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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

  • Columbia Plateau Fire Zone Workshop Date: May 20th 2015Location: Hermiston Higher Education Center, 975 SE Columbia Drive Room 134, Hermiston, OR 97838Purpose: To increase networking and awareness between fire entities; Increase knowledge of resources, fire behavior, weather and issues regarding the upcoming season; and produce increased effectiveness, communications and safety of area fire resources.Agenda08:15   Welcome and introductions                Glen Phillips08:30   Predictive services                     Chris Johnson                Fire Behavior                Expected Weather09:00   OSFM IMT report                 Mirana Ruiz Temple09:15    Type 1 & 2 IMT Report                   Brian Goff0930     Regional Safety Issues                  Scott Stanton09:45   Break10:00    U.S Forest Service                      Brian goff10:30   U.S. Fish and Wildlife                  John Janak10:45   Oregon Dept. of Forestry                Matt ...
    Posted Apr 24, 2015, 10:06 AM by Dee Kinkade
  • Fire & Leadership Weekend Event! Mid-Willamette Valley Fire Instructors Presents two speakers for a Fire & Leadership Weekend Event!!Bringing Fire Dynamics Research to The Fireground - SLICERS by Eddie Buchanan, Division Chief of Hanover Fire & EMS in Richmond, VA.This course is a real-world case study of taking the latest in fire dynamics research to the street level. While most agree that the latest research can improve firefighter safety, they struggle to translate the research into fireground tactics and implement that change in a successful manner. This program rethinks the tactics of old and incorporates the latest research into tactics using the S.L.I.C.E.R.S method. S.L.I.C.E.R.S is an acronym developed to "operationalize" fire ...
    Posted Apr 24, 2015, 9:51 AM by Dee Kinkade
  • Reminder: Advanced Fire Behavior for the Company Officer Mid-Willamette Fire Instructors Association (MWFIA) is wrapping up the 2014/2015 Oregon Fire Ground Leader series with a second offering of Advanced Fire Behavior for the Company OfficerThis 1 ½ day class will give participants the knowledge related to fire dynamic and fire behavior in compartment spaces that will assist the fire officer in making critical decisions during fire suppression activities. 6:00pm to 10:00pm Friday evening and 8:00am 5:00pm Saturday. Structural Fire PPE and OSHA Approved Eye Protection Requiredon Saturday. No SCBA is necessary.Dates: May 15th and 16th, 2015 Location: Sublimity Fire District Cost: $50.00To Register: Download and complete this fillable PDF registration form: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_UncD8ttOkFZTdPeVNLRUdaUmc ...
    Posted Apr 23, 2015, 5:51 PM by Dee Kinkade
  • NFPA Instructor II HOST: The Southwestern Oregon Fire Instructors AssociationDATES/TIMES:  June 5, 6 & 7 (0800-1800 each day)LOCATION:  SWOCC Campus in Coos BaySWOFIA FEE:  Members:  $75, non-members $100. REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  May 15 - Pre-course work is required for this class, please make sure you meet the registration deadline.  Call (541)888-7432.  rkirch@socc.edu   INSTRUCTOR:  Paul Reynolds.  Paul is the Fire Science Director at SWOCC. COURSE DETAILS:  Completion of NFPA Instructor I is a prerequisite for this course.  This course addresses NFPA 1041 competencies at the Fire Service Instructor II level. At the conclusion of this course students will be able to develop individual lesson plans for a specific topic, including identifying learning objectives, instructional aids, and ...
    Posted Apr 23, 2015, 5:44 PM by Dee Kinkade
  • Navigating Leadership in Critical Times (16-Hour Online Course) 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): Online Course Available Now at www.oedionline.orgCost: $99 for OEDI Members and $199 for non-membersRegistration Process & Contact Info: Visit our website at www.oedionline.org and click on Advanced Training.Class Questions Contact Info: Alan Scharn, Executive Director - OEDI, (503) 851-1611Brief Overview: The purpose of this course is to help executives and decision-makers develop the skills necessary to make sound leadership decisions when preparing and planning for critical situations in their communities.Navigating Leadership in Critical Times Online Course Features ...
    Posted Apr 23, 2015, 5:37 PM by Dee Kinkade
  • Strike Team/Tasck Force Leader and Engine Boss Taskbook Signoffs Northwest Association of Fire Trainers and Washington County Training Association and Metro Area Wildland SchoolStrike Team/Task Force Leader and Engine Boss Taskbook signoffsDate: June 12th or June 13, 2015Time: 8:30am to 5:30pmLocation: Molalla, OregonCost: $50.00 each for engine boss students         $75.00 each for each STL studentTask Book components (W/RX) covered during the class:Live Fire/ Hand line/Mop up/ Progressive Hose Lay/ Mobile Attack/Structural Protection/Firing - Operations/Air operations.1. Due to limited openings (4-Strike Team Leaders, and 12-Brush rigs per day)2. Each agency must prioritize personnel that are assigned to go on conflagrations, and are working on Strike Team Leader or Engine Boss ...
    Posted Apr 21, 2015, 11:10 AM by Dee Kinkade
  • Chief Rick Lasky Classes NESTUCCA RURAL FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT 30710 Highway 101 South Cloverdale, Oregon 97112 www.nrfpd.com SAVE THE DATES!Join us on December 12th and 13th, 2015 Chief Rick Lasky Day one class will be “Pride and Ownership: The Love for the Job” Day two class “Five Alarm Leadership: Leadership skills for Company Officers” As more details are finalizes more information will be forwarded on. James OederDivision Chief Nestucca Rural Fire District 503-392-3313 joeder@nrfpd.com
    Posted Apr 21, 2015, 11:27 AM by Dee Kinkade
  • ARFF (Aircraft Rescue & Fire Fighting) For Structural Firefighters and Ethanol Blended Fuels Emergencies DATES: May 30 & 31, 2015TIMES: 0800-1700LOCATION: SWOCC campus in Coos Bay.OBJECTIVE:  This is class is especially designed to prepare structural firefighters to respond to emergencies involving general aviation (non-commercial) aircraft, using standard structural firefighting equipment.  Additional training will include the use of Class B foams (AFFF & AR-AFFF) when managing emergencies associated with ethanol blended fuels.CERTIFICATION:  This course does not meet any ARFF related certification for working at larger airports which have commercial aircraft (PDX, Eugene, SeaTac, etc.)TOPICS:-  Characteristics of Small Airports - Students will learn airport information that is necessary for safe and effective operations, and how to gather information about their own airports.-   Aircraft Types, Features & Rescue Procedures - Emphasis will be placed ...
    Posted Apr 21, 2015, 10:18 AM by Dee Kinkade
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