Text Size:   A+ A- A   •   Text Only
Find     
Site Image
About Us
Mission
Protecting citizens, their property, and the environment from fire and hazardous materials.
Vision
Premier Public Safety Services.
Values

Professionalism 
We are a highly skilled and competent workforce.

Credibility
We demonstrate trust and accountability through our actions.
Collaboration
We partner with others to achieve our mission.
Leadership
We are dedicated to an environment for success.

Dedication
We believe our mission is worthy of our efforts.

 

Biographies
History of the Office of State Fire Marshal
The Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal was established in 1917 with the State Insurance Commissioner serving as ex officio State Fire Marshal.
 
In 1963, the Legislative Assembly separated the Office of State Fire Marshal from the insurance commissioner and placed it directly under the Governor. Another legislative change in 1971 incorporated the OSFM under the Department of Commerce and provided for the appointment of a State Fire Marshal and the establishment of a separate administrative office.
 
The Department of Commerce dismantled in 1987, and the OSFM transferred to the Executive Department. It remained there until 1993, when it was transferred to the State Police in an effort to consolidate public safety responsibilities in Oregon.
 
The first officially appointed State Fire Marshal was C. Walter Stickney in 1963. Past to present State Fire Marshals since then are:
Clyde W. Centers, 1974-1981
Olin L. Greene, 1982-1990
Everett G. Hall, 1990-1993
Robert T. Panuccio, 1994-2000
Robert L. Garrison, 2001-2004
Nancy Orr, 2004-2008
Randy R. Simpson, 2009-2010
Mark Wallace, 2011-2014
 
Programs

Administration 
 
Codes and Technical Services
 
Community Right to Know 

Data Unit

Emergency Response Unit  
 
Fire and Life Safety Services Branch 
 
Education Branch 
 
License and Permits Branch 
 
Local Emergency Planning Committees  
 
Youth Fire Prevention and Intervention