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June 16, 2016

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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: http://publicecodes.cyberregs.com/icod/

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) provides free access to NFPA codes and standards at: http://www.nfpa.org/freeaccess

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  http://www.nfpa.org/safety-information/for-consumers/fire-and-safety-equipment/smoke-alarms