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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
September 28 Oregon sends team to support Hurricane Ian responseSeptember 8 OSFM requests additional support ahead of heightened wildfire conditionsAugust 25 OSFM hosting a series of town hall meetings on Oregon Defensible Space StandardsAugust 10 OSFM to pre-position resources in Deschutes, Klamath counties this weekAugust 10 OSFM hosting a series of town hall meetings on 2022 Oregon Defensible Space Code DevelopmentAugust 8 LOCATION UPDATE: OSFM to Host Town Hall Meeting on 2022 Oregon Defensible Space Code Development August 5 OSFM Set to Host a Town Hall Meeting on 2022 Oregon Defensible Space Code DevelopmentAugust 2 Emergency Conflagration declared for Miller Road/Dodge fire in Wasco CountyJuly 31 OSFM Mobilizes Task Forces to McKinney Fire in CaliforniaJuly 28 OSFM to Pre-Position Firefighting Resources in Klamath County Ahead of Elevated Fire RiskJuly 26 OSFM Set to Host Townhall Meetings on 2022 Oregon Defensible Space Code DevelopmentJuly 7 $6 million in grants helping Oregon fire service staff up this summer List of grant awardeesJune 30 Oregon Defensible Space Code DevelopmentJune 22 Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal asks Oregonians to keep fireworks use legal and safeJune 2 Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal launches grant opportunity to bolster wildfire response staffingJune 2 Oregon Defensible Space Code Development Committee MeetingMay 13 Oregon Defensible Space Code Development Committee MeetingMay 2 Oregon Fire Code Advisory Board Schedules meeting to discuss Oregon Fire Code ChaptersMay 2 Oregonians urged to create defensible space to be prepared for wildfireApril 29 OSFM to host weekly webinars in May on wildfire preparednessApril 26 Oregon Defensible Space Code Committee to meetApril 20 Join the Office of State Fire Marshal for a Firewise USA WebinarApril 8 OSFM Extends Deadline for Annual Sparky Awards NominationsMarch 29 Office of State Fire Marshal to kick off wildfire preparedness webinar seriesFebruary 11 Austin Smith Memorial Attendee InformationFebruary 7 Firefighter Austin Smith Memorial Service
2021 Press Releases
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 FireJune 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 thunderstormsJune 21 State Fire Marshal Asks Oregonians to Keep Fireworks Use Legal and Safe June 8 Oregon State Fire Marshal announces 2021 Sparky Award RecipientsMay 3 You can make a difference during Wildfire Awareness Month
2020 Press Releases
June 22 State Fire Marshal Asks Oregonians to Keep Fireworks Use Legal and SafeMay 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 ReleasesDecember 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 WildfiresSeptember 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 PreventionMay 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
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