Fire Marshal Office
Emergency Vehicle Access & Fire Fighting Water Requirements
Quick and easy access to your property may save a life or help to reduce property loss in the event of a fire. Address sign and access requirements can be found in the following document: Fire Code Applications Guide.
There are no fees charged for inspections. The purpose of inspections is to provide a safe environment for all occupants by identifying and correcting fire and life safety hazards. Contact information can be found at the top of this page.
- Courtesy Inspections
For existing buildings/businesses we initially provide a courtesy commercial inspection that addresses the fire safety features that are built into the structure as well as those fire safety issues related to the business (use of the building). For residences (one and two family dwellings) we offer courtesy inspections at the request of the homeowner. These inspections typically relate to fireplaces, chimneys, heating equipment (wood stoves, pellet stoves, gas stoves, etc), appliances, smoke alarms, carbon monoxide alarms and gate locks.
- Compliance Inspections
Fire Code compliance inspections are scheduled for existing businesses. The frequency of inspections is based on the use of the building and the associated risks to the occupants. For example, a school will be inspected more frequently than a business office.
Fire and Life Safety plans review is offered on all new construction in coordination with the County Building Department’s review process. A pre-application plans review is a valuable tool that helps to get your project completed with the fewest delays.
- Commercial Plans Review
Once plans have been submitted to the county building department they will be provided to our office. At that point they will be reviewed for fire and life safety issues (exiting, automatic sprinkler systems, fire alarm systems, etc).
- Residential Plans Review
New Residences less than 3,600 square feet in size are not subject to fire and life safety plans review. Only access and fire flow are addressed. These requirements can be accessed at Fire Code Applications Guide. For additional information, please contact the fire marshal office. Homes in excess of 3,600 square feet are assessed for possible additional fire and life safety features such as a higher volume of water at a hydrant, on-site water, a fire alarm system that is monitored by a monitoring company or a residential sprinkler system. Access is also addressed.
- Emergency Management
Here is the link to Clackamas County’s emergency management web site: www.co.clackamas.or.us/emergency. This web site can be used to access information for any type of emergency event. It is a valuable resource for preparation, response and recovery. Contact our office for additional information.
- Driveway Gate and Building Key-Boxes
The fire district does not accept private keys to gates or buildings. We are using a single KNOX Company security key. There are several items available from KNOX that the key opens. These include key cylinders, padlocks and key boxes. For additional information contact our office and the KNOX web site: www.knoxbox.com.
- Fire Investigation
Fire Investigations are provided for all fires. Please contact the Fire Marshal's Office for questions regarding fires, fire investigations or to report an arsonist.
- Juvenile Firesetter
Any issues involving children and fire should be addressed to our office immediately. There are valuable and helpful programs available to educate children to the reality of the dangers of fire. These programs have an excellent track record of non-repeat cases.
- Outdoor Burning
Rules governing outdoor burning can be found at the following link: www.boringfire.com/outdoorburning.html. For additional information, please contact our office.
- Smoke Alarms