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Posted: May 23, 2016

Fire Prevention Week 2016

"Don't Wait - Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years"

This year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Don’t Wait – Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years,” represents the final year of our three-year effort to educate the public about basic but essential elements of smoke alarm safety.

Why focus on smoke alarms three years in a row? Because NFPA’s survey data shows that the public has many misconceptions about smoke alarms, which may put them at increased risk in the event of a home fire. For example, only a small percentage of people know how old their smoke alarms are, or how often they need to be replaced.

As a result of those and related findings, we’re addressing smoke alarm replacement this year with a focus on these key messages:

Smoke alarms should be replaced every 10 years.

Make sure you know how old all the smoke alarms are in your home.

To find out how old a smoke alarm is, look at the date of manufacture on the back of the alarm; the alarm should be replaced 10 years from that date.

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Posted: Feb 16, 2016

4th Annual Washington Safety Summit

The 4th Annual Washington Safety Summit is being held on March 23, 2016 at the University of Washington Tacoma Campus. For more information and to register go to
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Posted: Jun 2, 2015

SAVE THE DATE! - 2015 Fire Prevention Institute

2015 Fire Prevention Institute

Oct 19-22, 2015 - Campbell’s Resort ~ Lake Chelan, WA.

Join us at Campbell’s Resort in Lake Chelan for the annual Fire Prevention Institute.  This conference focuses on important prevention and strategy issues facing fire officials, and will include essential training hours needed for code recertification.  WSAFM will issue ICC Continuing Education Credits!

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Posted: Nov 16, 2012

Christmas Trees & Fire Safety

​Do you know how long it takes for a Christmas tree to burn?  The State Fire Marshal’s Office will hold a press conference demonstrating the catastrophic dangers posed by indoor Christmas trees, along with a fire prevention presentation highlighting safety tips for the holiday season.  The press conference will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 4, at 1:00 p.m. at the State Fire Training Academy in North Bend. Representatives from the State Fire Marshal’s Office ...
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