The primary mission of the VRFA Fire Marshal’s Office (FMO) is to create a safe community for our citizens and firefighters through improving building safety, business practices and preventing life safety hazards.

Check the burn ban status and obtain a recreational burn permit. Recreational fires are defined as cooking fires or campfires using firewood or charcoal.

Outdoor Burning

The VRFA conducts risk reduction inspections for businesses to educate occupants on best fire and life safety practices and compliance with the International Fire Code or city code.

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Conducting fire investigations is critical to the Fire Marshal Office’s mission by determining cause and origin of fires. This information is used to create safer business practices and prevent future fires.

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Property Management & Business Forms

Do you manage a property or own a business in Auburn, Algona, or Pacific? Below is a list of resources regarding city codes as well as important business forms.

Submit Documents

Use the form below to submit your business documents & checklists directly to the Fire Marshal’s Office.


The VRFA conducts basic fire investigations on all reported fires. Detailed investigations are completed by our certified fire investigators on larger or suspicious fire incidents. In 2007 the voters approved a commissioned fire investigator who works closely in conjunction with local law enforcement conducting criminal fire investigations.

Request A Fire Incident Report
If you have information regarding any suspicious fires please call the Arson Alarm tip line. Information is given anonymously.

Arson Alarm1.800.55.Arson