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Licensed Family Child Care

Family home providers are 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 facility. 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.



For further information contact your local Department of Early Learning office


You can also reach the SKFR Fire Marshals office at 253-946-7348