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.

Determining Occupancy for Phased Reopening

This handout is a guide for estimating temporary occupancy loads during the phased re-opening only.

Business Services from the VRFA

Business & Development Services

The Fire Marshal’s Office works in partnership with the community to promote and maintain a safe living and working environment. Click the link below to prepare for your next building or construction inspection. View Current Fees.

Schedule An Inspection

Outdoor Burning

The only fires allowed within Auburn, Algona, and Pacific city limits are recreational fires defined as cooking fires or campfires using firewood or charcoal.

Recreational Burning Regulations


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.

Request A Fire Incident Report

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.

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

Arson Alarm1.800.55.Arson