The Oregon OSHA Firefighter Advisory
Committee was established to provide technical assistance and guidance to Oregon OSHA in development,
interpretation, and application of occupational safety and health standards for fire and emergency
services. The committee's purpose is also to serve as a network between Oregon OSHA and the fire
service. Members represent many components of the fire service, including all sizes of departments,
career and volunteer firefighters, officers and line personnel, district directors, organized
labor, fire instructors, emergency medical services, DPSST, and Oregon OSHA.
The committee and Oregon OSHA continue
to work together to address hazards involved in firefighting and emergency response. The committee
has been instrumental in developing occupational safety and health standards specifically for firefighters, such as OAR 437-002-0182, Oregon Rules for Firefighters.
The Firefighter Advisory Committee
meets at least once every six months. Members are always available for consultation, and open to
receiving comments and suggestions concerning safety and health from members of the fire service.
Fire Fighter Advisory Committee Charter and Committee