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The OSFM provides training, offered online or in person, to the Oregon fire service based on state and national standards as required per OAR 837-039-0016.

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Contact Information

OSFM Workday Learning Partner
shari.barrett@osfm.oregon.gov
503-934-8256

Classroom Setting

Through a partnership with ICC Preferred Provider Oregon Fire Marshals Association, the training below is ICC approved. 
Instructor: Deputy State Fire Marshal
Classes are coordinated and scheduled through your local fire department training officer and deputy state fire marshal. Additional classes may be offered with date and location dependent on securing host location and general location of students.

-     Authorities and Responsibilities, ICC course 27482, 2 hours
-     Access and Water Supply, ICC course 27483, 1.5 hours
-     Oregon Basic Building Code, ICC course 27484, 4 hours
-     Oregon Basic Mechanical Code, ICC course 27485, 3 hours
-     Oregon Fire Code Amendment-OFC 2022ICC course 36717,8 hours
-     OSFM Fire Department Company Inspector, ICC course 36715, 8 hours
-     OSFM Oregon Fire Inspector Course, ICC course 39983, 40 hours (class date Feb 2024 forward)
-     OSFM Oregon Fire Marshal Administration class, ICC course 36720, 8 hours

Online/Self-Study

Through a partnership with ICC Preferred Provider Oregon Fire Marshals Association, the training below is ICC approved. 
Instructor: Oregon Workday Learning Platform; click provided links below to enroll into self study course.

-     Authorities and Responsibilities, ICC Course 27482, 2 hours
-     Access and Water Supply, ICC Course 27483, 1.5 hours
-     Oregon Basic Building Code, ICC Course 27484, 4 hours
-     Oregon Basic Mechanical Code, ICC Course 27485, 3 hours
-     Oregon Fire Code Amendment-OFC 2022 - not available as online self study
-     OSFM Fire Department Company Inspector, ICC course 36714, 8 hours
-     OSFM Oregon Fire Marshal Administration class - not available as online self study

Authorities and Responsibilities  

Available in classroom setting and self study link below.
Authorities and Responsibilities  

Provides foundational training about Oregon Administrative Rules and Oregon Attorney General (OAG) opinions related to powers and duties of the state fire marshal and assistants to the state fire marshal, inspection procedures, due process, and investigation of fires, and fire and life safety concerns associated with Assembly Group A occupancies.

Access and Water Supply

Available in classroom setting and self study link below.
Fire Department Access and Water Supply  

Provides foundational training about general provisions of fire department access as established in the Oregon Fire Code including:

  • Parameters for permits, construction documents, and timing of installation
  • Fire department access road specifications, fire department access into buildings, and fire hydrant systems water supply and fire flows

Provides foundational training about:

  • Various types of water supplies, state and national regulations pertaining to water supply and fire flows
  • How to calculate water supply per NFPA 1142 and fire flows per Oregon Fire Code Appendix B
  • And determine the required number and distribution of fire hydrants per Oregon Fire Code Appendix C

Oregon Basic Mechanical Code

Available in classroom setting and self study link below.
Oregon Basic Mechanical Code

The basic mechanical code training provides a comprehensive understanding of mechanical exhaust systems as they relate to the Oregon Fire Code.

Equivalencies include holding a current ICC commercial mechanical inspector and the Oregon inspector certificate, or a mechanical code class from an accredited college and the Oregon inspector certificate.

Basic Building Code  

Available in classroom setting and self study link below.
Basic Building Code

Oregon Administrative Rule 837-039-0120 establishes statewide standards for certification and training requirements of fire officials responsible for the administration of a fire code approved by the state fire marshal.

The basic building code training provides an understanding of building codes not in the fire code but referenced in the fire code. Equivalencies include holding a current ICC building plans examiner certification or fire plans examiner plus a current Oregon inspector certificate, or a building code class from an accredited college plus an Oregon inspector certificate.

Oregon Fire Code Amendments - OFC 2022

Available in a classroom setting.  

In accordance with Oregon Administrative Rule (OAR) 837-039-0016 (3)(4)(5), this 8 hour course is required for every person who performs fire code enforcement.  This class is a high-level overview of the changes in the 2022 Oregon Fire Code and introduces fire chiefs, fire marshals, fire inspectors, and building officials to the fire code official's responsibilities within an engaging format.

The course will include a 1 hour introduction to the Oregon Fire Code section 319, Mobile Food Units.  This class is required within the first year of every code cycle change to maintain competency recognition for Oregon Fire Inspector 1, Oregon Fire Inspector 2 and Oregon Fire Marshal.

