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Cigarette Ignition Propensity Fire Standard Compliant (FSC)

As of August 1, 2009, per Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 19.305, all cigarette brands sold, or offered for sale to any person located in the state of Washington, shall be certified by the Washington State Fire Marshal’s Office.

Program Overview

Fire Standard Compliant Cigarette Program:

  • Provides industry regulation by requiring cigarette manufacturers to certify that a cigarette variety has been tested and meets the fire safety standard as having reduced ignition propensity.

  • Assists the industry in meeting state requirements through technical assistance and program materials.

Click Here to Apply: FSC ApplicationMicrosoft Excel File

All cigarettes sold in Washington State must be Fire Standard Compliant (FSC), and certified by the Washington State Fire Marshals Office.

For more information please click on the following links:

Sale of Existing Stock

Any existing stock purchased prior to August 1, 2009, may be sold if:

  • The wholesale or retail dealer can establish that state tax stamps were affixed to the cigarettes prior to August 1, 2009.

  • The wholesale or retail dealer can establish that the inventory was purchased prior to August 1, 2009, in comparable quantity to the inventory purchased during the same period of the prior year.


For more information on Fire Safe Cigarettes, or support to help quit smoking and tobacco use, please visit the resource links provided to the right in the Quick Links, Resources section.

Consumer Hotlines

For questions, comments, or complaints, please contact the appropriate manufacturer’s contained in the following document:

Toll Free Consumer HotlinesAdobe PDF document

Contact Us

Chief Deputy State Fire Marshal Dan Johnson:
Phone: (360) 596-3913

Deputy State Fire Marshal - This position is currently Vacant
Phone: (360)596-3905

Email the Fire Safe Cigarettes program at:

Physical Mailing Address:
Fire Protection Bureau – Licensing Section
210 11th Avenue SE
Olympia, WA 98504


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