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08 July 2015

Announcement Regarding Marijuana Extraction Facilities

The State Building Code Council (SBCC) has adopted emergency rules regarding marijuana extraction facilities. The emergency rule went into effect on July 1, 2015. 

This new rule establishes specific requirements for the handling of hazardous materials, establishes inspection standards and provides construction and permit requirements to ensure life/safety for occupants, first responders and the public. 

I encourage you to have your fire prevention officer or other applicable staff review the regulations which apply to both new and existing facilities...

14 January 2015

NEW! WA City and County Codes Library (MSRC)

Municipal Services Research Center (MSRC) holds a library of local codes and ordinances that may be used in your hometown rules development. Good luck!

11 March 2014

SBCC Emergency Rules

The following is a link to the emergency rules that were adopted Friday, March 7, 2014. These rules pertain to:

  1. Townhouse Wall Separation
  2. Group "E" Emergency Voice Alarms
  3. Fire Sprinklers in Portable School Classrooms
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14 Jan 2019 Training Opportunity - NFA Fire Inspection Principles I (N0390) 1/14/2019 - 1/19/2019
This 6-Day Off-Campus course introduces the student to the fundamental methodology for application of fire and life safety codes and standards.  Although it contains many of the basic principles of code enforcement, more experienced code inspectors and officials might find it useful as a review of essential methodologies and as a useful update to current code enforcement applications.  Please review the FEMA-NFA website for specific details.