Fire Prevention/Community Risk Reduction
(also known as Community Risk Reduction)
Fire Prevention is tasked with providing the highest level of fire prevention through public education, emergency management, inspection, code enforcement, and detailed plan review. Under the direction of the Deputy Chief/Fire Marshal, Fire Prevention personnel strive to provide those within the response area of Puget Sound Fire the most updated information available to safely protect their homes or places of business from fires and hazards. Fire prevention has proven to be the most effective way to reduce loss of life and property. Puget Sound Fire contracts services with the cities of Covington, Kent, Maple Valley, and SeaTac.
Two plans examiners and two fire inspectors conduct plan review of proposed construction projects, building remodels, and development projects. Field inspections are conducted to ensure that buildings meet the latest local and state building and fire codes. These inspections include the review of fire and life safety systems and their intended use and installation, ensuring the safety of those in the contracted cities of Covington, Kent, Maple Valley, and SeaTac.
Code compliance officers are responsible for inspecting existing businesses and properties for fire code violations and educating building owners and occupants on fire prevention practices, they also conduct safety inspections of outdoor events such as fairs, carnivals, and fireworks displays.