The mission of the Fire Marshal’s office is to prevent and protect life and property threatened by fires, explosions, hazardous materials, accidents and other disasters. Fire Marshal Chris Drone does this by responding and investigating fire scenes, working closely with law enforcement and developing prevention programs.
New Construction Information – New building construction and fire systems are reviewed by the Fire Marshal’s office. For questions concerning new construction, please call 360-892-2331. To schedule an inspection, please click here.
Fire Risk Survey Program – This program is designed to help encourage homeowners to protect their home and property from wildfire. The survey covers road access, topography, fuels, electrical utilities, building construction, water supply, structural fire protection, landscaping, outdoor burning and firewood storage. At the end of the survey, you will receive a score describing your properties fire risk level with suggestions on how to improve your risk. To request a Fire Risk Survey, please click here.
Resources and Requests
Knox Box Program
Hazardous Materials Inventory Statement
Supplemental Fire Code Regulations
Existing Occupancy Inspections
Inspection, Testing & Maintenance (ITM Reporting)
Public Education Programs
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Prevent Window Falls!
Spring is in the air, and that also means it’s the time of year that emergency responders see a spike in child window falls. Each year almost 5,000 children are injured after a window fall, and most of the children are between 2-5 years old. These accidents are preventable!
INSTALL WINDOW GUARDS AND STOPS
Never open windows more than 4 inches to prevent young children from falling out. Remember, screens are meant to keep bugs out, not children in. Properly installed window guards prevent unintentional window falls. Install window guards that include an emergency release device in case of a fire. Window stops are also a great idea. They allow fresh air and a cross breeze and still ensure windows cannot open
wide enough for kids to fall out.
CLOSE WINDOWS AFTER USE
If you have windows that can open from both top and bottom, make a habit of opening just the top to prevent accidental falls. Keep in mind that as kids grow, they
may have enough strength, dexterity and curiosity to open the bottom so try to keep windows locked and closed when they are not being used. If you visit a place where windows are not childproofed, close and lock them during your visit, and watch your child carefully.
KEEP KIDS FROM CLIMBING NEAR WINDOWS
Move chairs, tables, cribs and other furniture away from windows to help prevent window falls. Also, teach children not to play near windows. Make it a house rule to play at least 2 feet from windows. Never move a child who appears to be seriously injured after a fall — call 911and let trained medical personnel move the child with proper precautions.
Smoke Alarms Save Lives!
🕰️ Change your clocks, check your batteries! When you ‘spring forward’ it’s also a good time to check your smoke alarms too…
➡️ All smoke alarms, including hard-alarms should be replaced after 10 years because they lose their ability to detect fire or smoke over time.
➡️ Smoke alarms with non-replaceable 10-year batteries are designed to be effective for up to 10 years. If the alarm chirps , warning that the battery is low , replace the entire smoke alarm right away.
➡️ Smoke alarms with any other type of battery need a new battery at least once a year. If the alarm chirps, warning the battery is low , replace the battery right away. If it still chirps, replace the entire smoke alarm.
The risk of dying in a home fire is cut in half in homes with working smoke alarms.
Three out of five home fire deaths result from fires in properties without working smoke alarms.
More than one-third (38 percent) of home fire deaths result from fires in which no smoke alarms are present.