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Smoke Alarm Information and Resources

Program Overview

The Office of State Fire Marshal's Smoke Alarm Program works to increase the number of residences with working smoke alarms. Smoke alarms increase a person’s chance of surviving a home fire.
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Information for the Public

Do you rent and need a smoke alarm? 

Whether you live in a rented house or apartment, your landlord or property management company is required to provide you with working smoke alarms. Tenants are responsible for maintaining the smoke alarms. If your rental property does not have a smoke alarm, inform your landlord of this obligation.

For more information, review ORS 479.270 and ORS 479.275.                            

 Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm Chart 

Frequently Asked Smoke Alarm Questions
  Frequently Asked Smoke Alarm Questions     
Smoke Alarms for People with Hearing Disabilities 
Conventional smoke alarms do not fully address the needs of people who are deaf or hard of hearing. Consider installing a smoke alarm that uses a flashing light, vibration and/or sound to alert people to a fire emergency.
  Fire Safety for People with Hearing Disabilities


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

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Information for Realtors, Home Inspectors, and Property Management