The Education Section is responsible for fire prevention
education and outreach services. The section is composed
of a School Program Coordinator who oversees all education
efforts with children, schools, preschools, teachers and
daycare providers; a Community Education Coordinator who
oversees a variety of educational and outreach efforts
for the business, residential, and targeted high-risk
communities; and an Education Manager who provides oversight,
administration and strategic planning for education programs.
Education Section offers the following information online:
The Hazardous Materials Unit provides inspection
services for the storage and use of flammable and combustible
liquids and other hazardous materials and processes as required
by the Seattle Fire Code and Administrative Rules.
For a full list of Seattle Fire
Department permits and related fees, visit the
Permits section of this
Web site. Or, check the status of an existing permit by utilizing
Construction Inspections and Plan Review Services
The Engineering Division of the Fire Marshal's Office
inspects all new construction, major remodels, and fire
protection system revisions to ensure compliance with the
Seattle Fire Code.
The Plan Review Division of the Fire Marshal's Office
provides engineering review of architectural review plans
and shop drawings for fire and life safety systems. For detailed information on the
plan review and construction inspection process, visit
Inspections & Plan Review.
To schedule an inspection, please call 206-386-1443.
All fire protection systems
in the City of Seattle are required to have Confidence
Tests performed at regular intervals as indicated on the
Confidence Testing Schedule. Confidence Testing is
separate from the regular building inspections conducted
by Fire Department personnel. It is designed to ensure
that fire protection systems installed in buildings are
properly maintained and will work in the event of a
Confidence Tests are
performed by private contractors who must hold a
Fire Department Certification to work on the specific type
of fire protection system being tested.
Confidence Testing section for more information.
To contact the Confidence
Testing Unit, please call (206) 386-1352.
(see also: Special Events
The Special Events Section issues permits and
establishes conditions to ensure public safety at large
public gatherings including fairs, concerts, sporting
events, and festivals. They also inspect and issue permits
related to outdoor cooking, trade shows and other high
The Compliance Section
answers fire code related inquiries and works to resolve
outstanding fire code violations.
Related Information Bulletins (files are
in PDF format):
Seattle Fire Department Fire
Investigators determine cause and origin for fires that
meet specified criteria. Fire Investigators are
firefighters, many of which also hold a Seattle Police
Department Commission. They work closely with the
Seattle Police Department in preparing cases for
referral to Prosecutors when appropriate. To contact the
Fire Investigation Unit by telephone, please call 206-386-1350.
December 11, 2013