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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

  • IFSTA Seeks Members for Fire and Emergency Services Instructor Validaton Conference IFSTA is currently seeking members for one new committee that will begin their work at the 2016 IFSTA Validation Conference to be held in Oklahoma in July, 2016. The new committee will be:. Fire and Emergency Services Instructor, 9th editionIndividuals with interest in this topic are encouraged to apply and are requested to complete and submit an application form and return it to IFSTA/FPP no later than December 30, 2015. All applicants will be notified of the disposition of their application on or around February 1, 2016. The form can be found online at www.ifsta.org.If you have questions or need additional information please contact:Tara Gladden, Editorial and Curriculum AssistantIFSTA/Fire Protection Publications930 ...
    Posted Aug 27, 2015, 10:00 AM by Dee Kinkade
  • Oregon Fire Service Conference Registration Open 2015 Oregon Fire Service Conference : "Shaping Leadership for the Future"When: November 5-7, 2015Where: Seaside Convention Center; Seaside, OregonRegistration: http://ofdda.com/registration/conference/Conference Brochure http://files.ctctcdn.com/77542420501/af7afc2a-39a1-48d9-ba3e-21f30fc2dc48.pdfTraining Sessions Include:Thursday, 1:00 pm-3:00 pm ~ What if a Line of Duty Death Occurs: Line of Duty Death Benefits ExplainedNo fire officer or elected official ever wants to hear that a line of duty death has occurred. This presentation will outlinethe resources and assistance that are available to the local fire agency and the family of the fallen should a tragic eventoccur. This workshop is designed to provide necessary information and support to ...
    Posted Aug 27, 2015, 9:51 AM by Dee Kinkade
  • Haz Mat On Scene Incident Command Training - BEND Haz Mat On Scene Incident CommandDPSST Certified ClassUtilizing a practical approach for commanding Hazardous Material incidents, this 16-hour course provides the Incident Commander with the essential tools necessary to successfully analyze, command, and mitigate such incidents.Topics include:* Legal and Mandated Incident Command Responsibilities* Building Appropriate Command Structures* Scene Hazard and Risk Analysis* HazMat Tactics and Strategies* HazMat Rescue* Evacuation/Shelter In-Place* HazMat Fires* Staffing the Hazmat Branch* Understanding HazMat Team Operations* Proper TerminationThis course meets NFPA 472 and OSHA requirements for HazMat Incident Commander.Dates:  October 10 and 11, 2015Times:  0800-1700Location:        Bend Fire & Rescue Training Center        63377 NE Jamison        Bend, OR  97701Tuition:        $50.00Class Size: 32 Students maximumThe ...
    Posted Aug 27, 2015, 9:45 AM by Dee Kinkade
  • Central Oregon NFPA 1035 Juvenile Firesetter Intervention Specialist I Training Date:  October 16 - 17, 2015 (Friday & Saturday).Time:  Class is 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. both days.Location:  Class will be held at the Oregon State Police - Bend Area Command Office, 911 Center Upstairs Conference Room, Bend, OR.There is no cost to attend but attendees must register online.  Space is limited so register early.Registration deadline is October 4, 2015.Direct access to the registration form is located at: https://centraloregonnfpa1035training.eventbrite.comOr you can access the form and training flier on the OSFM website at:  http://www.oregon.gov/osp/SFM/Pages/Training.aspxAttendees are responsible for their own travel arrangements, expenses, lodging, mileage, and meals. The Office of State Fire Marshal ...
    Posted Aug 26, 2015, 10:36 AM by Dee Kinkade
  • Youth Fire Prevention and Intervention Unit of the Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal (OSFM) Youth Fire Prevention and Intervention Unit of the Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal (OSFM)2015 Free Training OpportunitiesRegister today to join us at the free "play safe! be safe! ®" fire education workshop  (Materials and Training are Free, registration is required) .The training is sponsored by: Fireproof Children, Eugene-Springfield Fire Department, Head Start of Lane County, Bend Fire Department, Central Oregon Network, Oregon Fire Marshals Association,  Safe Kids Oregon, and the Youth Fire Prevention & Intervention Unit of the OSFM.Funding for the trainings and materials provided by a grant from the BIC Corporation.Topics covered include:. Frequency of children's use/misuse of fire and firesetting. Preschool child's understanding of fire. Teaching preschool children safety skills. Fire ...
    Posted Aug 26, 2015, 10:27 AM by Dee Kinkade
  • Jackson County Hosts S-420 Command and General Staff NWCG S-420 COMMAND & GENERAL STAFFLEAD INSTRUCTOR - ROSS HOLLOWAYWhen: January 11-14, 2016 / Jan. 11-13 (0800-1700) - Jan. 14 (0630-1600)This course will be funded by a grant from DPSST.This course will be offered in the Medford area.More information to follow in the coming weeks!This is a required course for those seeking certification at the Type 2 level in a Command & General Staff position.This course will be approved and recognized by PNWCG.To be added to the interested parties list or for more information please contact Dave Blakely / Division Chief / Jackson County Fire District 3 Office 541-831-2756/ Cell 541-292-4991 / daveb@jcfd3.com
    Posted Aug 26, 2015, 10:19 AM by Dee Kinkade
  • DPSST Offers Field Training and Evaluation Program Course – Salem & Pendleton When:  August 17-20, 2015Where:  Umatilla Co. Sheriff's Office, 4700 NW Pioneer Place, Pendleton, OR 97801 Sponsoring Agency: DPSST and Umatilla Co. Sheriff's OfficeWhen: October 26-29, 2015Where: DPSST, 4190 Aumsville Hwy SE, Salem, OR 97317 Sponsoring Agency: DPSSTHours:  8am to 5 pm; hours may exceed an 8 hour day and homework may be assigned.Cost:  FreePre-requisites:  NoneAttire: Business casual (no jeans)Instructors: DPSST StaffRequired reading material will be sent to registered attendees in their confirmation email and must be completed before coming to class. Students must attend the entire 32-hour course to successfully complete the class and receive credit.Meals/Lodging: Lunch provided to all attendees. Shared dorm ...
    Posted Aug 12, 2015, 11:24 AM by Dee Kinkade
  • DPSST Announces 2015 Listening Tour - Dates, Times , Locations Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) is pleased to announce that it's leadership team will be traveling across the state visiting with constituents on our 2015 Listening Tour.  As a service organization, it is essential that we have your input and feedback.  It is equally important that you know what we are doing and why.  We would like to invite you to attend one of the Listening Tour sessions we have scheduled.  We hope your schedules will allow you to attend one of these sessions.  We have scheduled two hours for each session but the sessions have traditionally taken 1.5 hours.The goals of the Listening Tour are as follows:  1) To share information on the ...
    Posted Aug 12, 2015, 10:59 AM by Dee Kinkade
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