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Defensible Space Code Development Meetings Planned

SALEM, OR -- The Office of State Fire Marshal (OSFM) is hosting a series of town hall meetings to talk about the 2022 Oregon Defensible Space Code, its development, timelines, and upcoming opportunities for community input.

The OSFM has been working through a public development process with the Oregon Defensible Space Code Development committee; a diverse group of stakeholders, to develop the new code based on the framework established through SB 762. To continue that process, the OSFM is hosting a series of 17 community townhalls across Oregon, which began last week in Southern Oregon.

Local meetings are:

Tuesday, August 16

  • Sunriver, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., Three Rivers School Gym, 569000 Enterprise Dr.
  • Bend, 5:30 - 7 p.m., Location TBD

Wednesday, August 17

  • Sisters, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., Sisters Community Room, 301 S Elm St.
  • Prineville, 5:30 - 7 p.m., Location TBD

Thursday, August 18
  • Madras, 5:30 - 7 p.m., Madras Performing Arts, 412 SE Buff St.

For a full schedule, visit Oregon Defensible Space Code webpage.

Oregon Senate Bill 762 directs the OSFM to establish minimum defensible space code standards and where those may apply. Accordingly, the OSFM has set up a special section on its website dedicated to the defensible space code development process. Those wishing to learn more can do so here defensible space code requirements.

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