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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 SMC 3.16 Subchapter V to represent the following areas of interest:

Architects Marine
Building Owners and Managers Association Manufacturing and Warehousing
Chemical Engineers Mechanical Engineers
Fire Protection Industry Port of Seattle
Insurance Research/Labs
King County Labor Council

Services Industry

Major Institutions General Public
(2 representatives)

Meetings
The next FCAB meeting is scheduled for May 19, 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 and 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 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:   May 14, 2015

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