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Carbon Monoxide Alarm Information and Resources


The 2009 Oregon Legislature passed HB 3450, the Lofgren and Zander Memorial Act, requiring the installation of carbon monoxide alarms in specific residential applications with a carbon monoxide source. The purpose of the bill is to reduce deaths and poisonings from carbon monoxide.
The Office of State Fire Marshal worked with partners and stakeholders to develop rules for minimum standards for carbon monoxide alarms in one and two family dwellings and multifamily housing. The Office of State Fire Marshal will continue to educate Oregonians about the requirements of the bill and installing carbon monoxide alarms.
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Applicable Statutes, Rules & Fire and Life Safety Codes

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Information for Home Sellers, Realtors, Home Inspectors, and Property Management

The following chart provides general guidance and clarification for the requirements of smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms as it relates to Oregon law. The Office of State Fire Marshal does not endorse any particular brand or style of smoke or CO alarm.  

Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm Chart 

Frequently Asked Carbon Monoxide Alarm Questions 

For questions regarding carbon monoxide alarms, contact osfm.ce@state.or.us or 503-934-8228.

Free onsite training available
We encourage realtors, home inspectors, and property management companies to consider onsite group training for their personnel, related to the requirements for smoke and/or CO alarms when selling, inspecting, or renting one- and two- family or multifamily dwellings.
For information regarding training contact osfm.ce@state.or.us or 503-934-8228.

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National Fire Protection Association - Carbon Monoxide Information 
Consumer Products Safety Commission - Carbon Monoxide Information 
Building Codes Division - Carbon Monoxide Alarms Residential Construction
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