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2015 OFIA Conference

    The 2015 OFIA Conference will be held on April 8-11, 2015 in Baker City 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

  • First Annual Excellence in OFCA Safety & Health Award Nomination Deadline is February 28th, 2015The Oregon Fire Chiefs Association Safety & Health Section in partnership with Special Districts Association of Oregon, is excited to announce the nomination period for the first OFCA/SDIS Excellence in Safety & Health Award. This award will be presented annually at the Oregon Fire Chiefs Association Spring Conference. This year's Spring Conference will be held at the Eagle Crest Resort in Redmond, OR, May 6th-8th, 2015.  The OFCA and Special Districts Insurance Services (SDIS) Trust have chosen this award program to recognize significant contributions to the overall environment of safety, health, and wellness in fire service agencies and the Oregon fire service.EXCELLENCE IN SAFETY & HEALTH AWARDThe Excellence in Safety & Health Award ...
    Posted Jan 29, 2015, 4:21 PM by Dee Kinkade
  • Oregon Fire Marshals Association presents the 2015 Annual Business Meeting/Training Conference Host:  Oregon Fire Marshals AssociationVariety of Classes including:2014 Oregon Fire Code AmendmentsCreating, Implementing & Maintaining a Firewise CommunityModel Evaluation Measures for Risk Reduction in Prevention ProgramsInspection, Testing & Maintenance of Fire Protection SystemsMeans of EgressManaging the Media/PIOHash Oil Fire & Explosion InvestigationFire & Life Safety AwarenessDate: March 17-20, 2015Time: 8am to 5pm Tuesday ~ Wednesday ~ Thursday 8am to 12pm FridayLocation: Riverhouse in Bend OregonCost: $285.00-$345.00Registration information: Full event brochure including class descriptions and registration form available online at www.ofma.netHotel information: Discounted room rates available at Riverhouse until February 13, 2015, ask for OFMA Rate.Description: Oregon Fire Marshals Association presents the 2015 Annual ...
    Posted Jan 29, 2015, 4:22 PM by Dee Kinkade
  • Live Fire Training Fixed Facility Credential Hosted By: International Society of Fire Service Instructors Scappoose Fire/ Columbia River Fire Rescue/ LCRTOA OregonDate:  February 20-22, 2015The ISFSI Live fire Instructor Credential Program is a unique blend of distance learning and an intense 3-day hands on academy focusing on the responsibilities of instructors charged with important safety duties of a live fire instructor. This course is based on the NFPA 1403 Standard on Live fire Training for its content and references Live Fire Instructor Principles and Practices by Jones & Bartlett as its text. Students will complete an extensive on-line course prior to the hands on portion and will challenge a series of written and practical examinations to ear this 3 year credential.Who ...
    Posted Jan 29, 2015, 4:05 PM by Dee Kinkade
  • First Whip F.O.O.L.S. NAFT is hosting BC Kastros for a two day class at TVFR and the class sold out very quickly. The First Whip FOOLs (Fraternal Order OF Leatherheads) group offered to host a social night / dinner after the first night of class to allow for additional people to meet BC Kastros. BC Kastros is a national speaker who speaks on leadership and command / control.Date: February 2, 2015Time: 6pm – 9pmLocation: Wilsonville McMenamins Old Church and PubCost: $20 - F.O.O.L.S.  $25- Non-MemberSocial Hour & Dinner: Guest Speaker BC Anthony Kastros Sac Metro FireRegister: www.firstwhipfools.com
    Posted Jan 27, 2015, 1:10 PM by Dee Kinkade
  • Metro Fire Officers Academy II Host: NW Association of Fire TrainersDate: February 9-13, 2015Time: 0800-1700 each dayLocation: Clackamas Fire Training Center, 15990 SE 130th Ave Clackamas, OR 97015Cost: Tuition $400Prerequisite - NFPA FO1Register Online: www.nwaft.orgLimited to 35 studentsRegister Early!Academy Accreditation:Upon successful completion of the Academy, students will have met and exceeded all requirements for NFPA 1021 Fire Officer II 5.2-5.7. For Oregon students 5.1 is Firefighter 2 and Instructor 1. Out of state students, please check with your local training officer.Attendance Requirements:Student must make the commitment to attend all five days in order to receive a certificate of completion.Academy Outline:Divisional Budgeting-CFO Lori Fawcett ...
    Posted Jan 27, 2015, 1:02 PM by Dee Kinkade
  • S-290 Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior Oregon Trail Fire Training AssociationDates:  February 6, 2015 (6:00 pm to 9:00 pm)           February 7-8, 2015 (8:00 am to 6:00 pm - each day)Location:  Heppner Fire Department - Station #2 54173 Hwy 74, Heppner, Oregon  97836Cost:  $30.00 (Payable to Heppner Fire Department) Registration-Contact Person:  Steve Rhea * Phone: (541) 980-4232Maximum Class Size:  Twenty (20) StudentsRegistration deadline is February 4, 2015.Meets DPSST Certification Requirements for Structural Firefighters.
    Posted Jan 23, 2015, 11:18 AM by Dee Kinkade
  • ITAC Fundamentals Course INTEGRATED TACTICAL ACCOUNTABILITY SYSTEM (ITAC)ITAC Fundamentals CourseUsing the ITAC program, students will learn the four basic components of safe and timely fire ground management: Incident Command, Tactical Accountability, Action Planning, and Communications.  Using competency based training the instructor will cover size-up, decision making, reading smoke, fire dynamics, and building construction.  The student will gain an understanding of strategy and tactics, skills needed to develop an Incident Action Plan (IAP), and team accountability.Instructor:  Stan Cooke - Battalion ChiefAbout the instructor: Stan Cooke has been employed by the Spokane Valley FD in Spokane, Washington, since 1981 and has filled the position of Operations Battalion Chief since 2000.He has been qualified as a Type 3 Incident Commander and ...
    Posted Jan 22, 2015, 5:22 PM by Dee Kinkade
  • NFPA/NIST/UL: New Fires = New Tactics For more than a decade, Dan Madrzykowski and his research partner, Stephen Kerber, the director of the Firefighter Safety Research Institute (FSRI) at Underwriters Laboratories (UL), have been working together to change that, and to bring hard science back to the fire ground. In recent years, UL and NIST have combined to conduct more than 200 structural fire experiments to measure how fire responds to different variables and modes of attack. The work represents the most extensive scientific look in decades at firefighting tactics and is uncovering what the researchers say are serious flaws in how today’s fires are fought.  According to Madrzykowski and Kerber, techniques accepted as gospel have been shown to be potentially deadly in modern fires ...
    Posted Jan 22, 2015, 5:17 PM by Dee Kinkade
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