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FIRE AND LIFE SAFETY

Jakki MacLean, Bureau Chief/Fire Marshal
Jakki.MacLean@co.yakima.wa.us

Don Linder Deputy Fire Marshal
Don.Linder@co.yakima.wa.us

To Schedule an Inspection call 574-2300

NEW CONTRUCTION - PLAN REVIEW AND INSPECTION

Fire and Life Safety personnel work closely with Architects, Contractors, Fire Protection Engineers, and our Building Plans Examiners on construction projects to ensure the applicable fire and safety measures are in place. Proper classification (occupancy type), construction type (building materials), fire protection (automatic fire sprinklers and alarms, water supply), access (roads and driveways), egress and ingress (exits, doors, aisles, corridors), occupant load (number of people allowed in the building), use of building (what the building is used for, i.e. manufacturing, storage, assembly), hazardous materials and/or processes are examples of plan review evaluation.

The International Fire Code is a companion to other International Codes. The Fire Code is minimum regulations for fire prevention and fire protection systems using prescriptive and performance-related provisions. The Fire Code includes provisions for the safety and protection of the owner, occupants, and emergency responders. The Fire Code and referenced standards are used in the plan review process.

Once the plan review is completed and approved, inspections occur throughout the construction process to ensure the plans are being followed and required fire protection systems are installed as designed. Inspections not only protect the public and emergency responders, they validate the owner is receiving what is being paid for.

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