Fire Marshals Office

Under the direction of Division Chief Sean Barrett, the Prevention Division provides several services to the citizens of the fire district. The division consists of one person, the Fire Marshal, who is responsible for planning and providing those services. Services include: fire and life safety inspections for commercial properties, plan reviews for development and construction, Wildland and urban interface requirements and education, water supply testing and record-keeping, fire investigations, public education, juvenile fire setter intervention, code consultation, data collection, home fire inspections, certified car seat technician, smoke and carbon monoxide alarm education and installation, as well as providing input to state wide programs and laws. We provide a wide range of public education that, without the great support from the volunteer firefighters, would not exist. The division provides free extinguisher classes, fire and life safety presentations to any and all groups, as well as to students from preschool to 12th grade. Tours of the fire station are also provided. The division works closely with the City of Florence, the school district, Lane County, Oregon State Fire Marshal’s Office, Oregon Department of Forestry, and the U.S. Forest Service. To provide the services properly and uniformly, the Fire Marshal is certified as a NFPA Inspector III, NFPA Fire Investigator, International Code Council (ICC) Fire Plans Examiner, ICC Inspector II, NFPA Public Educator, NFPA Juvenile Fire Setter Interventionist, and Certified Oregon Fire Marshal.

You are welcome to contact Fire Marshal Barrett, should you have any questions or concerns about fire and life safety issues, outdoor burning issues, free home fire and life safety inspections, and free smoke alarm inspections/installations.

A Message from Fire Marshal, Sean Barrett

Sean BarrettThe Fire Prevention Division of Siuslaw Valley Fire and Rescue offers many services to our community. We provide code enforcement, plan reviews, consultations on projects to make certain they meet code, car seat installation, smoke alarm installation, and address marker installation. One of my goals as the fire marshal is to make certain that there is a working smoke alarm in every home in the fire district. In our effort to achieve that goal, we sponsor an annual door-to-door smoke alarm campaign.

In addition, we provide educational programs in our schools and for senior citizens, fire extinguisher training for our local businesses upon request. Annually we work with the school district and the pre-schools to provide the most up-to-date, age appropriate education possible, proceeding through the entire year reinforcing what the students have learned. We enjoy being invited to make presentations to service organizations and groups on various safety issues. We also work very closely with the local media to provide information to the community, and thank them for their continued support.

One of my favorite events is our annual Safety Fair which is routinely scheduled during the second weekend in September. At this event we invite all of the emergency agencies and disaster organizations to show what they have to offer and present information to the visitors. Usually there is a lot of what I call “toys” to see and touch.

We continue to create working relationships with the City of Florence Planning and Public Works Departments. It has been a great experience working on City code as well as assisting in the maintenance and record keeping of the fire hydrants. We have developed a relationship with the Lane County Planning Department, and continue to strengthen our working relationship with the Oregon Department of Forestry assisting them with the implementation of wildfire prevention regulations and education. We also work in conjunction with the Lane Regional Air Protection Agency to regulate outdoor burning.

It is an honor and a privilege to serve the citizens and visitors of the greater Florence/Dunes City area. You can expect to receive the most professional and courteous service from Siuslaw Valley Fire and Rescue.

Sean P. Barrett
Fire Marshal
sean@svfr.org

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