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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


Vision

Reduce risk, save lives, prevent loss.

Mission

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 campaigns to fulfill our vision.

Value Statement

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


OFMA Board

 

Scott Kline,  President

Scott Kline Fire Marshal/Paramedic – Scott Kline has been with Hoodland Fire District # 74 for 32 years, 20 of those as a volunteer.  Prior to starting as a career firefighter, Scott worked 16 years for the U.S. Forest Service as a Fire Prevention Technician and a firefighter on the Zigzag Hotshot crew.  Over the past 2 years, Kline has also acted as the Fire Marshal for the Estacada Fire District on a part time basis. He graduated from Portland Community College with an Associates of Applied Science in Fire Protection Technology, Eastern Oregon University with a Bachelors of Science in Geography and Regional Planning and Oregon Health Sciences University with a Certificate of Paramedic Education.  Mr. Kline currently sits on the NFPA 1620 Technical Committee (Pre-Incident Planning), is the president of the Clackamas County Fire Investigation Team, a member of the Clackamas Fire Prevention Co/Op, and the International Association of Arson Investigators.  When Scott has spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife, riding his motorcycle and restoring his old (1968) Ford Bronco.

 

Tanner Fairrington, 1st Vice President

Tanner Fairrington is a Deputy Fire Marshal with Medford Fire-Rescue. He graduated from Oregon Institute of Technology in 2008 with a degree in civil engineering, and has worked in the private and public sectors designing structures, site developments, and roadways. Prior to joining Medford Fire, Tanner was a Plans Examiner with the City of Medford Building Department where he was taught to be a student of the “intent” of codes.  Tanner is a licensed Professional Engineer; recognized by the Oregon State Fire Marshal’s Office as a Fire Marshal; and certified by Oregon Building Codes Division to conduct fire and life safety plan reviews, building plan reviews, and inspections for commercial buildings. He is currently the chair for the IAAI Rogue Valley District and member of the Southern Oregon Chapter of the ICC. Tanner enjoys spending time with his family, riding dirtbikes, woodworking, and spending time outdoors.

 

 

Jason Bolen, 2nd Vice President

Jason began his career with Lebanon Fire District as a volunteer firefighter in August of 1994 and was hired as a career Firefighter/EMT-Basic in August of 1996.  Jason attended the University of California at Santa Barbara and Chemeketa Community College, where he graduated from Paramedic School in 2004.  He was promoted to Engineer/Medic in 2005, and to Lieutenant in 2009, and to his current position as Division Chief of Planning & Administration in 2016.

Jason has had an extensive involvement with numerous civic organizations in and around Lebanon including the Boys & Girls Club of the Greater Santiam, the Lebanon Optimist Club, the Lebanon Strawberrians, and the Lebanon Community School District as a volunteer freshman baseball coach at Lebanon High School.  He is currently serving his second term as an elected official for Ward III on the Lebanon City Council and was a past trustee, vice president, and president of the Lebanon Professional Firefighter's Union, Local 2163.

Jason and his wife Kelsey have two daughters and enjoy traveling, camping, and exploring the state of Oregon.

 

Traci Cooper, 1st Year Director

Traci Cooper was born and raised in Central Oregon. After graduating from high school, she attended Oregon State University where she received her Bachelor of Science degree. While attending college, Traci spent part of her summers working for a day treatment center and then the US Forest Service. She has since been employed as a 911 emergency dispatcher for the Prineville Police Department, a Crime Prevention Specialist and Property and Evidence Technician for the Albany Police Department. Traci was hired by Albany Fire Department where she worked for 14 years and had the privilege to serve as a Public Education Officer and was then promoted to a Deputy Fire Marshal. In 2003, Traci accepted the Fire Marshal position at Redmond Fire & Rescue. She has more than 20 years in the fire service and enjoys serving the community.


Kate Stoller, 1st Year Director

Kate Stoller, a native Oregonian, has served in the Fire Service since 1991. She started her career in Southern Oregon, volunteering with Jackson County Fire District #5. A graduate of Chemeketa Community College’s Fire Suppression program, she pursued a second degree in Fire Prevention. She moved to the Portland Metro area when she was hired as a Fire Prevention Specialist for Lake Oswego Fire. Currently, she’s with Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue (TVF&R) where she’s worked for nearly 20 years. She previously served the Oregon Fire Marshals Association as treasurer and is excited to be back as a Director.


Gert Zoutendijk, 2nd Year Director

Gert came to the United States from the Netherlands in 1990 to Study fire education and fire prevention at Chemeketa Community College and other organizations. In 1999 he was hired at Lake Oswego Fire Department as Deputy Fire Marshal and was promoted to Fire Marshal July 1st, 2013. Gert is certified as a Fire Code Inspector II and Fire Plans Examiner through the ICC, OIC-OR Inspector Certification, Fire Marshal recognition through the Office of State Fire Marshal and certification through DPSST include Fire Investigator, Fire/Life Safety Educator, and Fire Inspector III among others. Gert is involved in new construction plan review and inspections, maintenance inspections, fire investigations and public information for Lake Oswego Fire Department and is also involved with the Oregon State fire code committee.

Gert is a graduate of the New York Institute of Photography with a diploma in Professional Photography. He specializes in fire photography and teaches throughout the State to fire and police agencies. He also holds an Associate’s Degree in Fire Science through Chemeketa Community College.


Greg Kleinberg, 2nd Year Director

Greg Kleinberg serves as Deputy Chief/Fire Marshal for Medford Fire-Rescue, where he oversees the Fire & Life Safety Division. He began his fire service career as a Fire Inspector/Investigator in 2001. He was promoted to BC/Fire Marshal in 2008 and then to DC/Fire Marshal in 2014. Greg has the OSFM Fire Marshal Recognition with 

Plans Examiner Endorsement and holds multiple ICC, DPSST/NFPA, IAAI, and BCD certifications. He has served in leadership roles with Southern Oregon Fire Code Officials (SOFCO) and the Rogue Valley Chapter of the International Association of Arson Investigators (RVIAAI), and is an active member in the Oregon Fire Sprinkler Coalition (OFSC). Among other things at MFR, he handles land development/new construction reviews.

Greg is a 1988 graduate of California State University, Northridge, earning a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering. He was a General Contractor before he moved to Oregon in 1996. He enjoys spending time with family and friends, camping, outdoor activities, and Church activities.  


John Patterson, Past President

John Patterson was raised in Central Point and graduated from Crater High School in 1992.  He then attended Chemeketa Community College in Salem, graduating with an Associate of Science Degree in Fire Protection Technology. John is currently completing requirements for a Bachelor’s Degree in Fire Service Administration through Western Oregon University John was hired at District 3 as the Deputy Fire Marshal in September of 2011 after six years working for Medford Fire-Rescue as a Fire Inspector. Prior to MFR, he worked at Clackamas County Fire Dist. #1 as a Fire Inspector for four years. John was promoted to Fire Marshal February 1, 2013.  John is married with five kids, love the outdoors, mountain lakes, hiking, motorcycles and restoring old Jeeps.


 

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