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Fire and Life Safety Services Branch

Deputy State Fire Marshals

Deputy Contacts

Deputy Districts

Deputy State Fire Marshal Career Development Plan (brochure) 
There are 18 deputy state fire marshals located throughout the state. Deputy state fire marshals' responsibilities include:

  • Conducting statewide inspections of schools and correctional facilities, review building plans and provide code consultations. By state statute, a deputy state fire marshal may inspect any structure, except private residences.
  • Training and demonstrating fire drills and correct use of fire extinguishers at public events, safety fairs, classes, and other community events.
  • Conducting fire investigations to determine fire origin and cause, and determine if the fire was the result of carelessness or intent. Deputies also deliver presentations of investigation protocols and evidence preservation to members of the fire service statewide.
  • Delivering training to fire service members on basic fire investigation, scope of authority, and fire department access and water supply. Training with fire agencies fosters lines of communication and consistent practices among Oregon fire officials.
  • Conducting federally mandated inspections in nursing homes, hospitals, and ambulatory surgical centers.
  • Providing expertise to local jurisdictions, counties, and state agencies on cases involving juvenile firesetters and assisting juvenile justice personnel in providing appropriate intervention resources.