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Oregon Fire Sprinkler CoalitionThe Oregon Fire Sprinkler Coalition is dedicated to promoting home fire sprinklers. This voluntary coalition is a resource for information about home fire sprinklers in the State of Oregon. The Coalition actively works to educate stakeholder groups on residential fire sprinklers and collaborates with key state fire service organizations to address and overcome barriers to residential fire sprinkler requirements.

If you have questions or would like to participate in the Oregon Fire Sprinkler Coalition, contact Coalition Chair Shawn Olson, Fire Inspector, Clackamas Fire District #1, at 503-742-2663.

The Home Fire Problem in Oregon

Home fires pose one of the biggest threats to Oregon residents. For example:

  • From 2004 to 2013, there were nearly 350 fire deaths.
  • During that time frame, home fires also caused more than 2,500 injuries.

For more information on Oregon home fires and the benefits of home fire sprinklers, download the Oregon Fire Sprinkler Coalition fact sheet. 

Sprinklers in the News

A sprinkler installer safeguards the home of veteran and Paralympic gold medalist Joshua Sweeney.

A sprinkler installer safeguards the home of Hillsboro, Oregon, resident Joshua Sweeney, who was severly injured while on duty in Afghanistan. With assistance from the National Fire Sprinkler Association and the organization Homes for Our Troops, home fire sprinklers were installed in Sweeney's new home. Learn more about this project by visiting NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative blog. 

Oregon Fire Sprinkler Coalition Chair Shawn Olson narrates a live burn demonstration during the Northwest Residential Fire Sprinkler Summit.

Coalition Chair Shawn Olson narrates a live burn and sprinkler demonstration during the Northwest Residential Fire Sprinkler Summit in Vancouver, Washington, on September 18, 2014. The event convened local and national sprinkler advocates to address a gamut of sprinkler topics, including political realities, code requirements, and water needs. Visit NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative blog for highlights from the event.

Coalition Members

State Organizations

  • Oregon Fire Marshal’s Association (OFMA) 
  • Oregon State Fire Marshals (OSFM)
  • Oregon Fire Chiefs Association (OFCA)
  • Oregon Fire District Directors Association (OFDDA)
  • Governors Fire Service Policy Council 

Local Organizations

  • American Family Insurance

National & Regional Organizations

  • American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA)
  • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
  • National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA)
  • NW Burn Foundation
  • Western Fire Chief’s Association (WFCA)


Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition

The Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) is a leading resource for accurate, noncommercial information and materials about home fire sprinklers for consumers, the fire service, builders, and other professionals. HFSC offers free educational materials about home fire sprinkler systems, how they work, why they provide affordable protection and answers to common myths and misconceptions about their operation.