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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 OSFM carries out these duties through prevention education, inspections, code enforcement, and preparedness and response activities. Our vision is to provide premier public safety services.

Follow our incident information blog to keep up with incidents we've mobilized resources to: osfminfo.org

2022 Press Releases

August 5 OSFM Set to Host a Townhall Meeting on 2022 Oregon Defensible Space Code Development
August 2 Emergency Conflagration declared for Miller road/Dodge fire in Wasco County
July 31 OSFM Mobilizes Task Forces to McKinney Fire in California
July 28 OSFM to Pre-Position Firefighting Resources in Klamath County Ahead of Elevated Fire Risk
July 26 OSFM Set to Host Townhall Meetings on 2022 Oregon Defensible Space Code Development
July 7 $6 million in grants helping Oregon fire service staff up this summer
           List of grant awardees
June 30 Oregon Defensible Space Code Development
June 22 Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal asks Oregonians to keep fireworks use legal and safe
June 2 Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal launches grant opportunity to bolster wildfire response staffing
June 2 Oregon Defensible Space Code Development Committee Meeting
May 13 Oregon Defensible Space Code Development Committee Meeting
May 2 Oregon Fire Code Advisory Board Schedules meeting to discuss Oregon Fire Code Chapters
May 2 Oregonians urged to create defensible space to be prepared for wildfire
April 29 OSFM to host weekly webinars in May on wildfire preparedness
April 26 Oregon Defensible Space Code Committee to meet
April 20 Join the Office of State Fire Marshal for a Firewise USA Webinar
April 8 OSFM Extends Deadline for Annual Sparky Awards Nominations
March 29 Office of State Fire Marshal to kick off wildfire preparedness webinar series
February 11 Austin Smith Memorial Attendee Information
February 7 Firefighter Austin Smith Memorial Service

2021 Press Releases

July 8   Oregon State Fire Marshal mobilizes additional structural resources to the Bootleg Fire 
July 6   Governor invokes Emergency Conflagration Act, OSFM mobilizes resources for Jack Fire 
July 2   Governor Kate Brown Invokes the Emergency Conflagration Act in Response to the Sunset Valley Fire   

July 2   OSFM to preposition resources in Southern Oregon Friday   
June 30   State Fire Marshal mobilizes task forces and resources to help fight Wrentham Market Fire
June 27   Office of State Fire Marshal Temporarily Suspends Enforcement of Gas Station Self-Service  
June 21   OSFM staging firefighting resources in Central Oregon ahead of forecast thunderstorms
June 21   State Fire Marshal Asks Oregonians to Keep Fireworks Use Legal and Safe 
June 8   Oregon State Fire Marshal announces 2021 Sparky Award Recipients
May 3   You can make a difference during Wildfire Awareness Month

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

News releases older than 2019 can be requested by emailing oregonsfm@osp.oregon.gov.

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