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2015 OFIA Conference
 

    The 2015 OFIA Conference will be held in Eastern Oregon (Baker City or La Grande) and the 2016 OFIA Conference will be hosted by South Willamette Fire Training Association. More information will be posted soon!

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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

  • NFPA Apparatus with a Pump Where: Newport Fire DepartmentWhen: October 25th-26th, 2014 at 0800-1700 & November 8th-9th, 2014 at 0800-1700Cost: Non-COCTOA $50.00 COCTOA Members FreeMaximum of 20 students.Register at http://www.coctoa.orgLead Instructor: Engineer Andy Parker Newport FireApplies to: NFPA Apparatus Equipped with a Fire PumpCaptain Adam WilkinsonTraining OfficerCentral Oregon Coast Fire and Rescue(w) 541-563-3121(c) 503-806-4773
    Posted Oct 21, 2014, 12:12 PM by Dee Kinkade
  • Reminder: Fire Officer I Strategy and Tactics Fire Officer I Strategy and Tactics: (MICTO-P&D Equivalent)Host: Central Oregon Coast Training Officer AssociationInstructor: BC John Oliver from the Clackamas Fire DistrictApplies to: Fire Officer I and FGLWhere: Newport Fire DepartmentWhen: December 6-7 at 0800-1700Cost: COCTOA Members Free Non-COCTOA $80.00Maximum number of Students: 30Register at http://www.coctoa.orgBattalion Chief John OliverInstructor BIO: Chief Oliver has spent over 30 years in the Oregon Fire Service.  He is currently a Shift Battalion Chief for Clackamas Fire District #1 and operates a successful Fire Training and Education business for the past 10 years.  He presents locally, regionally and nationally on many topics drawing from his career ...
    Posted Oct 21, 2014, 12:03 PM by Dee Kinkade
  • Approaching Alzheimer's: Make Your First Response the Right Response Date: Nov. 4, 2014Time: 9 a.m. to noonLocation: Oregon Convention Center / 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. / Portland, OR 97232Cost: FreeTo register: Call 800-272-3900.Overview: In collaboration with Oregon Care Partners, the Alzheimer's Association Oregon Chapter is excited to offer "Approaching Alzheimer's," a free training program specifically geared toward first responders, on Nov. 4 at the Oregon Convention Center.  This important training program will help make first responders' jobs easier, keep them safer and give them strategies for working and dealing with community members who have Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. "Approaching Alzheimer's" is designed for law enforcement officers, paramedics, firefighters, disaster relief personnel and other first responders ...
    Posted Oct 21, 2014, 11:57 AM by Dee Kinkade
  • Washington State Hosts NFA Fire Cause Determination for Company Officers (N0811) Date:     March 16 - 21, 2015Time:     0800 - 1700Location: Raymond Fire Department /    212 Commercial Street  / Raymond, WA  98577Cost:     Free - Meals and lodging not providedClass Maximum: 30 students (minimum 20 students)Selection Criteria: Company officers, command/chief officers whose departments do not have a formalized fire investigation unit of responsibility.  Law enforcement and insurance personnel.Prerequisites:    ICS 100 level and ICS 200 level training.  Chief's signature attests that the applicant has completed this required training.ACE Recommendations: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in Fire Science or Arson InvestigationCourse Overview:  This 6-day course addresses the basic skills needed to conduct initial fire cause determinations.  Upon successful completion of this course, students ...
    Posted Oct 21, 2014, 11:49 AM by Dee Kinkade
  • Rules of Engagement for Safe Fire Service Training The North American Fire Training Directors (NAFTD), in partnership with the Safety, Health and Survival Section of the International Association of Fire Chiefs, have created and released Rules of Engagement for Safe Fire Service Training.  This was done to reduce and prevent the numbers of fire service injuries and deaths that occur during training.*RULES OF ENGAGEMENT FOR SAFE FIRE SERVICE TRAINING*1. Have a clear purpose for the training exercise and use a TRAINING PLAN with defined outcomes and learning objectives. Review the plan with all participants BEFORE training begins.2. Establish and maintain a clear chain of command during training. Designate a training incident commander/lead instructor. Don't let participants pull rank and compromise safety.3. Never ...
    Posted Oct 21, 2014, 11:47 AM by Dee Kinkade
  • Residential Fire Prevention/Suppression Technology Research Funding Opportunity The National Center for Injury Prevention and Control is accepting Small Business Innovation Research grant applications for projects related to the development and improvement of technologies for fire prevention, alerting of residential fires, and fire suppression.Applicants must be small businesses.Read the funding announcement at: grants.nih.gov/grants/Funding/sbir.htm<http://grants.nih.gov/grants/Funding/sbir.htm>.Application deadline: Dec. 5, 2014.http://sbir.nih.gov/
    Posted Oct 21, 2014, 11:44 AM by Dee Kinkade
  • OFIA Meeting Schedule and Proposed Bylaws A tentative schedule for meetings for the remainder of 2014 and 2015 is below.Attached please also find the proposed bylaws for becoming a section of the OFCA. At the executive board meeting today the association approved moving forward with further discussions with OFCA/OSHS. Please forward recommendations or questions to President McKinnon or the E- team.DECEMBER 11, 2014NAFT – Gladstone or Clackamas Fire (TBD)1000 OFIA Meeting – 1330 NAFT MeetingFEBUARY 2015Baker City - TBD1000 OFIA MeetingAPRIL 2015Annual Conference in Baker CityLocation and Dates TBDJUNE 9TH 2014Chemeketa - Brooks CampusOFIA Meeting 1000 – MWFIA Meeting 1330Jake CampbellOFIA Secretary
    Posted Oct 14, 2014, 4:08 PM by Dee Kinkade
  • HazMat IQ Basic Course The 102 Civil Support Team (WMD) would like to offer 15 seats to this upcoming training. What:  HazMat IQ Basic Course (16hrs)When:  23-24OCT 2014 Where: Army Aviation Support Facility #1 (1921 Turner Road SE, Salem, Oregon 97302)Who:  All are welcome to attend Cost:  Training is provided free of charge. No meals provided. The HazMat IQ Above The Line/Below The Line System is a patented program developed by experienced hazardous materials responders, taught in a straight forward, easy to understand methodology. By the use of simplified flow charts, personnel are able to safely and efficiently respond to any known or unknown chemical or mixture. Students will be trained to size-up (physical state, hazards, initial hot zone ...
    Posted Oct 14, 2014, 3:55 PM by Dee Kinkade
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