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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.

Vision, Mission, and Values


Reduce risk, save lives, prevent loss.


The mission of the Oregon Fire Marshals Association (OFMA) is to support the fire service and its stakeholders by providing education and forums  for discussion, addressing current fire and life safety issues, and assisting in targeted efforts to fulfill our vision.

Value Statement

We recognize honesty, integrity and the pursuit of excellence as core values.

OFMA Board

Craig Andresen, President

Craig has been a Deputy State Fire Marshal since 2018 and works out of the Pendleton Field Office. He previously worked in Klamath Falls for 13 years at both Klamath County Fire District 1 and Kingsley Field Fire Department. He started his career as a volunteer and student firefighter in 1998 in Kentucky prior to being hired as a full-time firefighter in 2003. He is also an adjunct instructor for Fire Prevention in the Fire Science program at Blue Mountain Community College. 

Craig has completed his AAS in Fire Suppression from Chemeketa Community College . He is certified as a Fire Inspector II and Fire Plans Examiner from the International Code Council. He also holds the Fire Marshal certificate from the Office of State Fire Marshal. Craig has also redesigned and presented most of the Competency Recognition program training materials. 

Craig enjoys spending quality time with his family and producing his church's livestream broadcasts. 

  Anne-Marie Storms, 1st VP

Anne-Marie Storms is the Deputy Fire Marshal with Keizer Fire District. She has an Associates in Fire Prevention and Fire Suppression from Chemeketa Community College and her Bachelor of Science Degree in Fire Service Administration from Western Oregon University. 

Anne-Marie has been in the fire service for 23 years, starting as a volunteer firefighter before finding her true passion in fire prevention. Today, she is active the the Marion-Polk Fire Investigation Team serving as their Secretary/Treasurer, Oregon Fire Sprinkler Coalition and the Oregon Life Safety Team. 

Away from work, Anne-Marie loves spending time with her daughters(15 and 10), her husband Keith, escaping to the beach to hunt for agates, spending time with her oldest daughter at various equestrian events and seeking out new places to explore. 

Lora Ratcliff, 2nd VP 

 Lora Ratcliff is the Division Chief – Fire Marshal for Albany Fire Department. She began her career in the codes when she obtained her AAS in   Building Inspection Technology and worked as a Plans Examiner for Marion County Building. Lora went back to Chemeketa obtained her AAS   in Fire Prevention in 2012. Lora was hired by Albany Fire Department in 2012 as a Deputy Fire Marshal, promoted to Senior Deputy Fire   Marshal in 2015, and promoted to Fire Marshal in 2019. She boasts of her wonderful team of two outstanding Deputy Fire Marshals – one   Compliance and one PIO/Community Risk Reduction Specialist. They are the heart and soul of the Prevention Division!

 Lora is currently enrolled in Eastern Oregon University’s Fire Service Administration Bachelor program and has her sights set on obtaining a   Master’s in Executive Fire Administration at Arizona State University. She currently sits on the Oregon Fire Code Advisory Board (2020) and is   an active member of the Oregon Fire Code Committee (2015) and the Oregon Life Safety Team (2009).

 Lora has a daughter, two stepsons, and three gorgeous grand-daughters. Her loving and adoring husband is her biggest fan, as she is his!   Lora enjoys spending chill time at home with a nice IPA.

  Ty Darby, Director

Ty Darby is the Assistant Chief/Fire Marshal for the City of McMinnville Fire Department.  An Oregon native, Ty ended up in Southern California while serving as a US Marine at Camp Pendleton, CA.  After leaving the military, Ty began his fire service career as a volunteer Firefighter in San Diego, California in 2003.  Ty then joined the City of Anaheim, California Fire Department in 2006 and eventually made his way back to Oregon in 2008 when he was hired by Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue as a Fire Inspector. 

Ty is a former Codes and Standards representative for the International Association of Firefighters where he sat on the NFPA 1 Fire Code Committee and as a liaison to the ICC Fire Code Action Committee.  During that time, Ty had the opportunity to work with the NFPA Research Foundation and other IAFF affiliate organizations promoting Firefighter health and safety initiatives in both the United States and Canada.  Ty also spent four years on the ICC Fire/WUI Code Interpretations Committee as both a member and as committee chair.  Ty has a bachelor’s degree in Fire Services Administration from Eastern Oregon University and his certifications include the Oregon Fire Marshal recognition through the Office of State Fire Marshal, ICC Fire Plans Examiner and NFPA Fire Investigator.

