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2015 OFIA Conference

    Registration is now open for the 2015 OFIA Conference! District 13 Fire Training Association will be hosting the conference on April 9-11, 2015 in Baker City, so plan on attending this information packed event!

Follow the provided link to start your registration now!

Note:  After you register for the Fire Instructor II class, contact David Jensen, DPSST Fire Training, david.jensen@state.or.us, for the required pre-course work, prior to March 20, 2015.

Click here for a copy of the brochure for the conference.

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

  • Decision Making for Initial Company Operations Presented by NAFTHosted by Concordia University, Columbia River Campus Date: April 18-19, 2015Time: 8:30am to 5:00pmLocation: Concordia University, Homeland Security Simulation Center 11703 NE Glenn Widing Drive, Portland, OR 97220 Course Goal: Decision Making for Initial Company Operations (DMICO) is designed to develop the decision making skills needed by Company Officers to accomplish assigned tactics at structure fires. Target Audience: Newly appointed officers, experienced firefighters and experienced officers seeking an opportunity for review and practice. Chief John Oliver is a seasoned veteran with over 30 years of operational experience on the line.  Chief Oliver has been teaching tactics and strategies for many years and has developed a significant number of scenarios representing single family ...
    Posted Mar 30, 2015, 12:27 PM by Dee Kinkade
  • Basic Auto Extrication Host: Linn-Benton Fire Training CouncilDates: May 2nd & 3rd, 2015Time: 0800-1700Location: Corvallis Fire Station #1 at 400 NW Harrison Blvd, Corvallis OR 97330Hands-On Extrication Training!Vehicle extrication course includes:* Safety considerations of extrication* Stabilization of vehicle* Use of hand tools* Use of heavy hydraulic tools* Using the team approach to extrication* Meets Selected Requirements of NFPA Vehicle & Machinery Rescue TechnicianFee: $25 for lunch & snacks, registration priority given to Linn-Benton Fire Departments.Limited to 30 studentsInstructors are a cadre of experienced experts from Dallas Fire & Rescue Extrication Team.You must be affiliated with a fire department to attend. Full turnouts with safety glasses required.Register with Estelle at: lbftc@linnbenton.eduNo ...
    Posted Mar 30, 2015, 12:19 PM by Dee Kinkade
  • Evaluators Needed for SAFER - FP&S & Research Grant Review Panels - May 4 - May 8, 2015 Greetings -The success of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program for over a decade was due in no small part to the volunteers that participate in the grant evaluation process.  Once again, FEMA is looking for volunteer evaluators to review and score SAFER, FP&S, and FP&S Research grant applications.   The names of all interested representatives will be sent to FEMA for consideration and selected through a random process.   Please remember hundreds of names are submitted to ensure that all of the nation's fire service organizations are represented - just because a name is submitted does not mean they will be selected.The grant review panel is scheduled for May 4 - May 8, 2015 in the Baltimore, Maryland ...
    Posted Mar 24, 2015, 10:43 AM by Dee Kinkade
  • Hood River Hosts NAEMSP Medical Director Overview Course When: May 28-29th, 2015Where: Hood River Fire Station / 1785 Meyer Parkway / Hood River, OR 97031Cost: The cost for this course is $75 which includes all course materials, snacks, evening appetizers and continental breakfast.Course Faculty: Ritu Sahni, MD, MPH / Past President, NAEMSP / Medical Director, Lake Oswego Fire & Rescue and Michael Levy, MD, FACEP, FACP / NAEMSP Board of Directors / Medical Director, Anchorage FireCourse Description: The NAEMSP© is the preeminent organization for EMS medical directors, and it has offered the NAEMSP© Medical Direction Overview CourseTM for a number of years. The distinguished faculty are recognized as experts in various aspects of prehospital and disaster medicine/management. This interactive course focuses on EMS in the “real world” and serves ...
    Posted Mar 24, 2015, 10:35 AM by Dee Kinkade
  • Farm Machinery Rescue Technician Host: Columbia Gorge Training AssociationDate: March 28th - 29th, 2015Time: 0800-1700hrs. both daysLocation: Parkdale Fire Station 4895 Baseline Dr., Parkdale, OR 97041Cost: 20.00 per student  Lunch will be providedSponsored by DPSSTInstructors: Harry Ward & DPSST CadreClass in limited to 20 Students (Full PPE required, no SCBA)To Register Contact: Chief Mike McCafferty mike@parkdalefire.com or call 541-352-6092https://www.regonline.com/farmextrication
    Posted Mar 24, 2015, 10:30 AM by Dee Kinkade
  • NFPA 1035 Juvenile Firesetter Intervention Specialist I Training Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue (TVFR), the Washington County Youth Fire Prevention & Intervention Network and the Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal's (OSFM) Youth Fire Prevention and Intervention Program are sponsoring two days of Juvenile Firesetter Intervention Specialist I training on May 14-15, 2015 at the Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue Training Center located at 12400 SW Tonquin Road, Sherwood, Oregon.The training is provided free of charge.  Registration is required for all attendees.  All travel, meals, or other expenses are the sole responsibility of the attendee.  Class size is limited and will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. The training flyer and registration form are available online at the OSFM Training and Events website:http://www ...
    Posted Mar 24, 2015, 10:26 AM by Dee Kinkade
  • OFIA Committee Member Request The OFIA E Team is seeking members for two committees: Instructor of the Year and Life Member Nomination, to select a member for each award at the upcoming conference. If you are interested in serving on either committee, please contact President Jason McKinnon (jmckinnon@sandyfire.org).Registration for the annual conference is open! Visit www.ofia.net and register to attend!
    Posted Mar 23, 2015, 2:27 PM by Dee Kinkade
  • NFA Student Recruitment: Urban Fire and Life Safety – Issues and Solutions Pilot Offering The National Fire Academy is recruiting students for the upcoming pilot offering of the new Urban Fire and Life Safety – Issues and Solutions course. This course seeks to develop strategies to address common risk-reduction challenges facing fire/EMS departments that serve urban communities.  The course will be held July 12-17, 2015 at the NFA in Emmitsburg, Maryland.For course and application specific information, please visit: http://nfa.usfa.dhs.gov/misc/P0380_UrbanFireLifeSafety.pdf
    Posted Mar 23, 2015, 2:25 PM by Dee Kinkade
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