Preventable Alarms 2020 Initiative

COVID Updates - Services During Pandemic and Re-Opening

The Fire Marshal's Office is continuing some inspections, plan review and other services consistent with the Governor's re-opening guidance. Our walk in counter at 220 3rd Ave S remains closed. All other services are available with some modifications.


The Seattle Fire Department responds to over 5,000 false alarms per year. Preventable alarms take first responders out of service for legitimate emergencies. Seattle is introducing citations of $373+ for "false" or preventable fire alarms.