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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.

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  • FEMA Fundamentals of Grants Management Course - E705 Training Announcement: E705 Fundamentals of Grants Management - October 6-8, 2015Location: Emergency Management Training Center in Emmitsburg, MDApplication Deadlines: September 4, 2015Course Length: 3 daysFEMA's Grant Programs Directorate will conduct the Fundamentals of Grants Management course for recipients currently receiving FEMA federal financial assistance. The course, part of the Grants Management Technical Assistance (GMTA) Program, is designed to enhance the recipient's ability to administer and manage their federal financial assistance.This course is designed for:-Current FEMA recipients-Direct recipients of FEMA federal financial assistance -Individuals with less than 10 years grants management experienceThis course covers high-level grant management principles with the understanding that processes may differ from program to program and ...
    Posted Jul 29, 2015, 10:46 AM by Dee Kinkade
  • Douglas County Hosts Crisis Intervention Training Target Audience:  First responders, 9-1-1, law enforcement, fire, parole and probationSponsoring Agencies:  Roseburg Police Dept. Community Health Alliance, NAMI & GOBHIWhen: 9/21 - 9/25/2015Hours:   8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. (40 total hours)Where:  Roseburg Public Safety Center, 700 S.E. Douglas Ave., Roseburg, OR 97470Cost: $50.00 per studentInstructors: Representing the fields of Mental Health, Law Enforcement, Corrections, Veterans Administration, GOBHI, NAMI, DHS, BPAOverview:  CRISIS INTERVENTION TEAM TRAINING OBJECTIVES*Provide information and resources to law enforcement personnel who find themselves handling calls involving individuals experiencing a mental health crisis.*Increase the ability of law enforcement to successfully manage such a call.*Reduce the number of inappropriate incarcerations involving ...
    Posted Jul 29, 2015, 10:39 AM by Dee Kinkade
  • National Fire Academy Announces Two New Course Offerings Fire Service Course Design(R0129) Dates: Jan. 31-Feb. 5, 2016The purpose of this course is to learn how to apply training design principles to courses that will be used by other instructors. Students identify a training need within their organization as a pre-course assignment. During the class, students apply principles to create the design of the training program that meets their identified training need (from the pre-course assignment) for their jurisdiction or organization.Training Program Management(R0342) Dates: Dec. 7-18, 2015 or March 14-25, 2016"Training Program Management" (TPM) is designed to provide training officers with the essential tools and skills to lead and manage a training function in a local fire/Emergency Medical ...
    Posted Jul 29, 2015, 10:32 AM by Dee Kinkade
  • Umatilla County Hosts Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) When: 9/28/15 to 10/2/15Where: Umatilla Co. Justice Center, PendletonHours Each Day:  8:00 am-5:00 pm (40 total hours)Cost:  Free!!!Target Audience:  First Responders, Law Enforcement, Corrections Officers, Community Corrections, 9-1-1Instructors:  Instructors representing the fields of Law Enforcement, Corrections, and Mental HealthThis important course focuses on the field of law enforcement and its role in the mentally ill, drug or alcohol afflicted and aging communities.  The information, tools and resources presented are designed to enhance first responder response and reduce the overall risk of injury or life.To register of for more information please contact Mary Elsethagen MS, LPC | McNary Place Administrator melsethagen@lifeways.org | Lifeways Inc. | www ...
    Posted Jul 28, 2015, 12:06 PM by Dee Kinkade
  • 2016 Oregon Fire Prevention Workshop Date: February 17-19, 2016Location: Kah-Nee-Ta Resort & Spa, Warm Springs, OregonKah-Nee-Ta Resort & Spa is located on the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Reservation in Central Oregon. The workshop will provide structural and wildland fire prevention and safety educational sessions, and networking opportunities.During your free time, you can enjoy the amenities which include a hot springs swimming pool equipped with water slides, a children's wading pool, tennis and basketball courts, hiking trails, miniature golf, an 18-hole golf course, and a full service spa, all of which are available in the winter months. A few different dining venues offer flexibility for workshop attendees, and the Indian Head Casino is just 12 miles away ...
    Posted Jul 28, 2015, 12:00 PM by Dee Kinkade
  • NW Association of Fire Trainers presents Metro Fire Officers Academy I Dates: September 14-18, 2015  &  October 12-16, 2015Hours: 0800-1700 each dayWhere: Clackamas Fire TC, 15990 SE 130th Ave., Clackamas, OR 97015Tuition: $475*Limited to 40 studentsOverview:Academy AccreditationUpon successful completion of the Academy, students will have met or exceeded all requirements for NFPA 1021 Fire Officer I (4.2-4.7). In addition to this class students are required to be a Firefighter 2 and have instructor 1 in order to be certified as a Fire officer 1.Attendance RequirementsStudent must make the commitment to attend all 10 days in order to receive a certificate of completion.Academy Outline4.2 Leadership I & II : Chief John Nohr4.2 Situational Leadership: Chief ...
    Posted Jul 28, 2015, 11:18 AM by Dee Kinkade
  • ICS-300: Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents & ICS-400: Advanced ICS Hosted by:  FEMA/TEEX/Portland Airport Fire RescueICS-300: Intermediate ICS for Expanding IncidentsMGT-347:  Incident Command Systems Forms ReviewDate:  January 26-28 2016Prerequisites: ICS-100 and ICS-200, IS-700, IS-800Audience:  This course is intended for individuals who may assume a supervisory role in expanding incidents or Type 3 incidents.ICS-400: Advanced ICSDate:  February 24-25 2016Prerequisites: ICS-100, ICS-200, ICS-300, IS-700 and IS-800Audience:  The target audience for this course is senior personnel who are expected to perform in a management capacity in an area command or multi-agency coordination entity.Course Location:  Portland Airport Fire & Rescue, 5250 NE Marine Dr., Portland, Oregon 97218Cost ...
    Posted Jul 27, 2015, 4:09 PM by Dee Kinkade
  • NHTSA EMS Webinar July 28: EMS Data to Improve Care Using Data to Improve EMS Systems of Care - EMS FOCUS webinar hosted by NHTSA's Office of EMSData collection and use continues to be an important topic within EMS, across agencies and systems and at the local, state and national level.  NHTSA's Office of EMS will host a roundtable discussion to address how EMS systems use data to benchmark performance and guide quality improvement efforts to provide better care for patients and communities.  The panelists will also address the significant quantity of EMS data and how both national and local data sets allow different opportunities for tracking performance over time.   Speakers: Alex Garza, MD, MPH; N. Clay Mann, PhD, MS; Nick Nudell, MS, NRP; and Noah Smith, MPH ...
    Posted Jul 27, 2015, 4:02 PM by Dee Kinkade
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