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OFIA - OFCA Draft Agreement

    On Friday, March 26th, the Oregon Fire Chief's Association (OFCA) approved this DRAFT Agreement between OFCA and OFIA.  Please review the document in preparation for the 2015 OFIA Conference where the Agreement will be considered.

If you have any comments, you can forward them to any of the OFIA Executive Officers.

Oregon Fire Service Calendar

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This OFIA calendar is designed to bring together everything that is going on in the Oregon Fire Service so that we have a central planning and communication tool. 

If you send calendar appointments to oregonfireinstructors@gmail.com - they will be posted right away! You can do this using Outlook, Google calendar or any calendar system that generates a .csv appointment. Just type oregonfireinstructors@gmail.com into the invitee space and it will automatically populate our calendar once we accept it.

Latest OFIA News

  • NIMS I-300 Classes Course Name:  Intermediate ICS-300 Expanding Incidents Start/End Date Time:  10/27/2015 - 10/29/2015     08:00 amLocation:  Western View Conference Center / 1435 SW 35th Street / Corvallis, OR  97333 Course Length: 20 Hours Course Fee: $0.00 per participantRegister: https://teex.org/Pages/Class.aspx?course=MGT904&courseTitle=Intermediate+ICS-300+for+Expanding+IncidentsCourse Name:  Intermediate ICS-300 Expanding Incidents Start/End Date Time:  11/03/2015 - 11/05/2015     08:00 amLocation:  Washington Co. Emerg. Mgmt.  / 1400 SW Walnut St. / Hillsboro, OR  97123 Course Length: 20 Hours Course Fee: $0.00 per participant Register Sharon_Gray@co.washington.or.us or  503-846-7580Course Name:  Intermediate ICS-300 Expanding Incidents Start/End ...
    Posted Sep 30, 2015, 10:33 AM by Dee Kinkade
  • Sports & Special Events Incident Management Training in Portland and Corvallis Class ID: FP - MGT404 - 97Course Name:  Sports & Special Events Incident Management Delivery Method: Face-to-Face (F2F) Training Start/End Date Time:  11/04/2015 - 11/05/2015     08:00 amLocation: Columbia River Campus / 11703 NE Glenn Widing Drive / Concordia University / Portland, OR 97220 Provided by TEEX Emergency Services Training Institute Course Length: 16 Hours Course Fee: $0.00 per participantRegister: https://teex.org/Pages/Class.aspx?course=MGT404&courseTitle=Sports and Special Events Incident ManagementClass ID: FP - MGT404 - 103Course Name: Sports & Special Events Incident Management Delivery Method: Face-to-Face (F2F) Training Start/End Date Time: 07/19/2016 - 07/20/2016     08:00 amLocation: Western View Conference Center / 1435 SW 35th St ...
    Posted Sep 30, 2015, 10:26 AM by Dee Kinkade
  • NFPA launches 2015 U.S. Needs Assessment Survey The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) today announced the official launch of its 2015 U.S. Needs Assessment survey, the fourth distributed since 2001. The survey works to capture the level of resources and staffing among U.S. fire departments, and to identify where fire departments are meeting the needs of their communities and where there are gaps in the service they provide.To maximize the survey's impact, NFPA worked with representatives from the nation's leading fire service organizations, including the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC), to collectively identify what questions need to be asked in the survey, and to ensure that it ...
    Posted Sep 30, 2015, 10:22 AM by Dee Kinkade
  • Update: Fire Officer I Law Instructor: Capt. Chris Geiger from Clackamas Fire #1Applies to: Fire Officer IWhere: Newport Fire DepartmentWhen: Saturday Oct 17th 0800-1700Cost: COCTOA Members FreeNon-COCTOA $75.00Maximum number of Students: 30Register at http://www.coctoa.org/reg/
    Posted Sep 30, 2015, 10:15 AM by Dee Kinkade
  • ICS 300 & 400 Washington County, along with the Regional Disaster Preparedness Organization (RDPO), is hosting ICS-300 and ICS-400 training classes, right here in Hillsboro! Both of the courses are required for Command and General Staff in EOCs, and both of these courses are being offered for FREE!! (No cost and free is rare for these two courses).ICS-300: Intermediate ICS for Command and General StaffNovember 3 – 5, 8:00 am to 5:00 pmWalnut Street Center, Training Rooms 2 and 3ONLY 5 SEATS LEFT!ICS-400: Advanced ICS for Command and General StaffDecember 8 – 9, 8:00 am to 5:00 pmLaw Enforcement Center, Training Room A12 Seats Left – We ...
    Posted Sep 22, 2015, 11:04 AM by Dee Kinkade
  • Managing Disciplinary Challenges in the Fire Service Date/Time: October 15th & 16th 2015 0800-1700 each dayLocation: Redmond Fire & Rescue -- 341 NW Dogwood Ave, Redmond, OR 97756Class Needs: A manual will be provided. Note taking materials recommendedRegistration: Visit http://www.redmondfireandrescue.org Go to the Training Opportunities section and fill out the online registration form.Cost: $150.00Registration Deadline: October 12th, 2015Instructor: Curt Varone, JD, EFO***This is a DPSST accredited course (#15F058) that meets the requirements of Fire Officer IV, section 7.2 Human Resource Management***Course Overview:This 2-day program is intended for chiefs and fire officers who may have to investigate misconduct by firefighters, as well as union representatives who may need to advise members during an internal ...
    Posted Sep 22, 2015, 10:52 AM by Dee Kinkade
  • Navigating Leadership in Critical Times (16-Hour Online Course) Target Audience:  All current and future public safety executives, military personnel and members of private organizations, including Higher Ed, with nexus to public safety.Sponsoring Agency:  Oregon Executive Development Institute (OEDI)Date(s):  Online Course Available Now at www.oedionline.orgTime(s):  Available at any timeCost:  $99 for OEDI Members and $199 for non-members Registration Process & Contact Info:  Visit their website at www.oedionline.org and click on Advanced Training.Class Questions Contact Info: Alan Scharn, Executive Director - OEDI, (503) 851-1611Brief Overview:The purpose of this course is to help executives and decision-makers develop the skills necessary to make sound leadership decisions when preparing and planning for critical situations in their communities.Navigating Leadership ...
    Posted Sep 18, 2015, 5:42 PM by Dee Kinkade
  • 28th Annual Session of the Oregon Executive Development Institute (OEDI) Executive Leadership Training Target Audience:  All current and future public safety executives, military personnel and members of private organizations, including Higher Ed, with nexus to public safety.Sponsoring Agency:  Oregon Executive Development Institute (OEDI)Date(s):  March 13-18, 2016Time(s):  8:00am to 8:00pm daily with breaks and activitiesCost:  $1,399 single occupancy - Fee includes 41.5 hours of exceptional executive leadership training, all instructional materials loaded onto a Kindle Fire, 5 nights lodging, all meals (full breakfast, lunch and dinner), AM/PM breaks each day including coffee, tea service, fresh fruit and snacks, Thursday evening banquet dinner and guest speaker, special networking events and refreshments, use of the Sage Springs Fitness Center and special gift for all attendees ...
    Posted Sep 18, 2015, 5:30 PM by Dee Kinkade
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