Fire Marshal's Office
The mission or the Fire Marshal’s Office is to protect lives, property, and the environment through fire prevention.
This is accomplished through existing occupancy inspections, new construction services, public education, code enforcement, and fire investigation.
Outdoor Recreational Burning is OPEN
Recreational burning within Battle Ground city limits is currently OPEN.
Recreational burning refers to campfires in outdoor fireplaces or chimney-type devices.
Prohibited: Residential burning and land-clearing burning of vegetation, yard debris or branched is prohibited within Battle Ground city limits.
Regulations regarding outdoor burning is defined in BGMC 8.10.
The Fire Marshal’s Office has jurisdiction to inspect, for fire and life safety violations, all commercial buildings and multi-family dwellings within the City of Battle Ground.
Those who own or operate commercial facilities with fire protection systems are responsible for obtaining a certified/licensed contractor to perform inspections, testing and maintenance (ITM). The ITM contractor is required to submit all compliant and non-compliant on behalf of their customers to the Fire Marshal’s Office via online service.
Plans for all new building construction and fire systems are reviewed by the Fire Marshal’s office. If you require an inspection for new construction or an acceptance test for newly installed fire protection system (i.e. fire alarm or suppression system) or have any question concerning new construction please call 360-342-5046.
Regulations for the sale and discharge of fireworks in the City of Battle Ground
Fire prevention and safety is a team effort between you and the Fire Marshal's Office. We offer education programs to teach fire safety and prevention to children, seniors and local businesses in our community. Request a station tour, an apparatus visit to your location, or an educational program for your group or organization.
The Fire Marshal’s Office has extensive training and experience in fire dynamics, evidence collection, and fire pattern analysis. Fire Investigators work with firefighters and law enforcement to determine the origin and cause of fires. Fire Investigation aids in future prevention efforts and can also help bring criminals to justice. Contact the Fire Marshal for further information about fire investigation.