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Oregon Fire Code

The 2019 Oregon Fire Code is effective November 15, 2019.

Phase In Period:  For the purposes of new construction plan review only, a phase-in period was implemented for the 2019 Oregon Fire Code, the 2014 Oregon Fire Code remained in adoption for a period of 90-days beginning October 1, 2019 and ending December 31, 2019.  During the 90-day phase-in period noted above, new construction plan review was completed to either the 2014 Oregon Fire Code or the 2019 Oregon Fire Code as directed by the local building and fire code officials.

This code is founded on principles intended to establish provisions consistent with the scope of a fire code that adequately protects public health, safety and welfare; provisions that do not unnecessarily increase construction costs; provisions that do not restrict the use of new materials, products or methods of construction; and provisions that do not give preferential treatment to particular types or classes of materials, products or methods of construction. 

Oregon Fire Code update class  (live training)

Update 3/12/2020:
After careful consideration, the Office of State Fire Marshal has made the difficult decision to cancel the Oregon Fire Code Update Classes scheduled. The health and safety of our course attendees, presenters, and the communities hosting these courses are our top priority.

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 this and other events of thIS type for the near future, in order to minimize exposure of all persons to the spread of the novel coronavirus in Oregon.

The decision also follows guidelines issued by Gov. Kate Brown on March 12,2020 which outlines rules addressing large gatherings and social distancing. The guidelines are designed to control the communal spread of COVID-19 and promote community-wide mitigation efforts to help protect vulnerable and high-risk Oregonians and to protect our state's health care system capacity.

We appreciate your shared commitment to the well-being of Oregonians and our communities and OSFM encourages you to visit 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.  


Chad E. Hawkins
Assistant Chief Deputy
Fire & Life Safety Division

Location information:  Registration required to attend

PORTLAND AREA   //. . . . . . . CLASS COMPLETED . . . . .   Thank you to Clackamas Fire Dist #1 for hosting
SALEM  AREA // . . . . . . . . . . . CLASS COMPLETED. . . . .   Thank you to DPSST for hosting 
SOUTHERN OREGON  //   . . .  CLASS COMPLETED . . . . .  Thank you to Jackson County FD#3 for hosting

For questions, comments or suggestions please call (503) 934-8256 or email and reference the . . . "2019 Oregon Fire Code update class"

BEND AREA    //  . . . . . . . . . MARCH 25, 2020  CLASS CANCELLED

TIGARD AREA    // . . . . . . . . APRIL 8, 2020      CLASS CANCELLED

LA GRANDE AREA // . . . . . . APRIL 15, 2020    CLASS CANCELLED

CENTRAL COAST // . . . . . . . MAY 11, 2020      CLASS CANCELLED





Office of State Fire Marshal
Fire Life Safety Division
Technical Services Unit

3565 Trelstad Ave SE
Salem OR 97317

Phone: 503-934-8204
Fax: 503-934-8372

2019 Fire Code

2014 Fire Code

2010 Fire Code

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