Prevention is responsible for all prevention, training, safety, and community education efforts in the department.  Under the direction of Fire Marshal Roger Rudikoff, the division oversees fire safety inspections, public education programs, plans review, and special events planning.  As the City’s Fire Marshal, he is responsible for the application of the fire code to new and existing structures.

2018 Goals and Objectives

  • Reduce the risk of fire in commercial structures.
    • Facilitate marking all fire department connections, “Fire Control Rooms”, and any pertinent doors, areas, and devices with the appropriate signage to assist responding local and out of area crews with timely identification.
    • Continue Pre-Plan development of high risk structures and occupancies.
    • Purchase and implement new inspection software by the beginning of 2019 to track violations, code compliance, and fire risk analysis. Software will include incorporation of the Mukilteo Municipal Codes and international codes related to prevention.
    • Replaces the current paper system that is extremely time-consuming to administer.
    • Complete ICC Fire Plans Examiner certification.
  • Raise the department’s visibility to the community through a robust public education program including fire safety, injury prevention, and disaster resilience.
    • Provide fire safety education and rig tours to all 2nd Grade Elementary School classes in Mukilteo.
    • Designate both stations as a Safe Place and a Safe Haven. Complete the training and become part of the national registry, train all fire department personnel, mount appropriate signage at each station, and implement department wide.

Recreational Outdoor Fires

Recreational fires are defined in state law as “cooking fires and charcoal barbeques, campfires and bonfires that occur in designated areas or on private property for cooking, pleasure or ceremonial purposes.”  Mukilteo Recreational Outdoor Fire Regulations

Open Burning

Open Burning is allowed in Mukilteo under certain conditions.  Open Burning in Mukilteo 

Keep abreast of the current air quality conditions and status of burn bans at  They also have a mobile app to receive notifications about changes in the burn ban.

Annual Business Inspection Program

The Mukilteo Fire Department conducts annual inspections of all businesses in the city, primarily checking for any life-safety issues.  View the .pdf document for additional information. Annual Fire Department Business Inspection Program 

Fire Department Connection (FDC) and Fire Control Room (FCR) Marking Requirements

In order to establish clear requirements for the marking of  Fire Department Connections (FDCs) and Fire Control Rooms (FCR) in commercial buildings, the department has developed this information sheet.  FDC marking and FCR marking

Fire Lane Requirements

For the benefit of those required to have and maintain fire lanes, there are specific rules for how the markings are to be done.  View the .pdf document for additional information.  Fire Lane Standards

Fire Safety Rules for Festivals and Events

The Fire Department has specific fire safety rules for festivals and events operating in the city.  View the .pdf document for additional information.  Fire Safety Rules For Festivals And Events

Home Safety

There are many things you can do to insure your home is as safe as possible.  View the .pdf document for information on making your home safe.   Home Safety Checklist – updated 031416 LR

Have an HOA, community group, fraternal organization, PTO/PTA or other group interested in home safety and emergency preparedness?  Fire Department staff will come to your meeting to discuss Home Safety and 9-1-1, as well as Emergency Preparedness.  Call our administrative office at 425-263-8150 during regular business hours.