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

Investigation of fire

Outdoor Burning

The issuance of burn permits is a free service provided by the Valley Regional Fire Authority for the residents of our service area and is subject to outdoor burning regulations.

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Business Services from the VRFA

Business Services

The VRFA Fire Marshal’s mission is to work in partnership with the community to promote and maintain a safe living and working environment.

The VRFA conducts Risk Reduction Inspections for businesses to educate occupants on best fire and life safety practices and compliance with International Fire Code or city code and can be scheduled by calling the Fire Marshal’s Office at 253.288.5870 or by following the link below:

Fire Marshal Contact Form
Business Services from the VRFA
Inspecting a facility

Development Services

Plan review and construction inspections are conducted by our Deputy Fire Marshals and permits are provided through our partner cities for development in our response area.

Entrance inspection
Entrance inspection


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.

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.

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

Arson Alarm1.800.55.Arson