has created their own city rules and guidelines specifically designed for the marijuana industry.

Inspector Lukus’s presentation will provide an overview of the commercial marijuana industry by discussing the hazards and fire regulations surrounding growing and processing marijuana. Topics discussed will include CO2 enrichment systems, construction, occupancy, fumigation, fire suppression, and each different extraction process will be discussed, including liquefied petroleum gas extractions, Super/Subcritical CO2 extractions, and flammable liquid extractions as well as ‘post oil processing’ which is the dewaxing or winterizing (purifying) oil concentrate after extraction, commonly using flammable liquids.

Extraxx Expo is looking forward to welcoming Fire Department participation in this learning session, designed to move CA’s industry forward. The following cities and Fire Departments have already confirmed they’ll be sending representatives/teams to attend: the Los Angeles Fire Department, Culver City Fire Department, Riverside Fire Department, San Bernardino Fire Department, Costa Mesa Fire Department, and Lynwood Fire Department, with more  departments to follow.

In order to ensure wide participation in this forum, all regulators (Fire Departments) will be allowed to attend at the special “early bird” rate (beyond the deadline of 8/30). Please register now!