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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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  • NFFF Bells Across America The sound of a bell holds special significance for firefighters. Historically, the toll of a bell summoned members to the station, signaled the beginning of a shift, notified departments of a call for help, and indicated a call was completed and the unit had returned to the station.Departments sounded a series of bells when a firefighter died in the line of duty to alert all members that a comrade had made the ultimate sacrifice. This time-honored tradition continues today during the funerals or memorial services for firefighters.For the fourth year, bells will ring from coast to coast as a grateful nation pauses on Sunday, October 12, 2014 to honor those firefighters who died in the line of ...
    Posted Sep 19, 2014, 3:11 PM by Dee Kinkade
  • FEMA Incident Command System (ICS) Train-the-Trainer (L-449) Course: FEMA Incident Command System (ICS) Train-the-Trainer (L-449)Where: Kelso, WAWhen:  October 14-17, 2014Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (each day)Cost: Free to confirmed applicantsThe course flyer and application process are at: GOAL This course is intended to prepare participants to deliver FEMA's ICS 100, 200, 300, 400, and 402 courses. COURSE OBJECTIVE To receive credit for the course, participants must do the following: Participate in all course activities and presentations and score 80% or better on all written testsTARGET AUDIENCE Personnel experienced in the Incident Command System (ICS) as an Incident Commander or in ...
    Posted Sep 19, 2014, 3:07 PM by Dee Kinkade
  • Revised: 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, for a total of 16 hours. 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, with a focus on the chemistry of fire behavior.Course Content:* Atomic Structure and Periodic Table* Bonding and Chemical Properties* Physical and Chemical Equations* Organic Chemistry* HazMat ChemistryCourse Details: * When: November 8 and 9  from 0800-1700 each day * Where: Harrisburg Fire Department* Class size limited to 24 students to ...
    Posted Sep 19, 2014, 2:27 PM by Dee Kinkade
  • REGISTER NOW - October 22 - 23, 2014, The Difficult Airway Course: EMS in Tualatin, Oregon Paramedics/Firefighters/Respiratory Therapists:Mark your calendars for The Difficult Airway Course: EMS™ being held at Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center, Tualatin, Oregon, October 22 – 23, 2014.  Registration is up and running, please register yourself and let your colleagues know of this opportunity.  The physical location of the hospital is 19300 SW 65th Avenue, Tualatin, OR  97062.This is THE Definitive EMS Airway Course!  Learn the full range of airway management techniques, including use of extraglottic devices, drug-assisted intubation, and cricothyrotomy.  Work with expert faculty who know the unique challenges facing EMS providers.  Get hands-on time with airway devices and practice decision-making and airway techniques in Code Airway™ stations.  Didactic and hands-on training make this course ...
    Posted Sep 19, 2014, 2:17 PM by Dee Kinkade
  • NFPA 472 Operations Level Responder (HazMat Awareness & Ops) Host: Linn-Benton Fire Training CouncilDates: Oct. 11th  (0800-1700) Oct. 12th, 2014  (0800-1700)Location: Linn-Benton Community College, 6500, SW Pacific Blvd. Albany, OR 97321. Room  CC211, Fireside Rm.FEE: $60Training Chiefs register students with Estelle at: LBFTC@linnbenton.eduQuestions: Cary @ 541-928-8722This 16-hour course prepares the participant to be able to perform the mini- mum hazardous material incident operations associated with firefighting functions at an advanced nationally recognized level under general supervision.Course Covers:*     4.1 General Awareness*     5.1 General Operations*     5.3 Planning & ResponseLead Instructor:  Cary VonasekStudents must have completed IS-100 before start of class.You must be affiliated with a fire department to attend.No ...
    Posted Sep 19, 2014, 2:07 PM by Dee Kinkade
  • 2014 OFSOA Conference: Charting the Course Save the Dates: October 15-17, 2014 - 2014 OFSOA Conference-Charting the CourseThe Central Oregon region of the Oregon Fire Service Office Administrators has been busy planning the 2014 Fall Conference at Eagle Crest in Redmond, Oregon.Classes will include:* Got Change? Practical Approaches for Dealing with Change in the Ever-Changing Workplace* Disability - the Interactive Process and Reasonable Accommodation* Volunteer 360 Report* OSHA 300 Reporting* Government Ethics & Conflicts of Interest* Civil Service SystemsBreak-out Sessions will include: QuickBooks - Beginner & Intermediate; Health & Wellness; How Cooperative Purchasing Works; and Maximizing Your Work Relationship.President's Fun Night on Wednesday evening will include a Western BBQ with line dancing lessons and prizes for best western-dressed person. The annual banquet ...
    Posted Sep 17, 2014, 2:18 PM by Dee Kinkade
  • 2014 Oregon Fire Service Conference / November 6-8 in Sunriver The program for the 2014 Oregon Fire Service Conference has been set!When: November 6-8, 2014Where: SunriverFull conference brochure and materials are available online at for the conference registration fees are available; please contact the OFDDA office at 503-378-0896 or visit the OFDDA website at for additional information and to request a scholarship form.The following provides a brief overview of the opportunities available at this year's conferenceThursday, November 6 (Registration/Continental Breakfast available at 7:00 am)  8:00 am Opening Ceremony & Memorial Service  8:30 am Keynote Address - Presented By Michael & Carrie Kralicek  10:00 am The Whys and Hows of Conducting Meaningful Background ...
    Posted Sep 17, 2014, 2:14 PM by Dee Kinkade
  • Community Right To Know Announces Hazardous Substance Searchable Database The Community Right To Know Unit of the Office of State Fire Marshal is pleased to announce the Hazardous Substance Searchable Database is once again available for use on our website!Several examples of how this database can be used are as follows:List of chemicals reported in the *area you specify.List of EHS facilities in the area you specify.List of facilities and their latitude/longitude for the *area you specify.Type of business conducted at a facility you specify (North American Industrial Classification description).*The area you specify can be, Facility Name, Street Name, City, Zip Code, or County.The Hazardous Substance Searchable Database requires you to register/login. The password you assign when registering is limited ...
    Posted Sep 17, 2014, 2:10 PM by Dee Kinkade
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