Fire Prevention Division

The fire prevention division of the Northshore Fire Department is passionate about safety. In our efforts to ensure fire safety throughout our community we provide a wide variety of services to the citizens of Kenmore and Lake Forest Park. These include:

Inspections of existing businesses to provide safety education to business owners and enforce fire code regulations.

New construction projects through code development, plan review and construction inspections. Northshore Fire also issues permits for the installation and modification of fire protection systems.

Investigations of fires are performed in cooperation with the King County Sheriff’s Office Fire Investigation Unit.

Another very important component of our job is public safety education. In addition to participating in community events and providing safety education on request, we present fire safety lessons to students in each of the elementary schools in our fire district each year.

Community outreach is achieved through participation in local events and direct assistance to citizens.

Fire Marshal

Fire Marshal, Derek LaFontaine, manages the fire prevention division of the fire department. The fire prevention division is responsible for plan reviews, inspections, fire investigations, community outreach and public education.

Fire Marshal's Office: 206-533-6565 or email:

Sprinkler & Alarm Inspection Scheduling: 206-533-6525 or email: