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Oregon Fire Instructors Association Conference 2014
Date: Thursday, April 10, 2014-Saturday, April 12, 2014
Location:  Best Western Hood River Inn, 1108 East Marina Way, Hood River, OR 97031

Plan on attending this information packed event in the beautiful Hood River Valley. Room reservations can be made by calling 541-386-2200 or 1-800-828-7873. Make sure and tell them you are with OFIA to get the group rate.

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