Who We Are
The Oregon Fire Marshals Association is made up of fire code officials, industry leaders, and individuals that are dedicated to the protection of life and property against fire. We are committed to providing opportunities for education and discussion on current fire and life safety issues. We are a voice for the improvement and understanding of fire codes and standards. You are invited to join us and contribute to the success of this association.
OFMA May 2021 Annual Business Meeting & Training
Join us (virtually) for the Oregon Fire Marshals Association's Annual Business Meeting & Training Conference on May 18-19, 2021, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. each day.
Training will include 10 hours/1CEU over the two days. Each day will include a break for lunch and business meeting which will include association business discussions, elections and other associations updates.
Fire Inspection Principals: This two-day (10 hour) class will prepare the inspector to use modern techniques to calculate occupancy load, egress compliance, occupancy categorization, and more. The information is based upon the Jones and Bartlett Fire Inspector: Principals and Practice, as well as explanations and code reference with NFPA 101, The Life Safety Code. While not all jurisdictions use the Life Safety Code, the vast majority of design documents are based upon such. This course will arm the inspector and plan reviewer with some of the industry’s best practices.
Instructor: Peter Cutrer comes from the fire service as a retired Deputy Chief and Fire Marshal. He spend 10+ years teaching for NFPA’s fire service programs, including developing new curriculum. He currently works for the State of New Hampshire Fire Academy as well as the owner of 7CS Consulting, providing support to municipal, state, and federal agencies. Peter is a Certified NFPA Fire Inspector II, Certified IAAI Certified Fire Investigator, as well as a Certified Fire Plans Examiner and Certified Fire Protection Specialist.
$195 for Members
$295 for Non-Members
Register Here: OFMA Annual Business Meeting & Training
Scholarship requests due May 4, 2021: Application
Member of the Year Nominations due May 7, 2021: Form
Life Member Nominations due May 7, 2021: Form
Interested in joining the Board: Letter of Support
Message from OFMA President
Dear OFMA Members,
I am sure we are all reeling from the recent fires that have made an already difficult year even more challenging. We are in this together and together we will find a way through. I have friends and family who suffered loss as a result of the recent, active fires. I know many others who avoided loss thanks to the dedication and skill of the incredible people who make up the fire service and our partners. For those still working to contain the fires, thank you for your commitment. We hope you stay safe. Please encourage the physical and emotional health of the people you know and work with. Help them seek health resources if needed.
As we transition from fighting these fires to the recovery process, I encourage all of you to support each other, your local and strategic partners, and your communities. This will be a marathon and you are needed.
As many of you are likely aware, in a recent leadership change Mariana Ruiz-Temple was named the Oregon State Fire Marshal. The Oregon Fire Marshals Association and the Oregon Fire Chiefs Association would like to reaffirm our support for the Office of State Fire Marshal. The OFMA board values the strong working relationship we have enjoyed with Chief Ruiz-Temple, and we look forward to supporting her. We have no doubt she will excel in her new role. We thank Chief Walker for his service and send our best wishes to him and his family.
We hope that you will all join us for an OFMA Membership Update on November 3rd in place of the OFMA Technical Education Conference (TEC). For a variety of reasons, the board decided to cancel the TEC event that was originally scheduled for November 3rd and 4th. The OFMA Membership Update will be a FREE event via Zoom. We look forward to this opportunity to connect with the membership, and we will follow up soon with more information.
Tanner Fairrington, President Oregon Fire Marshals Association