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Fire Prevention Professional Development

OSFM provides training to the Oregon fire service based on state and national standards. These trainings are available online or in a classroom setting.

The OSFM delivered courses have been designed for fire officials as required per OAR 837-039-0016 
Revisions include renaming basic courses to more closely align with the intended audience
- Authorities and Responsibilities of Assistants to the State Fire Marshal, 
- Access and Water Supply for Fire Service,
- Basic Building and Basic Mechanical Code.

Authorities and Responsibilities- - -  2    hours ​
Access and Water Supply - - - - - - - 1.5  hours
Oregon Basic Building Code - - - - - 4     hours
Oregon Basic Mechanical Code - - - 3     hours
Oregon Fire Code Amendment - - - 8     hours

Authorities and Responsibilities- - -  2     hours ​
Access and Water Supply - - - - - - - 1.5   hours
Oregon Basic Building Code - - - - - 4      hours
Oregon Basic Mechanical Code - - - 3      hours
Oregon Fire Code Amendment - - - 8      hours​

Available as self study and in a classroom setting.

Authorities and Responsibilities- - - - -  Provides a foundational training about ORS's and Oregon's Attorney General (OAG) Opinions related to powers and duties of the State Fire Marshal and assistants to SFM, inspection procedures, due process and investigation of fires , fire and life safety concerns associated with Assembly Group A occupancies.

Access and Water Supply- - - - -  Fire Department Access - - provides a foundational training about general provisions of fire department access as established in the OFC including • Parameters for permits, construction documents and timing of installation • Fire department access road specifications, fire department access into buildings and fire hydrant systems Water Supply and Fire Flows - - provides a foundational training about • Various types of water supplies, state and national regulations pertaining to water supply and fire flows • How to calculate water supply per NFPA 1142 and fire flows per Oregon Fire Code (OFC) Appendix B • And determine the required number and distribution of fire hydrants per OFC Appendix C ​

Available as self study and in a classroom setting

Oregon Basic Mechanical Code - - - - - The basic mechanical code training provides a comprehensive understanding of mechanical exhaust systems as they relate to the Oregon Fire Code.
Equivalencies include holding an ICC Commercial Mechanical Inspector plus the Oregon Inspector Certificate (effective 2013), or a mechanical code class from an accredited college plus Oregon Inspector Certificate. ​

​The Office of State Fire Marshal created this interactive training to meet the core curriculum training requirement for the Fire and Life Safety Competency Recognition Program.
 
Oregon Administrative Rule 837-039-0120 establishes statewide standards for certification and training requirements of fire officials responsible for administration of a Fire Code approved by the State Fire Marshal.
 
The basic building code training provides an understanding of building codes that are not in the fire code, but are referenced in the fire code. Equivalencies include holding an ICC Building Plans Examiner certification or Fire Plans Examiner plus the Oregon Inspector Certificate (effective 2013), or a building code class from an accredited college plus Oregon Inspector Certificate ​

​The OFC Amendments class is not available at this time.

Oregon Fire Code Amendment Class - - - - The class introduces fire chiefs, fire marshals, fire inspectors and building officials to the new OFC provision, awareness of fire code official's responsibilities and interaction with the Oregon Fire Code. - - - - - - - - This class is required within the first year of every code cycle change in order to maintain competency recognition for Fire Life Safety Specialist I, II and Oregon Fire Marshal   ​

​Company Inspector training is available through classroom only. It may be available through your local fire department or deputy state fire marshal. Fire department instructors must complete a train-the-trainer course through the OSFM to train their department personnel.
 
Module I:
Training related to a company inspector's scope of authority in performing inspections, liability, and responsibility to act when aware of a violation. An introduction to Oregon Fire Code (OFC) including scope, intent, and applicability. Occupancy classifications are also identified as found in the OFC and the scope of practice is defined for company inspectors.
 
Module II:
Training related to the general provisions of fire service access and means of egress as found in the OFC. Provides company inspectors the tools to identify common violations in fire department access and means of egress in one- and two-story business and mercantile occupancies with no high-piled or rack storage.
 
Module III:
Training related to the general provisions of fire protection, fire protection systems, and electrical hazards as found in the OFC. Provides company inspectors the tools to identify common violations in fire-resistance-rated construction, protection systems, and electrical hazards in one- and two-story business and mercantile occupancies with no high-piled or rack storage.
 
Module IV:
Training related to the general provisions of housekeeping and hazardous materials as found in the OFC. The last part of this class provides basic knowledge on conducting company inspections including preparing for the inspection, conducting the inspection, reinspection, and maintaining files and records.

BFI is available as a classroom course taught by Deputy State Fire Marshals. 
The course provides a basic framework for fire personnel who have little experience in conducting fire investigations. The course is designed to provide a basic understanding of the need for scene preservation, legal authority, determining fire patterns, origin and cause, and various steps in the investigation process.​

This course will satisfy some requirements for Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) task book for Firefighter I, Firefighter II, and Fire Officer I.

Portland Community College has agreed to accept the OSFM Basic Fire Investigation Level 100 and 200 curriculums, and four on-line courses sponsored by IAAI, as an equivalent for the PCC course FP 212 Fire Investigation (cause, determination). This PCC course is worth 3 credit hours. Visit Portland Community College website (Fire Protection Technology) for current information

​BFI 200 is a 16-hour course is available as a classroom course taught by Deputy State Fire Marshals.
 
This course will satisfy some requirements for DPSST task book for Fire Investigator.
 
This course is for volunteer and career fire service and law enforcement personnel and is based on NFPA 921 Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigations, NFPA 1033 Standard for Fire Investigator, NFPA 1001 current edition Standard for Firefighter Professional Qualifications, and Oregon DPSST task book objectives. The Basic Fire Investigation course is designed to provide a high-level of understanding of the need for scene preservation, legal authority, determining fire patterns, origin and cause, and various steps in the investigation process.

Portland Community College has agreed to accept the OSFM Basic Fire Investigation Level 100 and 200 curriculums, and four on-line courses sponsored by IAAI, as an equivalent for the PCC course FP 212 Fire Investigation (cause, determination). This PCC course is worth 3 credit hours. 
Visit Portland Community College website (Fire Protection Technology) for current information.

​​Not available at this time.

This course prepares students for the ICC Fire Plans Examiner test. Training covers plan review related to administration, occupancies, fire protection, egress and safety, fire protection systems, hazardous materials, and specific occupancy use and associated hazards.

 



​Contact

Fire and Life Safety
3565 Trelstad Ave SE
Salem, OR 97317
Phone: 503-934-8256
OSFM.FireLifeSafety@osp.oregon.gov​​

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