Fire Prevention

Firefighters using fire equipment

International Fire Code

The Anacortes Fire Department administers the provisions of the International Fire code (2015 Edition) as adopted by the State of Washington July 1, 2016. This is accomplished through mandated routine fire inspections, complaint referrals, and pre-construction plan review. All businesses within the community are routinely inspected on a recurring basis.

Special Purpose Permits

As Fire Marshal, Chief Bill Harris oversees the Building Inspection program and reviews and approves Underground Storage Tank (UST) fill or removal permits, welding permits, and blasting permits. Please contact the Fire Department to apply for these Special Purpose Permits.