Fire Inspection Program

The objective of this program is to prevent emergency incidents that endanger lives and damage property. Through a proactive fire inspection program, it is the Kennewick Fire Department’s goal to reduce the number of fire and hazardous material emergencies that occur in our community.


  1. Protect our business community from financial loss.
  2. Ensure the safety of employees and the citizens who enter the business; and
  3. Protect firefighters when they are called upon to mitigate whatever type of emergency that may take place in the business.
To achieve these goals, the Fire Inspectors are tasked with inspecting all of the commercial businesses in Kennewick. These inspections are currently conducted at no fee, for more information, please take a look at our Fire Inspection Brochure.

Items Commonly Inspected

The following are areas of frequent violation:
  • Address and suite numbers must be visible from the street.

  • Address should also be posted on rear doors of multi-tenant buildings. 

  • Addresses shall be in contrasting color from building background.

  • Exit doors and exit signage must be properly marked and functioning properly.

  • Fire extinguishers must be in place, properly mounted and serviced annually.

  • For a more detailed list, here is a sample inspection form.