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Company Level Inspections Class

  • Tuesday, May 07, 2024
  • 08:30
  • Wednesday, May 08, 2024
  • 16:30
  • Anacortes Fire Department (City Hall) - 904 6th Street - Anacortes, WA 98221
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Company Level Inspections Class

Presented by: Les Townzen – Townzen & Associates

May 7 & 8, 2024

Anacortes Fire Department (City Hall) - 904 6th Street - Anacortes, WA 98221

08:30-16:30hrs

Introduce participants to the general requirements of the IFC. Introducing participants to the general requirements of the IFC is important to the enforcement of the IFC. Provide the participant with the basic direction in interpreting and applying the general requirements of the IFC. After completing this course, the student will be able to provide company level inspections and applying the International Fire Code. This course does not include a discussion of state or local amendments.


This course is designed for those individuals who have:

  • No previous experience with the IFC
  • Limited experience with the IFC
  • A need to review the basic applications of the IFC.
  • Recently been assigned the responsibility for administering the IFC.


Lunch will be on your own and refreshments will be provided for breaks


Students will be required to have the 2021 IFC.


ICC credit will be provided.


Class contact: Bill Harris, Fire Chief - billh@cityofanacortes.org or 360-855-5081


About Les:

Mr. Townzen is the President of Townzen & Associates, Inc that was started in 2006 and is a fire protection, fire code, building code consulting firm located in Olympia. Mr. Townzen has over 44 years in the fire protection field and has been involved in national code development for the past 25 plus years. He has served on the code development committees for both the International Fire and Building Codes during the change to the international codes from the regional Uniform codes in 2000. He was on the drafting committee for the first edition of the International Performance Code.


Mr. Townzen has worked in two major local jurisdictions in his fire prevention career in positions of Fire Marshal and had served as the Chief Deputy Fire Marshal for the Washington State Fire Marshal’s as the lead code officer prior to his employment as a Regional Director with a national private fire engineering consulting firm. Mr. Townzen was on the first board of directors for the Washington State Association of Fire Marshals when it was formed in 1999. Mr. Townzen served as National Codes Director for many years.


Mr. Townzen started his own firm in 2006 with many of the clients being local jurisdictions. Townzen and Associates, Inc has contracts that has Mr. Townzen served as the Building Code Official for the cities of Kalama, Woodland, Vader, Roy and Yacolt and Fire Marshal for the city of Kalama. Mr. Townzen has been teaching fire and building code seminars across the country for the past 20+ years for both model code groups and under his own firm.

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