Maritime Fire & Safety Association

The leading provider and advocate of safeenvironmentally responsible, and cost-effective response services to commercial vessels in the Columbia Willamette River Marine Transportation System.

Arrival Notice

All Vessels requiring coverage are required to submit a Notice of Arrival at least 96 hours prior to the Vessel’s arrival into the Area of Coverage. To download and complete the required form, please click the link below.


Field guide

Under the MFSA Vessel Response Plan all Vessels under the plan are required to possess the MFSA Field Guide onboard during their time in the Area of Coverage. The field guide is available as a PDF below.


Oil Program

The Lower Columbia Fire Safety Plan was originally drafted to address shipboard fires and was revised to include oil spill response and prevention.  As a

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Communication System

Communication System There was a time, in the not too distant past, when vessels transiting the Columbia River would pass through “dead spots” of radio

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Fire Program

Following the foundation of the MFSA, a timeline of events and establishments brought the MFSA to what it is today.  In 1984 the Lower Columbia Maritime

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