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Oregon fire marshal holding 5 C.O. town hall meetings this week on upcoming defensible space rules

Presentation was given Wednesday in Sisters about development of defensible space codes
Carly Keenan/KTVZ
Presentation was given Wednesday in Sisters about development of defensible space codes

SALEM, Ore. (KTVZ) -- The Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal is hosting a series of town hall meetings, including five this week in Central Oregon, about the 2022 Oregon Defensible Space Code, its development, timelines and upcoming opportunities for community input. 

The OSFM is working through a public process with the Oregon Defensible Space Code development committee, a diverse group of stakeholders, to develop the code based on the framework established through SB 762.

To continue gathering public input from Oregonians, the OSFM is hosting a series of 17 community town halls across Oregon. 

The Central Oregon meetings are taking place in Sunriver, Bend, Sisters, Prineville, and Madras. Dates and times for each meeting are: 

  • August 16 at 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., Sunriver, Three Rivers School Gym, 56900 Enterprise Drive 
  • August 16 at 5:30 – 7 p.m., Bend, Sky View Middle School Cafeteria, 63555 NE 18th Street 
  • August 17 at 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., Sisters, Sisters Community Room, Sisters Fire, 301 S Elm Street 
  • August 17 at 5:30 – 7 p.m., Prineville, Crook County High School Auditorium, 1100 SE Lynn Blvd 
  • August 18 at 5:30 – 7 p.m., Madras, Madras Performing Arts, 412 SE Buff Street  

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

The OSFM has a section on its website dedicated to the defensible space code development process. To learn more: defensible space code requirements. 

Carly Keenan is at the Sisters meeting Wednesday and will have a report on NewsChannel 21 at Five.

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