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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 Code 
- Basic Mechanical Code
- Oregon Fire Code Amendments

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Training Opportunities
Need to complete training with OSFM?

Extended Enterprise Learner Account Creation: - - - https://workdaylearning.dasapp.oregon.gov 
Workday Oregon's Learning Support Page: - - - - - - https://www.oregon.gov/das/HR/Pages/Workday-Learning.aspx 

Questions?
OSFM Workday Learning Partner:  - - - - - - - - - -  osfm.ofc@osp.oregon.gov or 503-934-8256 during business 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

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 a current ICC Commercial Mechanical Inspector plus the Oregon Inspector Certificate, or a mechanical code class from an accredited college plus Oregon Inspector Certificate. ​

Available as self study and in a classroom setting

Basic Building Code​

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 a current ICC Building Plans Examiner certification or Fire Plans Examiner plus a current Oregon Inspector Certificate), or a building code class from an accredited college plus Oregon Inspector Certificate

Available as self study

Oregon Fire Code Amendment Part 1 introduces fire chiefs, fire marshals, fire inspectors and building officials to the 2019 OFC provision, awareness of fire code official's responsibilities and interaction within an engaging format.

Oregon Fire Code Amendment Part 2 is a scenario-based class using real life examples likely to be encountered while applying the 2019 Oregon Fire Code in the field.  Subjects will include such inportant topics as unsafe buildings, plant processing and much more.

Completing Part 1 and Part 2 will meet the continuing education requirements for maintenance of certification through the Competency Recognition Program (Specialist I, II and Oregon Fire Marshal) which is required with every code cycle.  This high-level training reviews significant changes from the previous edition of the International Fire Code, Oregon amendments, and goes in depth on several important subjects.

​Company Inspector training is available through classroom only by your district Deputy State Fire Marshal through your local fire department.
 
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.

​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.

​​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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