State Fire Marshal Charles M. Duffy announced today that the annual Fire Fatality Report for 2012 is now available on the web.
“Washington continued to see a decrease in fire related fatalities during the past two years, with a total of sixty three fatalities reported. This downward trend is a positive step in reducing these tragic losses within our communities,” says State Fire Marshal Duffy.
The data used for this report was received from fire and law enforcement agencies throughout Washington State and collected into a centralized database for analysis and report development in accordance with Revised Code of Washington 43.44.060.
The Office of the State Fire Marshal is a Bureau of the Washington State Patrol, providing fire and life safety services to the citizens of Washington State including inspections of state licensed facilities, plan review of school construction projects, licensing of fire sprinkler contractors and pyrotechnic operators, training Washington State’s firefighters, and collecting emergency response data.