Fire Marshal

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Technical staff within the Fire Marshal’s Office includes Deputy Fire Marshal 1, Deputy Fire Marshal 2, Assistant Fire Marshal and Fire Marshal.

The Fire Marshal’s Office is responsible for fire code enforcement, fire investigation, juvenile fire setter intervention, plan review, and public education. The technological advances in today’s fire prevention strategies utilize expertise in architecture, engineering and other related fields. Individuals with a background in these areas are encouraged to explore opportunities in the field of fire prevention. Feel free to contact the Fire Marshal’s office for more information.


Education: Minimum of 45 hours of college course work related to the fire sciences or equivalent is required for entry as a DFM 1

Certifications: The following certifications must be obtained within 12 months:

  • ICC Fire Inspector 1
  • NFPA Inspector 1

Additional certification may be required based on specific job assignment such as:

  • Competencies
  • ICC Fire Inspector 2
  • ICC Fire Plans Examiner
  • NFPA Fire and Life Safety Educator
  • NFPA Fire Investigator
  • NFPA Juvenile Fire Setter Interventionist
  • Oregon Inspector Certification
  • OSFM Fire and Life Safety Specialist 1 and 2


Minimum one year fire prevention experience or two years fire suppression which includes prevention activities.

Oregon State Fire Marshal’s Office