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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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  • REVISED CLASS DAYS: IPSLEI Leadership Development Course Target Audience: Public safety supervisors or managers interested in developing their leadership skills.Sponsor: DPSST, Bend Police Department, Oregon State Sheriff's Association and Oregon Association Chiefs of PoliceWhen: Twenty (20) class days scheduled TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY of every other week beginning September 9th, 2014.Where: Bend PDCost: Student or student's agency must purchase books and study material (approx. $295.00)Instructor:  Many different instructors from public safety will facilitate this courseTo Register: Complete a Regional Training Registration Application available at: Submit application, a letter of interest from the applicant, and nomination letter from agency head or designee to: Steve Winegar, DPSST, 4190 Aumsville ...
    Posted Jul 15, 2014, 10:36 AM by Dee Kinkade
  • Ethanol Emergency Course Date: September 23, 2014Location: Bend Fire & Rescue Training Center, 63377 Jamison Rd, Bend, OR 97701Course Goal: Upon the successful completion of this course, participants will have knowledge related to ethanol and ethanol-blended fuels, including their use, chemical and physical characteristics, transportation, firefighting techniques, effects on the environment, and basic clean-up operations.Course OverviewModule 0: IntroductionModule 1: Ethanol and Ethanol-Blended FuelsModule 2: Chemical and Physical Characteristics of Ethanol and Hydrocarbon FuelsModule 3: Transportation and Transfer of Ethanol-Blended FuelsModule 4: Storage and Dispensing LocationsModule 5: Fire Fighting Foam Principles and Ethanol-Blended FuelModule 6: Ethanol-Blended Fuel EmergenciesModule 7: Tank Farm and Bulk Storage Fire Incidents$65 – Includes ...
    Posted Jul 15, 2014, 10:33 AM by Dee Kinkade
  • Central Oregon Safety and Health Conference Launch Safety & Health to Greater Heights Central Oregon Safety and Health ConferenceClass: Launch Safety & Health to Greater HeightsLocation: The Riverhouse - Bend, OregonDate: September 24 & 25, 2014Keynote by Colonel Mike Mullane retired pilot and Space Shuttle astronaut Speaking on: Stopping Normalization of DevianceThis event helps your organization improve workplace safety and health performance. Topics include information for all experience levels.Topics/tracks for Fire Service include:* MRSA: A Killer Still Lurks* Stress First Aid* Post-Traumatic Stress* Firefighter Regulations* Death in the Workplace* Life Outside Oregon OSHA's Firefighter Rules * Workplace Safety Roundtable for Emergency Services - With Keynote SpeakerRegistration opens in mid-July. Cost to attend: $45-$180More information available at: Contact the Conference ...
    Posted Jul 15, 2014, 10:25 AM by Dee Kinkade
  • University of Texas Health Research: Obese US Firefighters Report Receiving No Weight Advice from their Health Provider More than 70% of US firefighters are overweight or obese (1), exceeding the national average for adults (2,3). Obesity is a major threat to firefighter health and safety and is associated with an increased risk of job-related disability (4,5), high blood pressure (2), and cardiovascular disease (6). National guidelines recommend that health care professionals (HCPs) consider the body mass index (BMI, weight in kilograms divided by the square of height in meters) of all patients and advise patients who are overweight (25.0-29.9 kg/m2) and obese (≥30.0 kg/m2) to reduce their weight (7,8). Guidelines also recommend that HCPs counsel people with obesity-related comorbidities on the importance of maintaining a healthy ...
    Posted Jul 15, 2014, 10:24 AM by Dee Kinkade
  • The 6th Annual Portland Firefighter Stairclimb Challenge The 6th Annual Portland Firefighter Stairclimb ChallengeClimb for the Cure - Cystic Fibrosis FoundationSept. 21, 2014U.S. Bancorp Tower
    Posted Jul 15, 2014, 10:21 AM by Dee Kinkade
  • Reminder: Northwest Residential Fire Sprinkler Summit Date: Thursday, September 18, 2014Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Summit  / 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. "Vendor Connections" Stay for the info, appetizers and door prizes!Location: Heathman Lodge, Vancouver, WACost: $50* by Aug. 20 / $75* after Aug. 20*Includes lunch, evening event and conference materialsMore information and registration:
    Posted Jul 15, 2014, 10:20 AM by Dee Kinkade
  • Homeland Security National Training Program Continuing Training Grants The Homeland Security National Training Program Continuing Training Grants provide funding to state, local, tribal, and territorial agencies, and nonprofit organizations for training of emergency responders. Training through this program will support core capabilities to achieve the National Preparedness Goal (NPG).$11,000,000 is available for FY2014 to be used for training in the following areas: Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction, Cybersecurity, Countering Violent Extremism, Maturing the Role of Private/Public Partnerships, Medial Readiness/Immediate Victim Care, and Rural TrainingMore information about this grant program is available on the web site, including the full announcement, all application materials, and other details about the opportunity. The deadline to apply ...
    Posted Jul 15, 2014, 10:17 AM by Dee Kinkade
  • Tourniquets and Hemostatic Dressings: The New Evidence-based Guideline Tourniquets and Hemostatic Dressings: The New Evidence-based Guideline, the next webinar in EMS FOCUS: A Collaborative Federal Webinar Series, will take place on Tuesday, August 5, at 2 p.m. Eastern. This free webinar will provide a unique opportunity for you to learn about the new evidence-based guidelines for pre-hospital hemorrhage and to see how the guideline has been implemented in a local EMS system.National experts in emergency medicine and trauma care will join the Office of EMS to discuss the lessons learned from Iraq and Afghanistan and how pre-hospital tourniquet application is saving lives of our warfighters overseas. The panel will address the guideline development process using external hemorrhage control as a model and ...
    Posted Jul 15, 2014, 10:14 AM by Dee Kinkade
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