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July 01, 2016

Is your life too busy to fit in ONE MORE MEETING? When you get home after work, is going out again the last thing you want to do? If attending a Council meeting to let your views be known is out of your comfort zone for whatever reason, you now have an option. You can leave a comment on any item on ... details

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Upcoming Events

Museum Advisory Board meeting

Nov 15, 2016

Open to the public. ... details

City Council Meeting

Nov 17, 2016

The Ketchikan City Council meets every first and third Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 334 Front Street, Ketchikan, Alaska 99901. Council meeting packets may be accessed here: The public is invited t... details

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Fire Department - Prevention & Safety

Fire Code

The City of Ketchikan is a deferred jurisdiction under Alaska Administrative Code (AAC) 13 AAC 50.075 and has adopted the 2012 International Fire Code (IFC) as amended by Ketchikan Municipal Code Title 18 .  A copy of the 2012 edition of the International Fire Code with all appendices will be kept on file in the office of the city clerk.

The International Code Council (ICC) provides free access to the IFC and other ICC codes at:

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) provides free access to NFPA codes and standards at:

Tsunami Information

The City of Ketchikan is a Tsunami Ready community, learn more  in our Tsunami Preparedness Guide.

Smoke Detectors

Operating smoke detectors save lives.  Ketchikan Fire Department recommend checking your smoke detector according to the manufacturer’s instructions and replacing the batteries at least twice per year.  A good rule of thumb is to change your batteries when you change your clocks in the Spring and Fall.

When funding permits, the fire department may have smoke detectors available for residents that are unable to purchase them.  Smoke detectors can be purchased at local department stores, hardware stores, and multiple other retailers.

For more information on Smoke Detectors visit the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Smoke Alarm Central at