After careful consideration, the Office of State Fire Marshal has made the difficult decision to cancel scheduled courses and conferences through May. The health and safety of our course attendees, presenters, and the communities hosting these events are our top priority.
- Competency Recognition for 2019 Oregon Fire Code classes: Bend (March 25), Tigard (April 8), La Grande (April 15), Newport (May 11)
- 2020 Oregon Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Teams Conference, Pendleton (April 14 – 16)
- 2020 ODF/OSFM Joint IMT Training Conference, Sunriver (March 31 – April 2)
- Task Force Leader Symposium, Bend (May 11 – 12)
- Metro Advanced Wildland School (MAWS), Molalla (June 5-6)
Other Postponed or Cancelled Fire Service Events (not OSFM)
- Oregon Fire Marshal Association Annual Business Meeting, May 12-14, Newport (cancelled)
- Oregon Fire Chiefs Association Spring Conference, Redmond (postponed until July 28 – 31)
- Oregon Volunteer Firefighters Association Conference, Eugene, June 3-6 (cancelled for 2020)
(Updates will be posted on this page as needed.)
As a premier public safety agency, the OSFM is committed to ensuring the health and safety of all Oregonians and visitors to Oregon. Currently, recommendations shared by state and federal public health experts are guiding of our office's decisions to cancel such activities for the near future, in order to minimize exposure of all persons to the spread of the novel coronavirus in Oregon.
The decisions also follows guidelines issued by Gov. Kate Brown on March 12, which outlines rules addressing large gatherings of more than 250 people and social distancing. Subsequently on March 23, Gov. Brown issued an executive order directing everyone in Oregon to stay at home to the maximum extent possible and added to the list of businesses that are temporarily closed to stem the spread of COVID-19 in Oregon. The order remains in effect until ended by Gov. Brown.
We appreciate your shared commitment to the well-being of Oregonians and our communities. OSFM encourages you to visit Gov. Kate Brown's COVID-19 response webpage, Office of Emergency Management COVID-19 webpage, and the Oregon Health Authority website to learn more about statewide efforts to address COVID-19 in Oregon and find updated information for the public, EMS, schools, business, health professionals, and others.