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    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.

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  • 27th Annual Session of the Oregon Executive Development Institute (OEDI) Executive Leadership Training Target Audience:  All current and future public safety executives, military personnel and members of private organizations, including Higher Ed, with nexus to public safety.Sponsoring Agency:  Oregon Executive Development Institute (OEDI)Date(s):  March 8-13, 2015Time(s):  8:00am to 8:00pm dailyCost:  $1,350 single occupancy - Fee includes 41.5 hours of exceptional executive leadership training, all instructional materials loaded onto a Kindle Fire, 5 nights lodging, all meals (full breakfast, lunch and dinner), AM/PM breaks each day including coffee, tea service, fresh fruit and snacks, Thursday evening banquet dinner and guest speaker, special networking events and refreshments, use of the Sage Springs Fitness Center and special gift for all attendees.Facility Name & Address:  Kah ...
    Posted Aug 21, 2014, 3:07 PM by Dee Kinkade
  • 1-Day Advanced Training for Supervisors, Managers and Executives Class Title: 1-Day Advanced Training for Supervisors, Managers and Executives (In Conjunction with the 2015 Annual Session) Applying Institutional Change * The Role of Social Media in Major Incidents * Bad, Sad, Mad....and Evil: The Psychopathology of the Active ShooterTarget Audience:  All current and future public safety executives, military personnel and members of private organizations, including Higher Ed, with nexus to public safety.Sponsoring Agency:  Oregon Executive Development Institute (OEDI)Date(s):  March 12, 2015Time(s):  8:30am to 5:00pmCost:  $149 for OEDI Members and $199 for non-members (includes breakfast, lunch and banquet dinner)Facility Name & Address:  Kah-Nee-Ta Resort and Training Center, Warm springs, OregonInstructor Name(s):  FBI; US Attorney's Office ...
    Posted Aug 21, 2014, 3:04 PM by Dee Kinkade
  • Oregon Arson Investigators Announce 36th Annual Training Conference in Seaside What: 36th Annual IAAI Training ConferenceWhen: September 15-18, 2014Where: Seaside Convention Center - Seaside, ORCosts: Oregon Chapter 31 Member $275 / Non-Member $325 / Registering after 9/1/2014 add: $50To Register: Contact Jessica Carpenter at 503-378-0595 or jessica@courtstreetconsulting.orgFor more information: www.oregoniaai.orgOverview of Presentations*"Current Issues for Fire Investigators" - Presented By: ATF CFI Andy Cox*CURRENT CHALLENGES IN THE FIELD OF FIRE INVESTIGATION - This presentation topic will briefly cover a broad spectrum of current challenges facing the fire investigator, to include: The 2014 Edition of NFPA 921, 2014 Edition of NFPA 1033, admissibility of courtroom testimony, fire investigation management and resources, cooperation and communication between agencies and jurisdictions, and ...
    Posted Aug 21, 2014, 3:02 PM by Dee Kinkade
  • FEMA Releases National Protection Framework The National Protection Framework describes what the whole community should do to safeguard against acts of terrorism, natural disasters, and other threats or hazards. The whole community includes-individuals (including those with disabilities and others with access and functional needs), businesses and nonprofits, faith-based and community groups, schools, and all levels of government. The Protection Framework also describes the core capabilities; roles and responsibilities; and coordinating structures that facilitate the protection of individuals, communities, and the Nation. This Framework is focused on actions to protect against the greatest risks in a manner that allows American interests, aspirations, and way of life to thrive.FEMA is hosting a series of virtual roundtables to discuss the National Protection Framework and the ...
    Posted Aug 21, 2014, 2:59 PM by Dee Kinkade
  • Oregon EMSC and ReelDx Announce Partnership to Publish Medical Videos Oregon EMSC and ReelDx Announce Partnership to Publish Medical Videos from Emergency Medical RespondersReelDx, the leading provider of real-patient videos, has launched the first online library of real-pediatric patient video case studies designed to train emergency medical services (EMS) providers.Sponsored by Oregon EMSC, the new pediatric cases within the pre-hospital library provides EMS professionals with short videos of real patient encounters in the field and in emergency rooms, substantial case data and imagery, and peer-authored and reviewed write-ups of each case. Each case includes a video of about one minute in length along with patient medical history, dispatch information, and first responder interventions used. Many cases also include rich supplemental materials, such as ...
    Posted Aug 21, 2014, 2:58 PM by Dee Kinkade
  • Fire Adapted Communities Coalition Releases Preparedness Guide The Fire Adapted Communities Coalition (FACC) released the "Guide to Fire Adapted Communities" recently.  The Guide serves as a reference document for communities and local residents promoting fire adapted community concepts and roles each plan in preparedness.  The Guide offers recent case studies and outlines considerations local groups can take to increase awareness and affect change in local wildfire preparedness understanding.  The guide also provides actionable collaboration and outreach guidance, considerations for the surrounding environment, planning and regulatory approaches, neighborhood and home wildfire preparations, and references.  The FACC encourages everyone to learn about the roles they play in preparedness and steps that can be taken to work with fellow residents on the common threat of wildfire.Please visit the resource ...
    Posted Aug 21, 2014, 2:57 PM by Dee Kinkade
  • National Association of State Fire Marshals Announces 2nd Edition of the Pipeline Emergencies Curriculum The National Association of State Fire Marshals is pleased to announce the 2nd Edition of the Pipeline Emergencies curriculum program is now available in an interactive, on-line, and free training portal.Simply go to http://nasfm-training.org/pipeline to register.  There you can access the program in one of three courses.  Awareness level, Operations Level or Technician Level classes are all available.When the student completes each one, they will receive a certificate of completion.  This certificate will show the average hours it takes to complete the program, and in several states will help many individuals with continuing education credits.This program has been provided with assistance of the American Petroleum Institute, and the Association of Oil Pipelines ...
    Posted Aug 21, 2014, 2:56 PM by Dee Kinkade
  • Preventing Suicide in the Emergency Services The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention says suicide was the 10th leading cause of death in the United States in 2011. Though the numbers aren't tallied, many believe the suicide rate among fire and emergency services personnel is higher than the national average.There are several reasons for this. One is the age bracket: people ages 45 to 64 have the highest rate of suicide, and the rate is climbing. Another cause is that white males are an at-risk group. Job stress is probably the biggest cause: the physical strain, upsetting events on-scene, and organizational culture all contribute.The issue is often avoided due to stigma or shame; however, the Kansas City Missouri Fire Department and Chicago ...
    Posted Aug 21, 2014, 2:54 PM by Dee Kinkade
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