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2015 OFIA Conference

    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!

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

  • 48-Hour Paramedic Refresher Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue is hosting Robert Delikat and his 48-Hour Paramedic Refresher. This will be presented over two time periods, one in December 2014 and the other in January 2015.Dates are December 17-19, 2014 and January 7-9, 2015.  Attendance at both weeks is required. Cost for the course is $300. Purchase Orders from other emergency service agencies will be accepted otherwise payment is required at registration. We are unable to accept Credit Card payment at this time.To Register, fill out the registration form and return to Division Chief Jay Wood via fax (541-296-8656), email jwood@mcfr.org or mail: 1400 W. 8th Street, The Dalles, Oregon 97058.To find Registration Form ...
    Posted Dec 9, 2014, 10:08 AM by Dee Kinkade
  • OFIA Meeting The next OFIA meeting is planned for December 11th 2014. The meeting will take place at Gladstone Fire: 555 Portland Ave, Gladstone OR 1200 hours Please forward agenda items or correspondence to:Jake.Campbell@redmondfireandrescue.org 
    Posted Dec 9, 2014, 10:00 AM by Dee Kinkade
  • NASFM Training Focuses on Importance of Accurately Reporting the Causes of all Fires *NASFM Launches FREE Online Training Program*Last year, fires killed over 3,000 people, injured more than 15,000 and caused an estimated $11.5 billion in damage, Over a five-year period, the cause of ignition in the National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) was unknown in almost three out of every five home fire deaths, according to the United States Fire Administration and the National Fire Protection Association. Recognizing the reporting gap in NFIRS, the National Association of State Fire Marshals (NASFM) has launched a free, online training program for the fire service, "Understanding Your Role in Fire Incident Data," available at NASFM's training portal www.nasfm-training.org.The new training program is the result of ...
    Posted Dec 5, 2014, 8:48 AM by Dee Kinkade
  • Alabaugh Canyon Fire TED-Ed Lesson In 2007, two firefighters became entrapped while working the Alabaugh Canyon Fire in South Dakota. They had been doing burn out operations near a residence when the fire shifted and they became cut off. As one of them didn't have his proper gear, the two wound up deploying and using single fire shelter.The Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center produced a short video of the firefighters walking through the events of that day, and has expanded on that video by using TED-Ed to create a lesson. The lesson includes the video, a series of analytical questions, more reports and documentation about the Alabaugh Fire, and a place to discuss the incident's lessons learned. To access the TED ...
    Posted Dec 5, 2014, 8:47 AM by Dee Kinkade
  • FHWA/NFA National Traffic Incident Management Responder Training Program Train-the-Trainer, T0690 The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)  and National Fire Academy (NFA), are pleased to announce an educational opportunity to provide information and training necessary for State Fire Training Agencies, Metropolitan Fire Departments/State EMS Training Agencies, Law Enforcement Agencies, non-fire based EMS organizations, State Department of Transportation Agencies and State Towing and Recovery Organizations to participate in  Strategic Highway Research Program 2 (SHRP) National Traffic Incident Management (TIM) Responder Training Train-the-Trainer (T-t-T)  training and compliance program within their respective organizations and for further implementation of TIM training within their training networks.Attendees will participate in this Train-the-Trainer (T-t-T) program, FHWA/NFA National Traffic Incident Management Training Program, T0690.   Each T-t-T ...
    Posted Dec 5, 2014, 8:45 AM by Dee Kinkade
  • Crude Oil by Rail Awareness 4-Hour Class Available Thanks to the assistance of the Illinois Fire Service Institute at the University of Illinois, DPSST can make available a four-hour Crude Oil by Rail Awareness Class to Oregon fire departments and fire protection districts.  The DVD program includes everything the instructor will need including lesson plan, power point, and videos which will allow delivery at the local fire station.Overview: The Crude Oil by Rail Awareness class will introduce students to the recent increase in crude oil shipments by rail. This course will cover the basic chemical and physical properties of the types of crude being transported. In addition, students will learn basic railcar design features, unit vs. manifest trains, common railroad terminology, and techniques for contacting and ...
    Posted Dec 5, 2014, 8:42 AM by Dee Kinkade
  • NFA Vacancy: Wildland Urban Interface: Fire Adapted Communities (R0614) NFA COURSE VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENTWildland Urban Interface: Fire Adapted Communities (R0614)Training Specialist: Woody Strattonwoody.stratton@fema.dhs.gov301-447-1380Apply by: Dec. 15, 2014This is a six day course for persons who have organizational responsibility for Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) risk reduction operations in their agency or jurisdiction. The course will enable the student with the ability to create and sustain a fire adapted community located within a wildland urban interface. Course outcomes will include:. Develop a local community coalition to address the Wildland Urban Interface and create Fire Adapted Communities.. Create a Community Wildfire Protection Plan.. Facilitate partnerships, improve networking and enhance resource allocation abilities that address WUI fire risks / issues.. Pre-fire communication ...
    Posted Nov 25, 2014, 10:58 AM by Dee Kinkade
  • OFCA VOLUNTEER CHIEF’S ROUNDTABLE – January 9 and 10, 2015 TARGET AUDIENCE:  Chief Officers from agencies with either no career staff or just a few career staff that support and lead the volunteers.DATE / TIME / LOCATION:  The session runs from 12pm to 5pm on Friday,  January 9th and from 8am to 1pm on Saturday, January 10th at the DPSST Public Safety Training Center in Salem .  Dinner and social at the Red Lion in Salem will begin at 6:30 pm on Friday the 9th.REGISTRATION:  Register for this roundtable on the OFCA website:  http://www.ofca.org/events/event-activities.html?eid=629COST:  $25 per personLODGING:  Secure your free lodging at DPSST by Contacting Rebecca Nolte at (503) 378-4399 or rebecca.nolte@state.or.us. –OR-  Lodging ...
    Posted Nov 25, 2014, 10:50 AM by Dee Kinkade
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