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Fire Code Development Process

What is it?
The Fire Code Advisory Board (FCAB) was created by the Seattle City Council over five decades ago to give the public and local business, industry and technical trades a clear voice in the fire code process. Board members advise the City on updates and revisions to the code and have played a crucial role in shaping the City's Fire Code. The 15 board members are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council and serve a renewable term of three years. 

Who are the members?
The Fire Code Advisory Board's current members are designated by City Ordinance 119799 to represent the following areas of interest:

Architects Manufacturing
Building Owners and Managers Association Petroleum Industry
Chemical Engineers Port of Seattle
Fire Protection Industry Research
Insurance Retail
Marine

General Public
(2 representatives)

Mechanical Engineers  

Meetings
The next FCAB meeting is scheduled for March 3, 2015, view the agenda.

Resources
Current Members
FCAB Bylaws
Client Assistance Memo #5972 - Requesting a Review by the Fire Code Appeals Board
Ethics Code Highlights for Members of Advisory Committees
Ethics Code FAQ for Members of Advisory Boards and Commissions

Current Openings
We are seeking three board members for the Seattle Fire Code Advisory Board to represent major institutions (including hospitals and universities), or manufacturing/warehousing, or the services industry (including nightclubs, entertainment and retail). If you are interested in applying for this rewarding professional role, please send your resume and a cover letter indicating why you would like to join the Board and which position you are applying for, by March 20, 2015, to Karen Grove in the Seattle Fire Marshal's Office. 

Email:          Karen.Grove@seattle.gov
Address:      Karen Grove
                   Seattle Fire Department Fire Prevention Division
                   220 Third Avenue South
                   Seattle, WA 98104

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Last Modified:   February 27, 2015

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