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rA <br />., <br />Ct <br />INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN JEFFERSON COUNTY AND EAST JEFFERSON <br />FIRE RESCUE DISTRICT #1 FOR DEPARTMENT OF FIRE PREVENTION SERVICES <br />This Agreement is entered into between Jefferson County (the County), a municipal corporation, <br />and Jefferson County Fire District Number 1 (the District), doing business as East Jefferson Fire <br />Rescue, a municipal special purpose district, for the purpose of providing Department of Fire <br />Prevention Services to unincorporated areas of Jefferson County. <br />RECITALS <br />WHEREAS, Chapter 39.34 RCW authorizes local governmental units to enter interlocal <br />agreements with other governmental units for their mutual advantage; and <br />WHEREAS, the Legislature, through the adoption of RCW 19.27.031, has put the International <br />Fire Code (IFC) into effect in Jefferson County; and <br />WHEREAS, RCW 19.27.110 gives the fire protection districts the ability to enter into an inter- <br />local agreement under RCW 39.34 for the purpose of assuming all or a portion of the <br />responsibility of administering and enforcing fire codes and regulations; and <br />WHEREAS, the County and the District agree it is in the best interests of the citizens of the <br />County to enter this interlocal to achieve certain benefits and efficiencies, including increased <br />level of service delivery for fire code official services without increasing costs to the County and - <br />without increasing the workload for County staff; and <br />WHEREAS, the Department of Community Development (the Department) is the administrative <br />department assigned the responsibility of issuing and finalizing building permits and collecting <br />fees associated therewith, and <br />WHEREAS, the International Fire Code (IFC) requires various reviews, investigations, code <br />interpretations, approvals and inspections of new and existing buildings; and the District is able <br />to provide these services; and <br />WHEREAS, RCW 36.43.030 authorizes the Board of County Commissioners to appoint fire <br />inspectors to enforce fire regulations adopted by them; and <br />WHEREAS, the County Board of Commissioners is the legislative body for the County; and <br />WHEREAS, Jefferson County Fire District No. 1 ("District") also known as East Jefferson Fire <br />Rescue has the competence and ability to provide the services included in this interlocal <br />agreement; and <br />WHEREAS, RCW 43.44.050 gives the Jefferson County Fire Marshal, or other fire official so <br />designated by the county legislative authority, the responsibility to investigate the origin, cause, <br />circumstances and extent of loss of fires in all unincorporated areas of the County; <br />NOW, THEREFORE, IN CONSIDERATION OF the foregoing recitals and the promises and <br />covenants of the parties hereinafter set forth, they agree as follows: <br />