More information and to register:  Registration 
In Person - Dates and Locations:

Salem - Thursday, Mar 14, 2024 - 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Oregon State Fire Marshal HQ, 3991 Fairview Industrial Dr, Salem OR 97302  Seating limited, See registration information above

Fire Department Company Inspector

Available in classroom setting and self study links below. All modules must be completed to receive credit for completion.
No classroom training is scheduled at this time. 

Available self study links below

OSFM - FLSS - Fire Department Company Inspector - Module I

Training related to a company inspector's scope of authority in performing inspections, liability, and responsibility to act when aware of a violation. An introduction to Oregon Fire Code (OFC) including scope, intent, and applicability. Occupancy classifications are also identified as found in the OFC and the scope of practice is defined for company inspectors.

OSFM - FLSS - Fire Department Company Inspector - Module 2

Training related to the general provisions of fire service access and means of egress as found in the OFC. Provides company inspectors the tools to identify common violations in fire department access and means of egress in one- and two-story business and mercantile occupancies with no high-piled or rack storage.

OSFM - FLSS - Fire Department Company Inspector - Module 3

Training related to the general provisions of fire protection, fire protection systems, and electrical hazards as found in the OFC. Provides company inspectors the tools to identify common violations in fire-resistance-rated construction, protection systems, and electrical hazards in one- and two-story business and mercantile occupancies with no high-piled or rack storage.

OSFM - FLSS - Fire Department Company Inspector - Module 4

Training related to the general provisions of housekeeping and hazardous materials as found in the OFC. The last part of this class provides basic knowledge on conducting company inspections including preparing for the inspection, conducting the inspection, reinspection, and maintaining files and records.

Basic Fire Investigation

Fire investigation training is available in classroom setting.  Training is instructed by your district deputy state fire marshal through your local fire department training officer.  No self study option will be available for this training.

16 Hour “Fire Investigation for First Responders" course 
A 16-hour requisite knowledge and skills class for first-in volunteer, combo, and career fire service and law enforcement personnel who are assistants to the state fire marshal per ORS 476.060. The class is based on NFPA 1001 Standard for Firefighter Professional Qualifications, NFPA 1021 Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Officer, and Oregon DPSST Task Book objectives.

40 Hour "Fire Origin and Cause Investigator" course
A 40-hour requisite knowledge and skills class for volunteer, combo, and career fire service and law enforcement personnel who are assistants to the State Fire Marshal and have fire investigation responsibilities as one of their primarily assigned functions. The class is based on NFPA 1033 Standards for Professional Qualifications for Fire Investigator, IFSTA Fire Investigator 2nd Edition, and Oregon DPSST Task Book objectives with a final exam at the end of the course (this course replaces the need to take the DPSST fire investigator exam).

After completing this class, the student will have a basic understanding of fire origin and cause, documenting the fire scene, evidence collection/preservation, interviews/interrogations, post-incident investigation protection, and fire investigation case presentation.

In addition to obtaining a certificate of course completion (NOCC), the student will be required to complete the Oregon DPSST NFPA 1033 Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Investigator JPR skills portion of the task book prior to applying for state certification.

OSFM Oregon Fire Inspector Course

Fire inspector training is available in classroom setting only.
This training provides framework for fire personnel who have little or no experience in conducting fire inspections. The course is designed to provide a high-level understanding of the legal authority to conduct inspections, common fire code violations, and the various steps involved in the inspection process and provides guidance to understanding of the more complex aspects of the fire code and standards. Course meets the knowledge requirements for Oregon DPSST Fire Inspector and the Oregon State Fire Marshal Competency Recognition program. 
Training is instructed by your district deputy state fire marshal through your local fire department training officer.  No self study option will be available for this training.


OSFM Oregon Fire Marshal Administration class

OSFM Oregon Fire Marshal Administration class - not available as online self study
Available in classroom setting. 

More information and to register:  Registration 
In Person - Dates and Locations:  Salem Tuesday March 12, 2024

Salem -March 12, 2024 - 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Oregon State Fire Marshal Headquarters,
3991 Fairview Industrial Dr, Salem OR 97302.  Seating limited, See registration information above 

Course covers issues that come with a higher level of service provided by your agency.  For the inspector that conducts and oversees inspections of highly complex facilities and operations, evaluates emergency planning and procedures and has a robust knowledge of installing and testing fire protecting systems.  Will review updates with coordinating fire prevention programs and services, establishing staff development and mentoring programs, designing records management systems, and understanding legal authority, processes, and limits of code enforcement; and will have responsibility and experience in managing and developing a budget, division policy and recommending code.  This may be the final training prior to applying for and submitting the Oregon Fire Marshal competency recognition application.

Please visit our Competency Recognition page for program requirements for those advancing through the OSFM competency recognition process. 

Links

Competency Recognition Program

Company Inspector Curriculum Request - for an agency to teach within their department.