Fire Marshal

  1. Stage 2 Burn Ban Effective 8:00am, Wednesday July 7, 2021

    Whatcom County Fire Marshal’s office has ordered a stage 2 burn ban due to increasingly dry weather conditions, the increase of Washington State DNR fire danger to HIGH, and the Emergency Proclamation 21-10 Wildfire – Burn Ban by the Governor Read on...
  2. Stage 1 Burn Ban Effective 5:00pm Friday, June 25, 2021

    Due to warm weather conditions ahead and decreasing fuel moisture levels, the Whatcom County Fire Marshal's Office will be enacting Stage 1 Burn restrictions on open burning in unincorporated Whatcom County starting at 5:00pm on Friday, June 25th, 2021. 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