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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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Upcoming Events

Seismic Protection of Fire Sprinkler Systems

As a life safety system, fire sprinkler systems need to remain operational following an earth-quake event. NFPA 13 has guidelines in place to seismically protect the piping system. The rules provide both flexibility and rigidity so that the system can move with the building struc-ture it is protecting against fire.
Learn when seismic protection is needed for a building. In addition, the components used to protect against earthquake motion and the necessary calculations will be reviewed.

Oct. 13, 2015
Vancouver Fire Department, Station 7

For more info and to register, log onto www.nfsa.org and click on “Seminar Calendar”

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