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The Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal’s mission is to protect people, property, and the environment from fire and hazardous materials. The office carries out these duties through prevention education, inspections, code enforcement, and preparedness and response activities. Our vision is to provide premier public safety services.

2020 Press Releases

September 14  State Fire Marshal Active in 11 Conflagrations Statewide
August 11  Office of State Fire Marshal Programs Promote Hazardous Materials Safety for Oregonians
July 16 Office of State Fire Marshal Extends Deadline for Annual Sparky Awards Nominations

June 22  State Fire Marshal Asks Oregonians to Keep Fireworks Use Legal and Safe
May 21  Office of State Fire Marshal Ends Rules Change Allowing Self-Serve Gas in Some Counties
May 4  Wildfire Awareness Month Focusses on Making Homes Safe from Wildfire   
April 24  Bigfoot Returns for Wildfire Season
March 28  Office of State Fire Marshal Suspends Enforcement of Gas Station Self–Service Regulations
February 9  OSFM Sends Incident Management Team to Support Flood Response Efforts in Eastern Oregon
January 28 Office of State Fire Marshal Seeks Nominees for Annual Sparky Awards

2019 Press Releases
December 11  Tips to Ensure a Safe and Memorable Holiday Season
November 19  Add Fire Safety to Your Holiday Menu
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 03  Recent fires heighten fireworks warning
June 22  Fireworks - Keep it Legal, Keep it Safe
May 01  State Fire Marshal urges citizens to take steps during Wildfire Awareness Month
March 27  Kidde smoke alarm recall
March 22  State fire marshal honors outstanding achievements in fire prevention
March 08  State fire marshal urges you to test your smoke alarm
March 07  Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District honors OSFM
February 2  Oregon Fire Managers Receive Advanced Training
January 24  Sparky Award Nominations Open

Any news releases older than 2018 can be requested by emailing

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Office of State Fire Marshal
3565 Trelstad Ave SE
Salem, OR 97317
Phone: 503-934-8217




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