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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 is an understatement, to say the least, the vast impacts and changes the state has gone through over the last 18 months. We have had to adapt to new restrictions and to develop creative ways to ensure our members are provided with training, information, and continued engagement. As the state begins to open up, OFMA will be looking forward to in-person meetings and conferences once again.

On June 30th, your new board of directors met to work collaboratively in determining the future path of OFMA. Our focus will be to provide the members of OFMA with continued communication, training, state code affiliation, legislative involvement, and retention/recruitment of OFMA members. OFMA’s commitment is to you.  We will continuously develop relationships with our strategic partners (OFMA, OFCA, and OBOA) and look for new opportunities to provide influence and engagement.

I would like to introduce you to our new board of directors:

  • Shawn Olson-President
  • Tanner Fairrington-Past President
  • Craig Andresen-2nd Vice-President
  • Gert Zoutendijk-1st Vice-President
  • Lora Ratcliff- 1 Year Director
  • Scott Goff- 1 Year Director
  • Ryan Kragero- 2 Year Director
  • Amber Cross- 2 Year Director
  • Jessica Carpenter- Administrator

OFMA monthly board meetings will take place on the fourth Tuesday of every month, please check our website for specific dates in the event a change occurs in the schedule.

During the COVID pandemic, OFMA took a financial hit. Luckily, due to the financial planning efforts of many past board of directors, OFMA was able to weather the storm and maintain a sustainable budget. I personally ask for assistance in growing our membership and ask for your participation in future conferences to help re-coop lost revenue due to COVID restrictions.

I look forward to seeing you all at one of our monthly board meetings and especially our fall technical conference. Thank you all for your continued support. OFMA would not have made it without you.

More information will be available soon.


Shawn Olson

President-Oregon Fire Marshal’s Association

"Oregon Fire Marshals Association" is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization

1050 Sunnyview Rd NE #8109 Salem, OR 97303

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