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Fire Prevention

The Fire Marshal currently oversees Fire Prevention at HFES and is a member of the Fire Command Staff. The Fire Marshal is a local resource for all fire-code related issues as dictated by the State of Oregon Fire Marshal’s Office and National Fire Codes. 

The Fire Marshal ensures current fire codes are applied to the core function areas of New Construction, Inspections, Investigations and Public Education within the HFES fire district. Activities include ensuring appropriate access, and that water supplies and safety features such as alarm and suppression systems are available for new construction projects. Existing buildings are regularly inspected in an effort to maintain fire safety. The inspections are performed by the Fire Marshal or crews of HFES firefighter/paramedics.  

Fire investigations are conducted to supply data to national and state code councils in an effort to produce valuable data used in preventing recurring fires, and to identify and punish willful fire offenders. Public education activities are utilized to identify and address human behavior elements in fire safety.

Business Fire Loss Prevention
Our Fire Marshal will come out to your business and provide a comprehensive inspection to point out potential hazards.

Juvenile Firesetter Information
We work closely with children and parents to identify behaviors and provide guidance related to juvenile fire setting incidents.

Do you plan on backyard burning? If you live within the district of Hermiston Fire & Emergency Services, specific burning regulations are in effect and a burn permit is required.

Smoke Detectors
Smoke detectors save lives! Do you know an elderly or disadvantaged person who needs a smoke detector? Let us know and we will provide and install a smoke detector for them.

Fire Safety Education
HFES employs a fire safety education specialist devoted to fire safety public education  and to present fire prevention programs to the schools, businesses, and citizens served by HFES. Call (541) 567-8822 for more information.

Fire Extinguisher Classes
Learn how to choose a fire extinguisher. Learn how they work and how and when to use an extinguisher. We will bring this training to your organization.


contact: rijones@hermiston.or.us