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Wildfire in Oregon

Oregon Wildfire Program Partners

To rise to the challenge wildfire poses to Oregonians, several state agencies are working in coordination with local and federal partners to tackle the issue. These efforts aim to give people and communities the tools and knowledge to be better protected against wildfire. Click the images below to explore and learn more about what each agency is doing. 

Oregon State Fire Marshal's Wildfire Initiatives

To combat the growing wildfire risk to Oregon communities, the Oregon State Fire Marshal supports three wildfire initiatives to prepare and protect people from wildfire. Additionally, the agency has been investing in boosting response and preparedness programs through one-time funding provided by Senate Bill 762.


Preparing Oregonians

Solving the issue of wildfire will take sustained efforts by government and communities. Preparedness and response efforts need to support the people of Oregon. There are several things people can do at the ground level to improve their home's resilience to wildfire and help their communities.

Changing how we interact with fire can help even before a fire sparks. The OSFM continues to host educational webinars to help people reduce their wildfire risk. We also offer wildfire prevention tips and training opportunities to move us all toward the end goal of a safer Oregon. 

Oregon Defensible Space Code Development

Under Senate Bill 762, the OSFM is mandated to adopt statewide minimum defensible space standards. The OSFM is using its current code development and adoption process.

The International Wildland-Urban Interface Code model language, using sections 603 and 604 per the Senate Bill 762 mandate, were used as the framework. Upon adopting the new Oregon defensible space code, the OSFM will evaluate every three years and follow the same policies and practices in place for the Oregon Fire Code.

The code language is in a final draft for review. There is no defensible space code adopted in Oregon, as of January 2024. Any code adoption will follow a full public process. 

For questions about the code language, email