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Fallen Firefighter

The 2019 Oregon Legislature passed a law (SB 528) to honor firefighters killed in the line of duty. The law sets up a program to allow for a roadside memorial sign to be installed on a state highway to commemorate fallen firefighters.


Memorial signs may be installed for those firefighters killed in the line of duty and who have been recognized by the Oregon Legislature through a concurrent resolution. SB 528 defines a firefighter as any fire or forestry department employee or authorized fire department volunteer, vested with the duty of preventing or combating fire or preventing the loss of life or property by fire.

To begin the process to have a memorial sign installed, please contact your state Senator or Representative to request he or she sponsor a concurrent resolution for the fallen firefighter. To find out who your legislators are, visit the Oregon Legislature website and click on "Find Who Represents Me in Oregon."

Application Procedures

After the legislature adopts a concurrent resolution, complete the application form and send a check or money order payable to the Oregon Department of Transportation for $600 to:

Oregon Department of Transportation
c/o Mike Kimlinger, State Traffic-Roadway Engineer
4040 Fairview Industrial Drive SE, MS 5
Salem, Oregon 97302

Concurrent Resolutions Adopted

Contact the Traffic Standards Unit

4040 Fairview Industrial Drive SE, MS 5
Salem, Oregon 97302
Phone: 503-986-3568
Fax: 503-986-4063

Program Contact

Phone: 503-986-4013

Other Memorial Programs

Impaired Driving Victim

Fallen Hero

Fallen Officer