The Fire and Life Safety Inspection (FLS) program is a major program within the Fire and Life Safety Division with the primary emphasis on keeping Yakima County safe from fire. Often, business owners and employee’s become accustomed to the their environment and overlook hazards and potential fire risks. As a new set of eyes, inspectors often see conditions not recognized or viewed as a problem.
A key component of the inspection process is education. Explaining what the potential hazard is and why it is important to make corrections helps create awareness. Many of our inspectors have a fire suppression background and have had the unfortunate experience of responding to fires as a result of Fire Code issues. All occupancy's other than 1 and 2 family dwellings are considered commercial occupancy's and are included in this program.
Fire is Everyone's Fight is the United States Fire Administration focus to create a common awareness that fire prevention involves the efforts of every citizen to reduce fires in the United States. The Fire Marshal's Office supports that vision and concept. With everyone doing their part, we can reduce the number of unwanted fires in Yakima County