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High-Rise Building Inspection Program

New High-Rise Inspection Program July 1, 2017

Beginning July 2017, the Seattle Fire Department (SFD) is implementing a new high-rise inspection program to promote fire and life safety.

The program will begin with a pilot from July 1 to December 31, 2017, in high-rise buildings in the downtown core, Pioneer Square, and South Lake Union.

Please see the letter to building owners and managers from Fire Marshal Charles Cordova.

Review info on the High-Rise Inspection Program.

Review the June 8, 2017 Town Hall Meeting powerpoint for high-rise building owners, engineers and managers.

High-rise buildings present a unique risk to public safety because they often contain large concentrations of people above the reach of aerial ladders. The City of Seattle classifies a high rise as any building that has occupied floors 75 feet or higher above Fire Department access.


High-Rise Inspection Program CAM

Inspection Checklist


For more information, please email our office at Thank you for your partnership in helping preserve lives and protecting property for all who live, work, visit, or do business in Seattle.


Last Modified:   September 19, 2017

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