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. Burn Ban Restrictions Reduced - Effective 5:00 pm Wednesday September 23, 2020

    Due to the increase in fuel moisture levels and rain, the Fire Marshal’s Office will begin to allow recreational fires. The modified burning restrictions will be in effect at 5:00 PM on September 23rd, 2020 for the unincorporated areas of Whatcom County. 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