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The State Fire Marshal office is in this North Salem building. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

The State Fire Marshal office is in this North Salem building. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

Present Duties

The Office of State Fire Marshal was created in 1917 and was consolidated in 1993 into the Department of State Police. The office is charged with reducing the loss of life and property from fire, explosion and hazardous materials and minimizing the fire and life-safety hazards of structures, equipment and materials exposed to fire risks. Program areas cover fire prevention and investigation; uniform fire and life safety code development, adoption and interpretation; Community Right to Know; public education and firesetter intervention; industry licensing and permits relating to liquefied petroleum gas, fireworks and explosives; licensing and surveying non-retail gasoline dispensing; Regional Hazardous Materials Response Team system; and the All Incident Reporting system.


Contact Information

Mailing Address: 4760 Portland Rd. NE, Salem 97305-1760
Telephone: 503-378-3473
Fax: 503-373-1825
General E-mail:
Contact: Mark Wallace, State Fire Marshal
Administrative Rules Coordinator E-mail: Valerie Abrahamson
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Legal and Legislative Information

Statutory Authority: ORS 476.020
Budget Analysis (pdf) - by Legislative Fiscal Office
Audit Reports - select agency from menu

Records, Publications and General Information

Agency History (pdf) - a detailed history of the agency

Records Retention Schedule (pdf) - a list of the public records kept at the agency

State Library Publications - a link to the Oregon State Library Catalog