- Safety & Prevention
Fire Prevention Division
To prevent loss of life and property caused by fire and/or explosions, to enforce the provisions of legally adopted fire codes, ordinances and nationally recognized standards. Fire Prevention includes all fire service activity that reduces the threat of fire. The Fire Prevention Bureau focuses on plans review and inspections, which include engineering and code enforcement, and public fire safety education.
Plans reviews and new construction inspections are conducted by the Assistant Fire Marshals for the cities of Carnation, Issaquah, North Bend, and Sammamish. Within these cities, annual fire safety inspections are conducted by the local engine companies.
Businesses & Family Developments
High profile businesses and family developments now reside in EF&R's service area: Microsoft, Boeing, Costco, Issaquah Highlands, Nintendo, Genie Lift, and several large senior housing complexes represent the many commercial and residential developments rising up within the 190 square miles of EF&R.
EF&R services expanded in 2012 under an inter-local agreement with King County to include inspections and issuance of Annual Operating Permits in unincorporated King County. This work is done by the Assistant Fire Marshals.
Systems Testing Providers,
In light of the COVID-19 Civil Emergency, the Eastside Fire & Rescue's Fire Marshal’s Office would like to share information regarding systems testing in the communities we serve (Issaquah, North Bend, Sammamish, Carnation, and Fire Districts 10 and 38). Testing companies should follow recommendations for their employees suggested by King County Public Health.
In situations where your company or employees perceive that it may be preferable from a public health perspective to defer testing in a specific occupancy or portion of an occupancy, please know you can postpone the test and contact us to receive an extension of the compliance timeline.
This process will be similar to other situations in which testing companies request extensions. On our end, we will modify the status in our systems and The Compliance Engine (TCE) so the customer does not receive follow up enforcement during the period the extension is in place. What you should do:
- Request an extension by emailing us at FireMarshals@ESF-R.ORG Simply provide the premise address, premise name (if available), and system type, and let us know this relates to public health or if you prefer you can reference the Fire Marshal’s March 16, 2020 email. We will work with you to determine the new compliance timeline. You may provide our communication to your customer if you wish.
- Please do not submit incomplete tests to us in TCE. Instead, please receive an extension, complete the testing, and then submit a full report.
While we cannot speak on behalf of other Fire Departments in the area, there appears to be consensus on the information in this letter. We are all responding to the same set of quickly developing facts and want to do what is best for health and well-being of everyone in our region.
EF&R Fire Marshal’s Office
Fire Protection System Inspection, Testing, & Maintenance
All fire protection systems in Eastside Fire & Rescue are required by the International Fire Code (IFC) to be inspected tested and maintained on regular intervals. The purpose of these inspections is to ensure the system will operate properly in the event of an incident, ensuring a safe environment by minimizing the risk of life and property loss.
Eastside Fire & Rescue has contracted with BRYCER, LLC to help manage the fire protections systems inspection, testing and maintenance program. All contractors who perform inspection, testing and maintenance services of fire protection systems are required to electronically submit all compliant and non-compliant reports to the Compliance Engine.
Fire Protections Systems electronically tracked by Eastside Fire & Rescue include:
- Automatic Fire Sprinkler Systems
- Fire Alarm systems
- Commercial kitchen hood suppression systems
- Standpipes systems
- Active smoke control systems
- Fire pumps
- Spray booth/industrial systems
- Emergency & standby generators
- Special hazard suppression/clean-agent systems
- Emergency responder radio coverage system. (DAS/BDA)
Contractors are required to submit test results to Eastside Fire & Rescue on behalf of their customers. Register with The Compliance Engine
Contact BRYCER, LLC for any training/support related questions at 1-855-279-2371 or email their Support Team.