OFMA Board

President Mike Trabue

Michael Trabue, President

Mike Trabue is an Assistant Chief Deputy at the Oregon Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) where he leads and direct the administration of the 23 members of the office’s Fire & Life Safety Services Branch. Prior to joining the OSFM, Mike served as the Deputy Chief / Fire Marshal with the City of Albany for nine years providing program management for the Fire and Life Safety Division. Before joining the Albany Fire, Mike served the Redmond (WA) Fire Department for 13 years, with the last eight serving as an Assistant Fire Marshal overseeing program management of fire maintenance inspections and fire investigations. Mike has an A.S. in Public Fire Administration, B.S in Business Administration and is certified by the International Codes Council (ICC) as a Building Plans Examiner, Fire Plans Examiner and a Fire Inspector 2. He also is certified by IFASC as a Fire Investigator and Instructor I, the Oregon State Fire Marshal’s Office as a Fire Marshal; and, maintains an Oregon Inspector Certification with Oregon’s State Building Codes Division.


John Patterson, 1st Vice 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.


Scott Kline, 2nd Vice 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.


Jeff Bond, 1st Year Director

Deputy Fire Marshal Jeff Bond has held numerous roles within the fire service. He served as firefighter, apparatus operator and EMT with Hillsboro Fire Department beginning in 1985. He moved to prevention in 1995, where he conducted public education, plan reviews, inspections and fire investigations. And in 2006, Jeff joined the Bend Fire Department. He’s currently a member of the Oregon Fire Code Committee and is former Chair of the Central Oregon District of IAAI.

Mark Prince

Mark Prince, 1st Year Director

Deputy Chief Mark Prince is a fire service veteran who began as a volunteer in 1985 with the Gaston Fire District. Chief Prince accepted a position with the City of Hillsboro in May 2006 and currently serves as Deputy Fire Chief and Fire Marshal.  He supervises the Prevention/Education and Logistics Divisions.

Chief Prince possesses an Associate’s Degree in Fire Science and is a Nationally Registered and State of Oregon certified EMT Paramedic. He has also attended a number of Fire Service Institute classes and is pursuing his Bachelor’s Degree in Fire Service Administration. Mark is a qualified Type II Incident Safety Officer with the Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal Incident Management Teams; a Liaison Officer assigned to the Oregon Department of Forestry Fire Team #3 and has been deployed to numerous all hazards incidents throughout the State.

Chief Prince is a current member and Past President of the Oregon Fire Chiefs Association, Past member and Vice Chair of the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training, Oregon Public Safety Memorial Fund Board and past Chair of the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training Fire Service Policy Committee. Additionally, he has served on numerous committees and task forces representing the best interests of Hillsboro and Oregon’s Fire Service.


Tanner Fairrington, 2nd Year Director

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.


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.


Susie Maniscalco, Past President

Deputy Fire Marshal Susan F. Maniscalco is a 19-year veteran of the City of Bend Fire Department and began her career as a volunteer firefighter/paramedic. She is instructed and certified in the field of code enforcement, fire prevention, fire investigation, EMS and as public information officer.  She has attended and instructed a number of classes on fire suppression, fire education, fire and arson investigation and fire inspection throughout her career. Maniscalco is past president and active member of the Oregon Chapter International Association of Arson Investigators and the Oregon Fire Marshals Association. She is also an active member and has served on the board of directors for the Central Oregon Fire Prevention Cooperative.  Her favorite past time is golf and mastering the piano.

2016-2017 Board at the Annual Business Meeting


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