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Oregon Fire Instructors Association Conference 2014
Date: Thursday, April 10, 2014-Saturday, April 12, 2014
Location:  Best Western Hood River Inn, 1108 East Marina Way, Hood River, OR 97031

Plan on attending this information packed event in the beautiful Hood River Valley. Room reservations can be made by calling 541-386-2200 or 1-800-828-7873. Make sure and tell them you are with OFIA to get the group rate.

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  • Reminder: Emergency Services Instructor / NFPA Instructor I (Hybrid Course) The Southwestern Oregon Fire Instructors Association is offering Emergency Services Instructor / NFPA Instructor I (Hybrid Course).DATES:  May 17 & 18 (0800-1700) @ Southwestern Oregon Community College campus in Coos BayREGISTRATION:  April 25.  No registrations taken after this date.  Minimum numbers of students must be met to be able to offer this course.CERTIFICATION:  This course meets the 32-40 hour Instructor I certification requirement to teach EMS, wildland fire and structural fire classes. Structural fire students can earn NFPA Fire Instructor I certification through DPSST via their respective fire department after completion of DPSST task book.GOAL:  Students completing this course should have the knowledge and ability to instruct lessons from prepared materials ("canned" lesson plans).  Students will also ...
    Posted Apr 21, 2014, 12:31 PM by Dee Kinkade
  • Advanced Fire Behavior for the Company Officer (Course ID 11F147) Host: Keizer Fire District, 661 Chemawa Rd NE, Keizer, OR  97303Sponsored By: Mid-Willamette Fire Instructors AssociationWhen: June 20th and 21st, 2014 (Friday, 1800-2100, Saturday 0800-1700)Cost: $50.00 Covers in class snacks/refreshments. Lunch is on your own.Must register by June 13th, 2014.Meets requirements of Oregon DPSST Fire Ground Leader and NFPA Fire Officer 1 CertificationsRegistration form contact: Tania Kleinschmit (Chemeketa Brooks Regional Training Center) 503-584-7341or Email: tania.kleinschmit@chemeketa.eduFor Questions or Additional Information Please Contact one of the MWFIA Members: Jay Alley or Brian Woodley brianw@mcfd1.comPre-registration is a contract to pay. Unless notified of cancellation five (5) days in ...
    Posted Apr 21, 2014, 12:24 PM by Dee Kinkade
  • CISM ICISF Certified CourseDate: June 9 -10,  2014Time: 9:00am to 5pm each dayLocation: DPSST, 4190 Aumsville Hwy SE, Salem, Oregon 97317Target Audience: Firefighters, EMS, Law Enforcement, Chaplains, Correction Officers, Reserves/Volunteers, Dispatchers, Arson Investigation, Parole & Probation.Cost: $120 for new certifications & re-certifications, (re-certifications are for classes taken before 2007). Includes handouts, certificate of completion, lunch.Register On-line at www.socirt.comltrainingFor More Info, call (541)  450-9532 or email  trajnjng@socjrt.comOregon DPSST rosters will be available for training credit.The Course: Designed to present the core elements  of a comprehensive, systematic and multicomponent crisis intervention curriculum, the Group  Crisis Intervention course will prepare participants to understand  a wide range of ...
    Posted Apr 21, 2014, 12:16 PM by Dee Kinkade
  • OFCA ISO Survey Oregon Fire Agencies,The Oregon Fire Chiefs Association continues to work with the ISO on their service in Oregon.  Many agencies have identified city or district ordinances that require you to levy a fee for service to provide information that requires time or printing for private / for-profit companies, such as the ISO.  This survey is designed to determine your agencies position on this topic.  The OFCA requests that each agency completes this survey to assist with determining out position with the ISO.  100 agencies have completed the survey to date, check the list below to see if your agency has participated yet. survey results will be revealed and discussed ...
    Posted Apr 21, 2014, 12:09 PM by Dee Kinkade
  • NVFC Receives SAFER Grant for National Firefighter Recruitment and Retention Campaign The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) has been awarded a $2,390,479 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to implement a national volunteer firefighter recruitment and retention campaign."The NVFC is pleased to accept a SAFER grant to launch a national campaign to help local departments recruit and retain volunteer firefighters," said NVFC Chairman Philip C. Stittleburg. "With FEMA's help, America's volunteer fire service will be strengthened and communities will be better served and protected."Nearly 70 percent of firefighters in the U.S. are volunteers. However, the number of volunteers has declined by over 18 percent in the past three decades while the call volume has ...
    Posted Apr 21, 2014, 12:02 PM by Dee Kinkade
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    Posted Apr 17, 2014, 12:55 PM by Dee Kinkade
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    Posted Apr 17, 2014, 12:53 PM by Dee Kinkade
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