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High Rise Fire Safety

The Seattle Fire Code defines a high rise as a building with occupied floors 75 feet or higher above Fire Department access. High rises present a specific challenge for emergency planning due to their size. The Seattle Fire Department offers the following resources for preparing for a high rise fire emergency

For Tenants & Residents of High Rises
For Managers & Fire Safety Directors

The Seattle Fire Department has resources available to assist high rise property managers and fire safety directors:

  • Client Assistance Memos (CAMs) are available to provide further explanation of the Seattle Fire Code.
  • A wide variety of Fire Fact Sheets have been developed to support the teaching guides and videos.
  • Building fire and life safety systems must be Confidence Tested on regular intervals as required by the Seattle Fire Code.

Should you need further assistance or have questions regarding the information presented here, contact the Public Education Office.


Last Modified:   July 12, 2017

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