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OFMA 2023 Annual Business Meeting & Conference

  • 2023-05-22
  • 13:00
  • 2023-05-25
  • 12:00
  • Best Western Agate Beach: 3019 N Coast Hwy, Newport



Join us for the OFMA Annual Business Meeting and Conference, at the Best Western Agate Beach on May 22-25, 2023. 

Monday May 22: 1:00 pm-5:00 pm (lunch on your own) 

Vacant Buildings presented by Travis Worthington DCFM, Merrill Harrison AFM, and Keith Haggas DFM, of Eugene/Springfield Fire

Tuesday May 23: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (lunch provided)

Track 1 Performing Commercial Inspections 2018 IFC presented by Scott Adams of ICC 

Track 2 Oregon Fire Marshal Class (OSFM): Level 4 of the recently updated competency recognition requirements. This course will cover issues that come with a higher level of service provided by your agency. For those who already have this level of recognition this will refresh the issues experienced at a higher level of service.

  • Conducts and oversees inspections of highly complex facilities and operations
  • Evaluates alternate methods of protection and compliance
  • Evaluates emergency planning and procedures
  • Has a robust knowledge of installing and testing fire protection systems
  • Has experience in managing and developing a budget, division policy, recommending code.
  • Updates, coordinating fire prevention programs and services, establishing staff development and mentoring programs, designing records management systems, and understanding legal authority, processes, and limits of code enforcement.

For those advancing through the recognition process this may be the last training you will need to complete and submit your application.

Wednesday May 24: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (lunch provided) 

Track 1 Oregon Fire Code Update (OSFM): This course is required for all who enforce the Oregon Fire Code. This update class presents the currently adopted fire code and updates or amendments for the State of Oregon. This may be taken as an in-person training or by taking the on-line training course.

As explained in Oregon Administrative Rule 837-039-0016, this class is a high-level training of the changes from the current version of the International Fire Code and Oregon amendments. This class is required within the first year of every code cycle change to maintain competency recognition for specialist I and II and fire marshal.

Track 2 NFPA Track presented by Ray Bizal, NFPA: 

  • Fire Prevention Bureau Deployment. This class will present the minimum criteria addressing the effectiveness and efficiency of the functions of fire prevention inspection and code enforcement, plan review, investigation, and public education operations by fire departments and based on an approved community risk reduction (CRR) plan as outlined in NFPA 1730 and NFPA 1300. 
  • Lithium-Ion Batteries.  Lithium-Ion batteries are everywhere.  While batteries provide a positive impact to our society, they also bring along unique fire and life safety hazards that we haven’t fully figured out how to prevent. This presentation will introduce you these batteries and energy storage systems, and discuss the related codes and standards.  We will also look at these batteries in conjunction with Electric Vehicles and Micro Mobility Devices.

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Vendor Fair (appetizers provided) 

Thursday May 25: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm (lunch on your own) 

Workday Oregon Training Overview: This course will provide basic information about the learning platform currently used by the Oregon State Fire Marshal’s Office for offering on-line training.

Fire service members and other outside agencies have access to the Workday Oregon Learning Management System (WDL). The OSFM’s online learning management system can be used to enroll in OSFM’s classroom and online courses.

Fire Department Access and Water Supply: Access and water supply is a class that was high on the interest list for OFMA members. This course is being offered in-person at the conference. It is also available on-line through Workday Oregon. This class will familiarize participants with an overview of the requirements from both the Oregon Fire Code and NFPA 1142.

The access and water supply training (formerly fire and life safety awareness II) is provided online or by OSFM deputy state fire marshals and provides a foundational understanding of the general provisions of fire department access, water supplies, and fire flows as established in the Oregon Fire Code (OFC) and NFPA 1142 Standards on Water Supplies for Rural and Suburban Fire Fighting. 

Full Schedule Flyer: Available Here


This event will include the OFMA Annual Business Meeting, Board Elections, and Awards. 

Secure your lodging at a discounted rate by calling 1-541-265-9411 or using this online link (https://www.bestwestern.com/en_US/book/hotel-rooms.38154.html?groupId=2B5HP6K2) and asking for the Oregon Fire Marshals Association group rate. Discounted rates range from $134-$174, plus tax, depending on the room type. Discounted rooms are available until May 1 or until our room block is full, whichever comes first. Pet friendly rooms are available upon request and incur a daily fee. 

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

1284 Court Street NE, Salem, OR 97301

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