Fire Safety

  1. Fire / Arson Investigation

    The Fire Marshal’s Office works as part of the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office to investigate fires for origin and cause.

  2. Fire Codes

    Whatcom County Code 15.04.010 adopts the 2012 edition of the International Fire Code (IFC) as our local fire code.

  3. Fire Marshal

    The Fire Marshal’s Office team works as part of the Building Services Division and in partnership with the Sheriff’s Office and the county fire districts to provide a wide spectrum of fire prevention and building safety services.

  4. Fire System Permits

    The Fire Marshal’s Office issues several different construction permits for fire related systems.

  5. Fireworks

    The Fire Marshal’s Office is primarily responsible for the permitting and regulation of commercial fireworks displays and the retail sales of fireworks.

  6. Open Burning

    Burning in Whatcom County is regulated by the International Fire Code and Washington Administrative Codes relative to air pollution requirements.

  7. Safety Management & Codes

    Obtain information about safety-driven boards, control areas, and more.