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Fire Marshal's Office

The primary objective of the VRFA Fire Marshal's Office is to reduce the frequency and severity of fires, explosions and hazardous materials incidents within the communities of Algona, Auburn and Pacific.

We pursue this objective by providing the following services:

  • Fire Code Enforcement
  • New Construction Plan Reviews
  • Fire Investigations

Code Enforcement

The Valley Regional Fire Authority's Code Enforcement mission is to work in partnership with the community to promote and maintain a fire safe living and working environment. To accomplish this, we focus primarily on the following tasks:

  • Administer fire inspections and other interpretive guidance to ensure compliance with the jurisdictionally-adopted municipal and fire codes of Algona, Auburn and Pacific.
  • Work in conjunction with local businesses, neighborhood associations, residents and other agencies to identify and address fire safety concerns within the community.
  • Initiate community educational programs targeted to address specific fire and life safety risks.
  • Monitor public assemblies and community events to ensure safety of the attendees and enforce adequate access for fire and EMS services.
  • Provide permitting for outdoor burning, open flame work, hazardous materials storage, and air quality activities in conjunction with Puget Sound Clean Air agency.

New Construction

All new construction within the Valley Regional Fire Authority's service area, and permitted within the Cities of Algona, Auburn and Pacific Building Departments, are reviewed by the Fire Marshal's office to ensure the proposed development meets applicable fire and life safety requirements. Improved fire codes and new construction plan review is one of the primary ways that the fire service has reduced the number of catastrophic fires and fire fatalities in the United States over the past 30 years.

Fire Investigation

Fire investigations within the service area of the Valley Regional Fire Authority are conducted by members of the South King Fire Investigation Task Force (SKFITF). This task force was created in 2004 and combined the investigative resources of Kent Fire and Life Safety and the Valley Regional Fire Authority. This combined investigative effort provides fire investigation services to the cities of Algona, Auburn, Covington, Kent and Pacific on a 24 hour basis, 365 days a year. This is a shining example of the VRFA's focus on providing the highest levels of service at the most cost effective value for our community.

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