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Fire Prevention Bureau

The Kirkland Bureau of Fire Prevention has 5 staff members: The Fire Marshal, one Assistant Fire Marshal and three Fire Inspector/Investigators.

The Fire Investigation Team is also part of the Fire Prevention Bureau. Headed by the Fire Marshal, the Fire Investigation Unit (FIU) consists of 7 dual role investigators (6 from the Fire Department and 1 from the Police Department).

Our mission is to create a safe environment for our residents and our business community. We strive to prevent injury and loss of life and property through the following activities:

Fire investigator looking at fire scene.

  • Plan review and permit issuance for new construction
    and fire protection systems
  • Inspections of new construction and fire protection
  • Issuance of operational permits for activities regulated
    by the International Fire Code
  • Annual fire/life safety inspections in existing buildings
  • Investigation of fires to determine origin and cause
  • Code and policy development and interpretation
  • Publication of operating policies and fire safety information bulletins
  • Adult Education*
  • Safe Child Education*

For general inspection and fire code questions contact inspectors at or call 425-587-3661. We will attempt to return inquiries within 2 business days.

Construction, IFC, and fire system permits may be accessed online at


Fire Services
123 5th Avenue, Kirkland WA 98033

General Inquiries
T. 425.587.3650 | F. 425.587.3671