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Licensed Family Child Care
Family home providers are only required to request the local fire department visit their home once, when becoming licensed. The intent is to inform the local fire department that the provider is operating a child care. Providers must document that they made the request, and whether the fire department was able to make the visit.

WAC 170-296A-2550 (Updated rule effective March 31, 2012)

(1) The licensee must request the local fire department to visit the home to become familiar with the facility and to assist in planning evacuation or emergency procedures.

(2) If the local fire department does not provide this service, the licensee must have written documentation on file that the request was made.

South King Fire & Rescue does not currently have staff available to conduct a site visit. To receive a copy of our "Licensed Family Home Child Care Checklist" and to document your request for a fire department visit, you may
  • Contact fire prevention request line at 253.946.7318
  • Email Prevention Secretary

    If you have questions, please contact your local Department of Early Learning office.