2022 State Legislative Updates

Please see this list of bills that WSAFM is monitoring (report will download as pdf file). 

2022 Legislative Effort to Improve State Law Regarding Smoke Control Systems and Fire/Smoke Dampers - Please Support HB 1971

During the 2020 legislative session, House Bill 2701 created Revised Code of Washington sections 19.27.700 through 19.27.740.  WSAFM strongly supports inspection, testing and maintenance of smoke control systems and smoke/fire dampers.  However our members made us aware of several barriers to enforcement in this legislation.   To help improve fire and life safety, WSAFM convened a broad stakeholder group and has prepared legislation for the 2022 State session that will improve on the code.  We would appreciate your engagement in letting your elected officials know how important good, effective code is for our work. Please see our position paper,  review the draft legislation, participate in the independent petition, or contact dkokot@wsafm.org if you would like to be part of the group of fire agencies throughout the State who are serving as resources with elected officials who may have questions.  

Wildland Urban Interface Maps and RCW Requirements

Because of the high risk of wildland fires in parts of Washington, and the benefit from taking steps to reduce these risks, WSAFM encourages member agencies to start thinking about your agency’s enforcement strategy.  Review the RCW and browse the new WUI map for your region     

On Demand Mobile Fueling - 2018 Code Amendments and Resources for Member Agencies 

The 2018 Fire Code establishes permitting for “on demand mobile fueling”, a newer service where cars are refueled at their parking location. Section 5707 of the 2018 Fire Code sets out a permitting structure and July 2021 amendments included further permitting provisions.  WSAFM has compiled on-demand mobile fueling resources for member agencies who are standing up a new permitting program for on-demand mobile fueling including code summaries, standard permit and condition templates, and information about allowing another agency to handle fuel truck permitting and inspections. 

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