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Codes And Technical Services

Program Overview

The Codes and Technical Services Unit is an advocate for Oregon's fire service and citizens. The Codes Unit promotes the application and use of effective and uniform fire and life safety codes through code development and adoption, code interpretation, technical research, and legislative input. Codes partners with Oregon's Building Codes Division and local fire service jurisdictions in maintaining code consistency.

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Enforcing Building and Fire Codes

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Oregon Fire Code

The Oregon Fire Code is adopted by Oregon Administrative Rule 837, Division 40.
The Oregon Fire Code is a statewide minimum fire code. Local jurisdictions may adopt and amend the Oregon Fire Code as long as the amendments are more stringent.

®Use the following form to submit your code change proposals for the Oregon Fire Code. 
 
Oregon Fire Code Change Submittal Form 
 
2014 OREGON FIRE CODE

2010 OREGON FIRE CODE

2007 OREGON FIRE CODE

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Historical Oregon Fire Code

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Purchasing Code Books

International Code Council
1-800-786-4452
 
Builder's Book, Inc.
1-800-275-2665
 
National Fire Service Book Store
1-800-342-2034

Chemeketa C.C. Bookstore
4000 Lancaster Drive N.E.
Salem, OR 97305
503-399-5131 
 
Powell's Technical Bookstore
33 NW Park Ave.
Portland, OR  97209
503-228-3906, ext. 4000
 
NFPA Code and Standards may be purchased from:
 
National Fire Protection Association
1-800-344-3555
 
Builder's Book, Inc. 
1-800-275-2665,
 
Powell's Technical Bookstore
503-228-3906, ext. 4000 
 

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Oregon Fire Code Committee

The Oregon Fire Code Committee (OFCC) is a volunteer advisory committee to the Oregon State Fire Marshal. Click here for the link to the Oregon Fire Code Committee.

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Oregon Fire Code Interpretations and Technical Advisories

Oregon Uniform Fire Code Interpretations These documents provide guidance and consistency with issues, which are in conflict or silent in the Oregon Uniform Fire Code, 1998 and earlier editions. The application of these interpretations are intended for statewide use.
 
Oregon Fire Code Interpretations These documents provide guidance and consistency with issues, which are in conflict or silent in the Oregon Fire Code. The application of these interpretations are intended for statewide use. 
 
Oregon Fire Code Technical Advisories Technical Advisories are created in an effort to communicate new state fire code regulations and/or clarify existing regulations.
 
Request For Fire Codes Interpretation Form A form with instructions to request and obtain official interpretation from the Office of State Fire Marshal of existing code, law, administrative rule, standard or policy application.
 
Rules for Holiday Decor These rules are guidelines in Technical Advisory #11-11. They are called Holiday Décor because these are occasions when a majority of this type of activity happens but guidelines can be utilized at any time of the year.

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Flammable & Combustible Liquids

Motor Vehicle Fuel Storage and Dispensing Guidelines This handbook is designed to be a guide for the installation of aboveground tanks being utilized for motor vehicle fuel dispensing.
 
Application to Install Flammable/Combustible Liquid Aboveground Tanks (PDF) An application to install flammable/combustible liquid aboveground tank(s) must be completed and accompany two sets of plans when installing aboveground tanks over 1000 gallons in either individual or aggregate quantities.
 
A completed application and plans must be submitted for approval prior to the tank(s) being installed to:
        Office of State Fire Marshal
        Codes & Technical Services Unit
        4760 Portland Road NE
        Salem, Oregon 97305
 
NOTE: Tanks with quantities less than mentioned above must also meet the installation requirements of the Oregon Fire Code.

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Liquefied Petroleum Containers

Liquefied Petroleum Container Installation An application to install liquefied petroleum gas container(s) must be completed and accompany two sets of plans when installing containers over 2000 gallons water capacity or the aggregate capacity of containers over 4000 gallons water capacity.
 
Applications for plan review shall be submitted on an OSFM form and shall be accompanied by a $100 fee. A completed application and plans must be submitted for approval prior to the container(s) being installed to:
        Office of State Fire Marshal
        Codes & Technical Services Unit
        4760 Portland Road NE
        Salem, Oregon 97305
 
NOTE: Containers with quantities less than mentioned above must also meet the installation requirements of the Oregon Fire Code.

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Dispute Resolution Process

Dispute Resolution Process The Office of State Fire Marshal’s (OSFM), Dispute Resolution Process allows an aggrieved party to dispute inspection findings of the local fire marshal. This process allows the aggrieved party to ask for a “second opinion” but does not supersede the local or State Fire Marshal’s appeal process.

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Oregon Fire Marshal's Round Table

The annual Round Table is cooperatively sponsored by the Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal and the Oregon Fire Marshal's Association. Round Table topics are generated from participants and offers the opportunity for fire prevention personnel from throughout the state to exchange ideas, discuss new technologies and solve common problems.  

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