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Fire Prevention Professional Development

The OSFM provides training, offered online or in person, to the Oregon fire service based on state and national standards 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
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Through a partnership with ICC Preferred Provider Oregon Fire Marshals Association, the training below is ICC approved.

​Authorities and Responsibilities
​ICC course 27482
​2 hours
​Access and Water Supply
​ICC course 27483
​1.5 hours
​Oregon Basic Building Code
​ICC course 27484
​4 hours
​Oregon Basic Mechanical Code
​ICC course 27485
​3 hours
​Oregon Fire Code Amendment
​ICC course 23556
​8 hours


Through a partnership with ICC Preferred Provider Oregon Fire Marshals Association, the training below is ICC approved.

​Authorities and Responsibilities
​ICC Course 27482
​2 hours
​Access and Water Supply
​ICC Course 27483
​1.5 hours
​Oregon Basic Building Code
​ICC Course 27484
​4 hours
​Oregon Basic Mechanical Code
​ICC Course 27485
​3 hours
​Oregon Fire Code Amendment
​ICC Course 23556
​8 hours​​


Available as self-study and in a classroom setting.

Authorities and Responsibilities
Provides foundational training about ORS's and Oregon 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, and fire and life safety concerns associated with Assembly Group A occupancies.​

Access and Water Supply
Fire Department Access
Provides 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 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 and the Oregon inspector certificate, or a mechanical code class from an accredited college and the 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 the administration of a fire code approved by the state fire marshal.

The basic building code training provides an understanding of building codes not in the fire code but 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 an 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
A scenario-based class using real-life examples encountered while applying the 2019 Oregon Fire Code in the field. Subjects include unsafe buildings, plant processing, and much more.

Completing Parts 1 and 2 meets the continuing education requirements for maintenance of certification through the Competency recognition program (Specialist I, II, and Oregon Fire Marshal) is required with every code cycle. 

This high-level training reviews significant changes from the previous edition of the International Fire Code and Oregon amendments, and goes in-depth on several important subjects.

​Company inspector training is available through the 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.

Fire investigation training is available through the classroom only by your district deputy state fire marshal through your local fire department.

“Fire Investigation for First Responders" course is a 16-hour requisite knowledge and skills class for first-in volunteer, combo, and career fire service and law enforcement personnel who are assistants to the state fire marshal per ORS 476.060.

The class is based on NFPA 1001 Standard for Firefighter Professional Qualifications, NFPA 1021 Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Officer, and Oregon DPSST Task Book objectives.

​Fire Origin and Cause Investigator course is a 40-hour requisite knowledge and skillsclass for volunteer, combo, and career fire service and law enforcement personnel who are assistants to the State Fire Marshal and have fire investigation responsibilities as one of their primarily assigned functions. 

The class is based on NFPA 1033 Standards for Professional Qualifications for Fire Investigator, IFSTA Fire Investigator 2nd Edition, and Oregon DPSST Task Book objectives with a  final exam at the end of the course (this course replaces the need to take the DPSST fire investigator exam).

After completing this class, the student will have a basic understanding of fire origin and cause, documenting the fire scene, evidence collection/preservation, interviews/interrogations, post-incident investigation protection, and fire investigation case presentation. 

In addition to obtaining a certificate of course completion (NOCC), the student will be required to complete the Oregon DPSST NFPA 1033 Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Investigator JPR skills portion of the task book prior to applying for state certification.​

 
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Fire & Life Safety Division