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International Fire Code Washington State Amendments are now available

  • 4 May 2016
  • Author: Kirsti Weaver
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The State Building Code Council has posted the insert pages for the 2015 International Fire Code Washington State Amendments.  The pages can be downloaded as a PDF format file found on:  https://fortress.wa.gov/ga/apps/sbcc/Page.aspx?nid=14 . It is also available for downloading - see below.

WSAFM 2015 IFC Code Update Classes

  • 28 March 2016
  • Author: Kathleen ADMIN
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Stay up to date with the latest changes to the Fire Code! Attend WSAFM's Fire Code Update class! As most of you are aware, the 2015 International Fire Code goes into effect July 1st, 2016 in the State of Washington. This one-day course will cover code changes from the 2012 to the 2015 edition of the International Fire Code. In addition, a review of the latest Washington State amendments to the Fire Code will be covered.
 
This course is being offered in multiple locations throughout the State. 0.65 ICC Preferred Provider CEU's will be awarded to those attending! 

Announcement Regarding Marijuana Extraction Facilities

The State Building Code Council (SBCC) has adopted emergency rules regarding marijuana extraction facilities. The emergency rule went into effect on July 1, 2015. 

This new rule establishes specific requirements for the handling of hazardous materials, establishes inspection standards and provides construction and permit requirements to ensure life/safety for occupants, first responders and the public. 

I encourage you to have your fire prevention officer or other applicable staff review the regulations which apply to both new and existing facilities...

NEW! WA City and County Codes Library (MSRC)

  • 14 January 2015
  • Author: Kathleen ADMIN
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Municipal Services Research Center (MSRC) holds a library of local codes and ordinances that may be used in your hometown rules development. Good luck!

SBCC Emergency Rules

The following is a link to the emergency rules that were adopted Friday, March 7, 2014. These rules pertain to:

  1. Townhouse Wall Separation
  2. Group "E" Emergency Voice Alarms
  3. Fire Sprinklers in Portable School Classrooms
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WSAFM Announces its Quarterly Newsletter….


Thanks to suggestions by the members of the Washington State Association of Fire Marshals, we are proud to be issuing the first quarterly email newsletter.  The purpose of this newsletter is to inform the members of the activities that the Board and other members are involved in as well as to provide education and resources to our members.    Why do we need a newsletter? 

Keep up to date with new information  
Receive notification of upcoming code hearings or changes  
Provide a regular notice to members of upcoming activities 

 What is WSAFM? The Washington State Association of Fire Marshals is an organization comprised of seven divisions working on: National Codes, State Codes, Legislative Issues, Professional Development, Communications, Fire Prevention Institute, and Fire Investigation.  Membership in the Washington State Association of Fire Marshals is open to individuals in four categories: Governmental, Associate, Educational and Retired. There are many benefits to membership for individuals in all categories.  

 
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