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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

  • UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute Will Lead a 3-year Technology Research and Development Project Examining the Fire Service’s Training Environment Study of the Fire Service Training Environment: Safety, Fidelity, and ExposureThe UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute will lead a 3-year Technology Research and Development Project examining the fire service’s training environment.  The increased understanding of fire behavior that has emerged from previous AFG funded research has raised many questions that revolve around teaching these principles during hands-on training.  Most training buildings or props, when used according to current training standards, will not create an environment that effectively demonstrates the impact of firefighting tactics (i.e. ventilation and suppression) on fire behavior.  Despite ongoing financial and time restrictions, firefighter training academies must continually produce firefighters who have a thorough understanding of fire dynamics and are able to ...
    Posted Sep 2, 2015, 10:23 AM by Dee Kinkade
  • Texas A & M (TEEX) NFPA Fire Officer II Class This course is designed to meet the needs of the mid-level officer/supervisor. The Fire Officer II course satisfies the requirements of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1021, Chapter 5 and provides the tools necessary to obtain certification through the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) and the National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications (Pro Board). It is designed around classroom lectures and group interactive exercises to improve your abilities to manage multiple fire companies. This includes responsibilities such as strategic planning and operations, personnel development, and organizational communications.Fire service professionals who successfully complete this course will receive ProBoard NFPA Fire Officer II and will be eligible to receive DPSST NFPA Fire Officer II ...
    Posted Sep 2, 2015, 10:09 AM by Dee Kinkade
  • Metro Fire Officers Academy I NW Association of Fire TrainersMetro Fire Officers Academy IAcademy AccreditationUpon successful completion of the Academy, students will have met or exceeded all requirements for NFPA 1021 Fire Officer I (4.2-4.7). In addition to this class students are re-quired to be a Firefighter 2 and have instructor 1 in order to be certified as a Fire officer 1.Attendance RequirementsStudent must make the commitment to attend all 10 days in order to receive a certificate of completion.Academy Outline4.2 Leadership I & II : Chief John Nohr4.2 Situational Leadership: Chief Todd Keathley4.3 Public Information : Chief Troy Buzalsky4.4 Fire Department Budget: Chief Ted Kunze4.4 Fire Rescue ...
    Posted Sep 1, 2015, 4:29 PM by Dee Kinkade
  • Principles of Modern Fire Attack Videos Released Thanks to funding from the Department of Homeland Security, Assistance to Firefighters Grant, the International Society of Fire Service Instructors (ISFSI) is honored to release the second phase of training videos for the Principles of Modern Fire Attack. The ISFSI has built a series of training videos to assist departments in educating their professionals in the initial attack sequence, incorporating the fire dynamics research from the National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) and Underwriters Laboratory (UL). The next four videos in this series break down the SLICE-RS acronym and provide expanded knowledge for today's fire service. ·      Video 1: A quick introduction to the training video series·      Video 2: The importance of Size-Up/360 and properly using the ...
    Posted Sep 1, 2015, 4:26 PM by Dee Kinkade
  • Texas A & M (TEEX) NFPA Fire Officer I Class This course is designed for the first-line company officer/supervisor. The Fire Officer I course satisfies the requirements of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA 1021), Chapter 4 and provides the tools necessary to obtain certification through the Oregon Department of Public Safety, Standards and Training (DPSST), and National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications (Pro Board). It is designed around classroom lectures and group exercises to improve your abilities to manage a single fire company. This includes responsibilities such as the development of an Incident Action Plan (IAP), personnel management and mentoring, and community relations.Fire service professionals who successfully complete this course will receive ProBoard NFPA Fire Officer I and will be eligible to receive DPSST NFPA ...
    Posted Sep 1, 2015, 4:17 PM by Dee Kinkade
  • IFSTA Seeks Members for Fire and Emergency Services Instructor Validaton Conference IFSTA is currently seeking members for one new committee that will begin their work at the 2016 IFSTA Validation Conference to be held in Oklahoma in July, 2016. The new committee will be:. Fire and Emergency Services Instructor, 9th editionIndividuals with interest in this topic are encouraged to apply and are requested to complete and submit an application form and return it to IFSTA/FPP no later than December 30, 2015. All applicants will be notified of the disposition of their application on or around February 1, 2016. The form can be found online at www.ifsta.org.If you have questions or need additional information please contact:Tara Gladden, Editorial and Curriculum AssistantIFSTA/Fire Protection Publications930 ...
    Posted Aug 27, 2015, 10:00 AM by Dee Kinkade
  • Oregon Fire Service Conference Registration Open 2015 Oregon Fire Service Conference : "Shaping Leadership for the Future"When: November 5-7, 2015Where: Seaside Convention Center; Seaside, OregonRegistration: http://ofdda.com/registration/conference/Conference Brochure http://files.ctctcdn.com/77542420501/af7afc2a-39a1-48d9-ba3e-21f30fc2dc48.pdfTraining Sessions Include:Thursday, 1:00 pm-3:00 pm ~ What if a Line of Duty Death Occurs: Line of Duty Death Benefits ExplainedNo fire officer or elected official ever wants to hear that a line of duty death has occurred. This presentation will outlinethe resources and assistance that are available to the local fire agency and the family of the fallen should a tragic eventoccur. This workshop is designed to provide necessary information and support to ...
    Posted Aug 27, 2015, 9:51 AM by Dee Kinkade
  • Haz Mat On Scene Incident Command Training - BEND Haz Mat On Scene Incident CommandDPSST Certified ClassUtilizing a practical approach for commanding Hazardous Material incidents, this 16-hour course provides the Incident Commander with the essential tools necessary to successfully analyze, command, and mitigate such incidents.Topics include:* Legal and Mandated Incident Command Responsibilities* Building Appropriate Command Structures* Scene Hazard and Risk Analysis* HazMat Tactics and Strategies* HazMat Rescue* Evacuation/Shelter In-Place* HazMat Fires* Staffing the Hazmat Branch* Understanding HazMat Team Operations* Proper TerminationThis course meets NFPA 472 and OSHA requirements for HazMat Incident Commander.Dates:  October 10 and 11, 2015Times:  0800-1700Location:        Bend Fire & Rescue Training Center        63377 NE Jamison        Bend, OR  97701Tuition:        $50.00Class Size: 32 Students maximumThe ...
    Posted Aug 27, 2015, 9:45 AM by Dee Kinkade
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