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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.                            

Frequently Asked Smoke Alarm Questions
  Frequently Asked Smoke Alarm Questions

  How to Dispose of Smoke Alarms

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

Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm Power Source and Hush Feature Requirements     Use this chart to provide clarification on the power source and hush feature requirements of smoke and CO alarms as it relates to Oregon law. The OSFM does not endorse any particular brand of smoke or CP Alarm.

Frequently Asked Smoke Alarm Questions
  Frequently Asked Smoke Alarm Questions 

Applicable Statutes and Rules
  Oregon Revised Statutes

  Oregon Administrative Rules​

  Building Department Lookup

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


Training Available
We encourage realtors, home inspectors, and property management companies to consider group training regarding the requirements for smoke alarms when selling, inspecting, or renting one- and two- family or multifamily dwellings.
For more information regarding training, contact osfm.ce@state.or.us or 503-934-8228.

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