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,
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