Fire Marshal

COVID-19 Notice: To help reduce the load on our first responders and others, NWCAA is asking for a voluntary curtailment of woodstoves and outdoor burning. For more information click here.

  1. Fire Marshal's 4th of July Press Release

    The Whatcom County Fire Marshal’s Office wants to remind all County residents to celebrate safely during the Independence Day holiday. If you are planning on using your own fireworks, use only legal consumer fireworks and only during permitted times. Read on...
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Responsibilities


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.

The Fire Marshal’s Office:
  • Conducts annual fire and life safety inspections
  • Conducts fire and arson investigations
  • Issues permits for sprinkler and alarm systems, above ground and underground fuel tank removal / installation / repair, firework displays, fireworks stands, open burning, and special events
  • Provides plan review for land use and commercial construction
Fire Marshal's Guide to Recreational Fires and Outdoor Fireplaces.
 
 For current outdoor burning information please call the Outdoor Burning Information Line at (360) 778-5903.
 
See our Outdoor Burning Regulations page for information on outdoor burning. 

Washington State Department of Natural Resources Fire Danger Level