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.
Message from OFMA President
Dear OFMA Members,
It has been a crazy and busy time the last 3 months. Your board members have been hard at work with a variety of tasks and assignments. Tasks ranging from weekly Rulemaking Advisory Council (RAC) meetings, Oregon Fire Code committees and meetings, Fall Technical Conference planning, and provide guidance relating to the Oregon Fire Service Coronavirus Task Force.
We continue to strive and maintain communication with our key stakeholders, the Office of the State Fire Marshal, and the Oregon Fire Chief’s Association as we navigate through technical questions relating to Senate Bill 762 and the Oregon Fire Code.
A couple of months ago, RAC committees were formed utilizing special interest groups to ensure a collective and informative process was established in defining what the Wildland Urban Interface definition will be in Oregon as well as the ODF WUI boundary map. After many hours of meetings, the Oregon Department of Forestry has chosen to go with the International Wildland Urban Interface Code definition. Over the next few months, key indicator words such as “structures” and “vegetation” will be defined collectively. These words will drive the outcomes of the ODF Wildland Urban Interface boundary mapping across the state of Oregon.
This year's Fall Technical Conference will be held virtually on November 1-2, 2021. Please attend. The OFMA.net website will be updated with registration instructions this week. ICC CEU’s will be provided.
A huge thank you to all our board members for taking on these tasks. These assignments have been in addition to their daily workloads. I assure you as members of OFMA, your board of directors is fully engaged and representing all fire marshals across the state. Thank you all for your continued support!
If you ever have any questions or concerns, please reach out to me directly.
President-Oregon Fire Marshal’s Association