Ty is married to his lovely wife Sarah, and they have four boys together.  In his free time, he enjoys camping, surfing and dirt biking with the family.   


Clara Butler, Director

Clara has been Deputy State Fire Marshal since 2021 and covers Deschutes and Harney Counties. She previously worked at Redmond Fire and Rescue for 14 years. Clara started her career as a volunteer firefighter and earned the title of lieutenant and went on to earn her Paramedic license. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Portland State University.

Clara is certified as a Fire Inspector II and Fire Plans Examiner from the International Code Council. She also holds the Fire Marshal certification from the Office of State Fire Marshal. Clara volunteers her time inspecting car seats and has held her National Child Passenger Safety certification for over 20 years.

Clara is married to her best friend David, and they have two grown children, Jeremy and Blake. In her spare time, she enjoys archery hunting, hiking, gardening, and anything outdoors.

  Travis Worthington, Director

  Travis Worthington is a highly experienced professional with over 28 years of service in the Fire & Emergency      Services. Currently serving as the Deputy Chief Fire Marshal for Eugene Springfield Fire, he has been         decorated for his many contributions to the field. Over the course of his career, Travis has worked with local   and state agencies across several states, including Georgia, the Commonwealth of Virginia, and Washington.

  Starting as a Firefighter/Paramedic, He has steadily worked his way up the ranks to hold several positions in   EMS, emergency management, code enforcement, and firefighting. He is a Bachelor’s degree holder in Fire   Science, with a Summa Cum Laude distinction with a focus in code enforcement. Additionally, Travis holds a   Master’s Degree in Business Administration, with a Magna Cum Laude distinction.

  During his career, Travis has earned many professional credentials and designations that have distinguished   him as an expert in the field of emergency services. These include certifications as a Firefighter, Paramedic, Fire Inspector, Fire Official, Building Official, Fire/Arson Investigator, Fire Plans Examiner, CMS and NFPA - Life Safety Code Specialist, Fire Instructor, Public Fire & Life Safety Educator, Permit Technician, and CFDAI.

Overall, Travis is a committed and dedicated professional who has had a significant impact on the Fire & Emergency Services field. His passion for his work, combined with his extensive knowledge and experience, has made him an invaluable asset to the community.

  Scott Goff, Director 

Scott has been in the Oregon Fire Service for the last 34 years starting in 1986 as a Volunteer firefighter for the City of Phoenix. Scott attended Chemeketa Community College, and worked for Turner Fire District in the Willamette Valley before returning to the City of Phoenix in 1991.

Scott worked his way through the ranks of Firefighter and Captain, and was the Fire Chief for the City of Phoenix from 1997 to 2000. From September 2000 to December 2017 Scott worked for the Oregon State Fire Marshal’s Office and was duty stationed in Pendleton. Scott performed many duties including fire code enforcement, fire investigations, healthcare facility inspections, and fire prevention in multiple counties in Northeast Oregon. In 2008 Scott and family moved to Stanfield to a small family farm and volunteered with Stanfield Fire District. He continued to volunteer following the creation of Umatilla County Fire District #1. Scott started January 1, 2018, as the Fire Marshal for Umatilla County Fire District #1 replacing retiring Fire Marshal Tom Bohm.

Scott has served on the OFMA Board as a Director since 2020.

Shawn Olson, Past President

Shawn was promoted to Battalion Chief-Fire Marshal in 2019 with Clackamas Fire District #1. He started his fire service experience as a volunteer with Gladstone Fire Department in 1997. Prior to getting hired with CFD#1 in 2008, Shawn worked for California Department of Forestry, and was a student firefighter for Walla Walla County Fire District #4.

In 2005, Shawn graduated from Portland Community College with an Associates degree in Fire Science. In 2014, he graduated from Eastern Oregon University with a Bachelor’s degree in Fire Administration. He currently holds the IAAI-CFI certification, CPSE-Fire Marshal designation and OSFM-Fire Marshal credential as well as the ICC-Fire Plans Examiner certification. He sits on the NFPA 24 technical committee and assists with the Oregon Fire Sprinkler Coalition.

In Shawn’s spare time, he enjoys riding dirt bikes, camping, and outdoor activities.


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