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The Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal is responsible for protecting citizens, their property, and the environment from fire and hazardous materials. The office carries out these duties through prevention education, inspections, code enforcement, preparedness and response activities. Our Vision is to provide premier public safety services.

2019 Press Releases
October 27 State Fire Marshal Mobilizes Teams and Resources to Help Fight California Wildfires
September 30 Governor Proclaims October as Fire Prevention Month in Oregon
August 1 Fire Investigation Concludes Multiple Fires Caused by Engine Exhaust
May 29 Meet Bigfoot: Protector of Wilderness, Friend in Wildfire Prevention
May 6 Wildfire Awareness Month Puts Spotlight on Making Homes Safe from Wildfire
April 2 Office of State Fire Marshal to Host Media Field Days with Regional HazMat Teams
March 20 Santiam Park Fire Highlights Need to Keep Homes Protected

2018 Press Releases
July 03Recent fires heighten fireworks warning
June 22Fireworks - Keep it Legal, Keep it Safe
May 01State Fire Marshal urges citizens to take steps during Wildfire Awareness Month
March 27Kidde smoke alarm recall
March 22State fire marshal honors outstanding achievements in fire prevention
March 08State fire marshal urges you to test your smoke alarm
March 07Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District honors OSFM
February 2Oregon Fire Managers Receive Advanced Training
January 24Sparky Award Nominations Open

Any news releases older than 2018 can be requested by emailing


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Rudy Owens
Public Affairs Specialist,
Office of State Fire Marshal

3565 Trelstad Ave SE
Salem, OR 97317
Phone: 503-934-8217





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