The Pierce County Fire Prevention Bureau exists to provide a safer environment for the citizens of Pierce County. Our mission is to prevent the loss of life and property caused by fire or explosion and to enforce the provisions of legally adopted fire codes. Our tools are public education, enforcement of codes and ordinances related to fire, life safety and fire investigation.
The State Fire Marshal’s Office is dedicated to the protection of life, property and the environment from the devastation of fire.
The Office of the State Fire Marshal is committed to promoting injury prevention and fire safety during the celebrations of Independence Day and New Years when fireworks are often used. Our mission is to implement a comprehensive and effective educational and enforcement program for fireworks injury prevention and fire safety.
DNR staff work statewide to raise awareness about the high percentage of human-caused fires. In Washington State, the majority of wildfires (85%) are human-caused.
These prevention efforts are aimed primarily at adults—people living in or near the woods; debris burners; occasional campers; hunters; hikers; and those who use fireworks.
Wildfire is a special concern if you live in the wildland-urban interface − where houses and towns are built near forests. Creating defensible space and fire-resistant landscapes can help keep your home safe from wildfires. Your local landscaping, nursery, and building professionals can help you make your home safer from wildfire. These professionals can provide you details on fire resistant designs, materials, and or plants that fit your pocketbook and needs. The national program, Firewise, will also give fire prevention information to you and other homeowners who live where wildfire risks are high.
The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency issues temporary bans on indoor and outdoor burning when the weather trends toward stagnant conditions, such as air inversions, which trap fine particle pollution emitted from our chimneys, cars, trucks, and other activities.
"The United States has the highest fatality rate from fire in the industrial world. Why? Because we spend most of our money responding to fire, not preventing them." - David Osborne, Senior Advisor to Vice President Al Gore
This is a great page to find many ways to assist in the prevention of house or property fires.