Fire Marshal's Office

The Prevention Division, commonly referred to as the Fire Marshal’s Office is committed to preventing fires and improving life safety in our community.

The Fire Marshal’s Office conducts building inspections, building plan reviews, fire code compliance, alarm system inspections, commercial sprinkler system inspections, occupancy inspections, and other related activities for both State and County compliance. The Prevention Division also actively works with the City to promote public safety and make recommendations about the planning and permitting processes that affect our community.

The Fire Marshal’s Office is located at:
17525 Aurora Ave North, Shoreline, WA 98133
Phone: 206.533.6565

Welcome to Shoreline Fire Department’s Fire Prevention Division. As your Fire Marshal, it is an honor to serve the community and business owners of the cities of Shoreline, Lake Forest Park, Kenmore, and the Town of Woodway. The goal of the Fire Marshal’s Office is to reduce unintentional injury, loss of life, and property damage by actively engaging in community outreach, providing fire prevention education, and community risk reduction efforts. To accomplish this goal the Shoreline Fire Prevention team provides a multitude of services.

With the help of our highly trained firefighters and Fire Prevention team, we conduct annual fire safety inspections of commercial and multi-family buildings throughout the cities we serve. In addition, our Prevention team provides hundreds of new construction inspections each year to ensure that the fire safety systems in those buildings will operate in an emergency.

Our Public Information Officer/Public Educator spends countless hours throughout the year educating our young children and adults on the dangers of fire, fire safety, and the importance of smoke alarms and other fire and life safety systems. This is just a snapshot of the education provided by the Shoreline Fire Department and I encourage you to explore other educational opportunities that we provide on our website, Education – Shoreline Fire Department.

In 2021 the City of Shoreline partnered with the Shoreline Fire Department to pass a residential sprinkler ordinance joining only ten other cities in the State of Washington including the city of Kenmore. Passing this life saving measure will save countless lives for years to come and shows the commitment Shoreline Fire Department has to the communities that we serve.

As we continue to move into the future, it is my mission to evolve to meet the challenges of our diverse and changing community. I hope to accomplish this by harnessing technology to identify and prioritize local risks, followed by the integrated and strategic investment of resources to reduce the occurrence and impact of fire and other health related emergencies. It takes all of us to achieve this goal and I believe that if we all work together, we can make the cities of Shoreline, Kenmore, Lake Forest Park and Town Woodway safe for generations to come.

If you have any fire and life safety issues or concerns, please feel free to contact the Fire Marshal’s office.

Ryan Burgess, Fire Marshal