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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

Vision 20/20 Releases Study on Smoke Alarm Issues in the United States

  • 21 February 2014
  • Author: Kathleen ADMIN
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Vision 20/20 Releases Study on Smoke Alarm Issues in the United States
Vision 20/20 (www.strategicfire.org) is releasing an in-depth analysis of smoke alarm and related research focusing on why smoke alarms may not be in as widespread use as previously thought.  Using an extensive literature review and data gathered during a number of Vision 20/20 Assistance to Firefighter Grant funded Community Risk Reduction projects, the study, The Smoke Alarm Problem, sheds light on the problems the fire safety community faces in getting people to install and maintain enough smoke alarms to properly protect their families...

Washington Fire Marshals and Building Officials Directory

  • 9 February 2014
  • Author: Kathleen ADMIN
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The file below is an attempt to establish a directory of all Fire Marshals, Building Officials, Inspectors, permit technician, and other position that may be involved in the building and fire code process.  The list was put together by the State Fire Marshal’s Licensing Section with the assistance of a number of jurisdictions.  We apologize if anyone is left off or if any of the information is incorrect. If you have a correction, addition, or deletion please forward it to the State Fire Marshal’s Office at firesprinkler@wsp.wa.gov. They will attempt to keep the list current.  The file is set up for printing the directory which is 13 pages. 
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