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Deputy State Fire Marshals

There are 15 Deputy State Fire Marshals and two supervisors 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.
  • Providing expertise to local jurisdictions, counties, and state agencies on cases involving juvenile fire setters and assisting juvenile justice personnel in providing appropriate intervention resources.

Oregon Fire Marshal's Round Table

The annual Round Table is cooperatively sponsored by the Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal and the Oregon Fire Marshal's Association. Round Table topics are generated from participants and offers the opportunity for fire prevention personnel from throughout the state to exchange ideas, discuss new technologies and solve common problems.


Fire and Life Safety
3565 Trelstad Ave SE
Salem, OR 97317
Phone: 503-934-8256​​

Deputy Contacts

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