Officials to address code
fire prevention changes and improvements
January 19, 2007
Ketchikan, Alaska - The Ketchikan Fire Department and City of
Ketchikan Building Officials will be at The Ted Ferry Civic Center
on January 29th from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm providing "Fire
Prevention and Code Enforcement" information for members
of the Ketchikan business community.
During this 2-hour session
officials will provide information and handout materials regarding
some of the changes and improvements that are taking place regarding
fire code enforcement and fire prevention activities in the City.
There will also be time to answer some of the questions local
business people may have regarding Ketchikan's deferral from
the State Fire Marshal's office.
Topics will include:
Adoption of The 2006 International
Fire Code: and other Building, Electrical, and Mechanical codes
including a description of the Ketchikan Fire Marshal duties
with the transfer of duties from the State to The City.
Sprinkler Systems: Their purpose,
maintenance issues, vacant buildings, and the importance of well
maintained systems, especially in Ketchikan's downtown district.
Boxes: Secure key boxes, accessible by local fire officials only,
that allows for °after hours°± rapid fire department
access to a building in the event of a fire call or other event
at that location. Do you have one? Are you required to have one?
Would you like to get one?
Changes of Business Address:
and/or Occupancy changes to a building.
Local Contact Information:
will also be discussed: Information provided to the Fire and
Police Department in the event of a problem with the business
"after-hours" or in the "off-season".
Business Inspections, Pre-Incident
Planning for Firefighters, Plan reviews, Citations, and "what
can happen if there are non-compliance issues"
Fire Marshal Richard Tombaugh
will also be making an announcement of this event at the Chamber
Luncheon on January 24th.
Seating will be limited on
January 29th so if you are interested in attending, contact Fire
Marshal Richard Tombaugh or Assistant Fire Chief Jim Hill by
calling 225-5940 or 225-9617 to sign up or if you have any questions
regarding fire prevention or fire-code enforcement.
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