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July 05, 2022
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Oregon Defensible Space Code Development

Oregon Defensible Space Code Development

SALEM, Ore. – Today, the Oregon Department of Forestry and Oregon State University launched Oregon's Wildfire Risk Map. Some homes and properties identified within the map may be subject to future defensible space regulations the Oregon...

Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal asks Oregonians to keep fireworks use legal and safe (Photo)

Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal asks Oregonians to keep fireworks use legal and safe (Photo)

SALEM, Ore. – “Keep it legal, keep it safe” is the message from the Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal (OSFM). The 2022 fireworks retail sales season begins June 23rd and runs through July 6th in Oregon. The OSFM would like everyone to...

MEDIA AVAILABILITY: Let's talk defensible space!

MEDIA AVAILABILITY: Let's talk defensible space!

SALEM, Ore. – To better prepare Oregonians for the growing threat of wildfire, the Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal is hosting several media availabilities around the state to talk about defensible space; where to start, what to do,...

MEDIA AVAILABILITY: Let's talk defensible space!

MEDIA AVAILABILITY: Let's talk defensible space!

SALEM, Ore. – To better prepare Oregonians for the growing threat of wildfire, the Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal is hosting several media availabilities around the state to talk about defensible space; where to start, what to do,...

Oregon Defensible Space Code Development Committee Meeting

Oregon Defensible Space Code Development Committee Meeting

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Defensible Space Code Development Committee will hold a virtual meeting starting at 8:30 am on Wednesday, June 8th, 2022. The committee will continue reviewing Sections 603 and 604 of the International Wildland...

Oregon Defensible Space Code Development Committee Meeting

Oregon Defensible Space Code Development Committee Meeting

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Defensible Space Code Development Committee will hold a virtual meeting starting at 8:30 am on Wednesday, May 18th, 2022. The committee will continue reviewing Sections 603 and 604 of the International Wildland...

Oregon Fire Code Advisory Board Schedules meeting discuss Oregon Fire Code Chapters

Oregon Fire Code Advisory Board Schedules meeting discuss Oregon Fire Code Chapters

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Fire Code Advisory Board (OFCAB) will hold a regular scheduled virtual meeting starting at 2:30 pm on Thursday, May 5th, 2022. Please visit Oregon Fire Code Advisory Board and see the virtual meeting links for...

Oregonians urged to create defensible space to be better prepared for wildfire

Oregonians urged to create defensible space to be better prepared for wildfire

SALEM, Ore. – With much of Oregon seeing another year of continued drought and the wildfire outlook for this summer very concerning, the Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal would like to remind Oregonians of the importance of defensible...

Oregon Defensible Space Code Committee to meet

Oregon Defensible Space Code Committee to meet

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Defensible Space Code Committee will hold a virtual meeting starting at 8:30 am on Wednesday, April 27th, 2022. The committee will begin the process of reviewing Sections 603 and 604 of the International...

Office of State Fire Marshal to kick off wildfire preparedness webinar series

Office of State Fire Marshal to kick off wildfire preparedness webinar series

SALEM, Ore. – The Office of State Fire Marshal is kicking off a series of webinars this Thursday, March 31st, 2022, from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. These educational webinars are designed to provide Oregonians and local community partners with...

Firefighter Austin Smith Memorial Service

Firefighter Austin Smith Memorial Service

On Thursday, February 3rd, the St. Paul Fire District as well as other mutual aid partners, responded to a reported barn fire at Champoeg Creek and McKay Rd. During firefighting efforts, an explosion occurred fatally injuring St. Paul...

Colder temperatures prompt reminder to be fire safe when heating your home

Colder temperatures prompt reminder to be fire safe when heating your home

SALEM, Ore. – With the cold months of winter upon the state of Oregon, the Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal would like to remind people to be safe when it comes to keeping warm and heating their homes. In 2020, heating was the number...

October Is Fire Prevention Month in Oregon

October Is Fire Prevention Month in Oregon

Nationally and in Oregon, firefighters respond each year to structure fires that injure or kill people where the smoke alarm is not functioning or is missing altogether. Residents understanding the sounds their smoke alarms make and...