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Fire Prevention Professional Development

We provide training to the Oregon fire service based on state and national standards. Training is available online or in a classroom setting. If you have taken a course with us, you have an account in iLearn Oregon (even if you have never logged in before).
 
Please contact Shari Barrett at 503-934-8256 to receive your log in ID and temporary password. For first time users, please follow the link and create an account. If you already have an account; have your log in ID, and password ready when you log in.
 
Courses and classes offered:

​Fire & Life Safety Awareness I
Fire & Life Safety Awareness II
Oregon Fire Code Amendments
Basic Fire Investigation (previously 100/200)
Company Inspector I-IV
Company Inspector Train-The-Trainer
Fire Plans Review

​Fire & Life Safety Awareness I
Fire & Life Safety Awareness II
Oregon Fire Code Amendments
Oregon Basic Building Code
Oregon Basic Mechanical Code

​FLS Awareness training is available online through iLearn Oregon or in a classroom setting.
 
Module  I:   Scope of Authority & Assembly Occupancies
Module II:   Fire Department Access & Water Supply and Fire Flow

​Basic Mechanical Code training is available online through iLearn Oregon.
 
Basic Mechanical Code training is based on the Oregon Mechanical Specialty Code, Exhaust Systems. A fire inspector needs a high-level understanding of mechanical exhaust systems, as these systems are found in a variety of occupancies. The Basic Mechanical Code training provides a foundational understanding of mechanical exhaust systems including general requirements for exhaust systems, clothes dryer exhaust systems, domestic kitchen exhaust equipment, commercial kitchen exhaust systems, hazardous exhaust systems, and dust, stock, and refuse conveying systems.

​The OFC Amendments class is available online through iLearn Oregon.
 
This is a high-level training of the 2010 Oregon amendments based on the 2009 International Fire Code.

​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.
 
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.

​The Company Inspector Training the Training course is available online through iLearn Oregon. This course is required if a fire department instructor wants to teach the OSFM Company Inspector curriculum to their department personnel.

BFI is available as a classroom course taught by deputy state fire marshals.
 
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.
 
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.

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 PF 212 Fire Investigation. This PCC course is worth 3 credit hours. Click on the links below for instructions and an application form.

PCC Credit Instructions
PCC Registration Form

​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 PF 212 Fire Investigation. This PCC course is worth 3 credit hours. Click on the links below for instructions and an application form.

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

​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 four-hour online Basic Building Code training provides a conceptual introduction to regulatory conditions referenced in the fire code but typically enumerated in building codes, with emphasis on the Oregon Structural Specialty Code.

​Any instructor who wishes to teach an OSFM course must be certified through DPSST at the minimum level of NFPA Fire Instructor I, and they must take the OSFM train-the-trainer course. If interested, complete an Instructor Training Application Form and submit it to Shari Barrett. Contact information appears at the bottom of this section.
 
Instructor Training Procedures
Instructor iLearn Guide 

 
​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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