State Fire Marshal · Overview
The State Fire Marshal’s Office is dedicated to the protection of life, property and the environment from the devastation of fire.
The Washington State Fire Marshal’s Office is organized as a Bureau within the Washington State Patrol. Our focus and efforts foster a fire safe environment through engineering, education and enforcement. We are responsible for providing fire and life safety inspections in licensed care occupancies, including nursing homes, boarding homes, group homes, hospitals, and childcare centers; we conduct construction plan review on new school construction and when local jurisdictions request our assistance; we license the fireworks and the fire sprinkler industries, and certify fire sprinkler industry workers and cigarette manufacturers; we train Washington State’s fire service, in the field and at the State Fire Training Academy; we certify that fire service members are meeting national standards and skills; and we coordinate fire service resources during large fires and disasters through the State’s Fire Resource Mobilization Plan.
The Bureau is comprised of two Divisions: Preparedness and Prevention. Staff is located in our Olympia Headquarters office, at the Fire Training Academy in North Bend, and in field offices around the state. We strive to provide the best customer service to our clients, including the citizens, facilities we inspect, contractors we license and certify, and the fire service we train and support.
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State Fire Marshal