MultiFamily Housing Fire & Life safety Program

Welcome to our multifamily housing fire & life safety landlord training page! 

We hold in-person landlord trainings twice a year (spring and fall) and provide an online training course year round - see below! This training is geared towards educating property managers and their staff on ways to prevent fires from occurring at their apartment complexes. 

You will learn about the basics of fire, fire code and inspection practices, common fire causes, ways to reduce hazards that could cause fires and/or ingress/egress issues, youth firesetting, and what happens if a fire does occur - how our partners at Red Cross can assist you and your residents. 

If you own, manage and/or maintain a multifamily housing complex, we encourage you to attend an upcoming in-person training. Our most recent class was held on November 14, 2023. If you missed it, please sign up to receive our newsletter, so you can receive notification of our next class (spring 2024 - exact date is TBD). If you are unable to attend an in-person training, you may take the self-paced online training below! 

This training program is in partnership with TVF&R, Hillsboro Fire & Rescue, Clackamas Fire District #1, and Red Cross Cascades Region. 

Subscribe to our apartment safety newsletter to receive monthly tips on how to keep your communities safe. 

Online Training - Self-paced

  1. Watch the videos below.
  2. Reference handouts at the bottom.
  3. Complete the Post-Online Training Questionnaire and email it to to receive a completion certificate.

    For any questions or technical issues contact us at or 503-259-1502.
Video Training

Part 1 - Welcome

Part 2 - Fire 101

Part 3 - The Five E's

Part 4 - Inspections

Are You Ready For Your Fire Inspection? Review TVF&R's Fire Inspection Checklist to help you prepare. 

Part 5 - Role in EMS

Part 6 - Can We Count on You?

Part 7 - Great Resources

Part 8 - Youth Intervention

Part 9 - Fire Extinguishers

Part 10 - Investigation

Part 11 - Restoration

Part 12 - Wrap Up

Property Self-Inspection Checklist (For Landlords)
Self-Inspection Checklist (For Residents)

Smoke Alarm Pictorial - "Keep It Noisy" (English)
Smoke Alarm Pictorial - "Keep It Noisy" (Spanish)
Smoke Alarm - Tabletop Display