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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

  • NFA Seeks Students for Fire Inspection Principles Pilot Course The U.S. Fire Administration's National Fire Academy needs students to help pilot test the two new 6-day courses in the Fire Inspection Principles series. Fire Inspection Principles I will be held January 24 - 29, 2016 and Fire Inspection Principles II will be held the following week, January 31 - February 5, 2016. Please note that you are required to attend BOTH weeks of training.Fire Inspection Principles I (P0390): This 6-day course introduces the student to the fundamental methodology for application of fire and life safety codes and standards.Fire Inspection Principles II (P0391) This 6- day course introduces the student to the fundamental methodology for application of the requirements for fire protection systems, including detection, notification ...
    Posted Nov 10, 2015, 2:08 PM by Dee Kinkade
  • NFA Application Window Opens The application period for the second semester of National Fire Academy resident classes opened October 15. The application period closes December 15.  The second semester includes those classes scheduled from April 1 - September 30, 2016.December 15th is also the closing date for the Managing Officer (MO) program.  This is the one time per year that you can apply.  Information about the MO program can be found at:http://www.usfa.fema.gov/training/nfa/programs/mo_program.htmlAll students are required to register for a Student Identification Number (SID).  This number is used in place of the Social Security Number on the General Admissions Application form.  Register for a SID here:  https://cdp.dhs.gov/femasidAll information ...
    Posted Oct 28, 2015, 10:54 AM by Dee Kinkade
  • DPSST Offers FTEP in Newport and Central Point Class:  Field Training and Evaluation Program CourseTarget Audience:  Police, P&P, Corrections, Telecommunications, FireTWO CLASSES TO CHOOSE FROM:When:  December 15-18, 2015Where:  Samaritan Center for Health Education, 740 SW 9th St, Newport, ORSponsoring Agency: DPSST, Newport PD and Lincoln Co. P&PInstructor: Lt. Jason Malloy**************************************When: December 14-17, 2015Where: Central Point PD, 155 S. Second, Central Point, ORSponsoring Agency: DPSST and Central Point PDInstructors: Teresa Parker and Loren DeffenbaughHours:  8am to 5 pm; hours may exceed an 8 hour day and homework may be assigned.Required reading material will be sent to registered attendees in their confirmation email and must be completed before coming to class.Students must attend ...
    Posted Oct 28, 2015, 10:46 AM by Dee Kinkade
  • Reminder: Pride and Ownership - The Love for the Job December 12th and 13th, 2015Nestucca Fire District30710 US-101Cloverdale, OR 97112$30.00 a class or $50.00 for both daysTo register:James Oederjoeder@nrfpd.com503-392-3313
    Posted Oct 28, 2015, 10:22 AM by Dee Kinkade
  • Basic Primer for “New Science” SLICE-RS Tactics Class Cost: FREESaturday, October 24th, 20150800 hours to noonNorth Bend Fire Station 11880 McPherson Ave/ North Bend, ORInstructors: Chief Mark Meaker, North Bend Fire & Lt. Brian Waddington, North Bend FireSynopsis:The Jeff Common Memorial Foundation is sponsoring a 4 hour basic primer class on the “New Science” of conditioning a building for interior fire attack and controlling the “flow path” developed recently by the Underwriters Laboratory (UL) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).  The class will be held on Saturday, October 24, 2015 from 0800 hours to noon  in the classroom at the North Bend main fire station at 1880 McPherson Street in North Bend (across the street from the North Bend ...
    Posted Oct 20, 2015, 3:52 PM by Dee Kinkade
  • 3 New NFA Courses Offered at DPSST DPSST Hosts 2-Day NFA Course: WUI/Fire Adapted Communities: Introduction and Leadership F0637Course: WUI/Fire Adapted Communities: Introduction and Leadership F0637Dates: January 11-12, 2016Where: DPSST - SalemCost: FreeCourse description: This 2 day course introduces students to the national Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) fire problem and motivates them to initiate action to address the problem within their local community. This course defines the WUI fire problem, identifies the elements of a Fire Adapted Community (FAC) in the Wildland Urban Interface, and illustrates the need for action at the local level.Selection criteria:The target audience for this course may include, but not be limited to, the following:* Fire and Emergency Service Representatives.* Community Leaders / Decision ...
    Posted Oct 20, 2015, 3:33 PM by Dee Kinkade
  • National Fire Academy Announces Two New Course Offerings Fire Service Course Design(R0129) Dates: Jan. 31-Feb. 5, 2016The purpose of this course is to learn how to apply training design principles to courses that will be used by other instructors. Students identify a training need within their organization as a pre-course assignment. During the class, students apply principles to create the design of the training program that meets their identified training need (from the pre-course assignment) for their jurisdiction or organization.Training Program Management(R0342) Dates: Dec. 7-18, 2015 or March 14-25, 2016"Training Program Management" (TPM) is designed to provide training officers with the essential tools and skills to lead and manage a training function in a local fire/Emergency Medical ...
    Posted Oct 20, 2015, 3:27 PM by Dee Kinkade
  • Chemistry for Fire Officers Chemistry for Fire Officers is a non-college course that is DPSST certified to fulfill Oregon’s science requirement for Fire Officer 1. (Course #10F012)Benefits of this course:• Convenient: 2 days.  No term long courses to attend and no books to purchase.• Hands-on: Opportunities to participate in labs and experiments designed to highlight concepts.• Relevant: Material is developed by a firefighter.Course Content:-Atomic Structure and Periodic Table-Bonding and Chemical Properties-Physical and Chemical Equations-Organic Chemistry-HazMat ChemistryCourse Details:  Upcoming Dates-When:  November 13th and 14th, 2015 (0800-1700 Each Day)-Location- Eugene Springfield Fire Regional Training Center -Class size limited to 24 students to allow for lab work and discussions -Coffee and morning snacks ...
    Posted Oct 16, 2015, 10:11 AM by Dee Kinkade
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