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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!

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

  • 02/26/2015 OFIA Meeting Information Online meeting info, a copy of the agenda, and the December meeting minutes are attached or below. Please log on and attend or attend in person if you can! Jake CampbellOFIA Secretary   http://fuze.me/28058718 Subject: OFIA E Board Meeting - Feb 26 2015 Baker CityDate: 2/26/2015Start Time: 5:00 PMEnd Time: 7:00 PMMeeting URL: http://fuze.me/28058718 Toll Free #: +18553463893Toll Number: +12014794595
    Posted by Dee Kinkade
  • Reminder: Integrated Tactical Accountability System (ITAC) *****Three Seats Still Avaliable*****Using 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 was an Incident Commander ...
    Posted Feb 24, 2015, 1:30 PM by Dee Kinkade
  • USFA Releases Report: Heating Fires in Residential Buildings (2010–2012) During the late 1970s and early 1980s, heating was the leading reported cause of residential building fires. Since then, the overall number of heating fires has substantially decreased, but heating remained the second reported leading cause from 2010-2012 and accounted for 12 percent of all home fires responded to by fire departments.Report findings-An estimated 45,200 heating fires in residential buildings were reported to fire departments within the United States each year and caused an estimated 155 deaths, 625 injuries and $351 million in property loss.-Residential building heating fires peaked in the early evening hours from 5 to 9 p.m., with the highest peak from 6 to 8 p.m. This four-hour period accounted ...
    Posted Feb 24, 2015, 1:26 PM by Dee Kinkade
  • NFA Resident Course Vacancies The National Fire Academy has vacancies in upcoming classes scheduled for April through September!Visit http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/nfacourses/vacancies for a list of all courses with vacancies and direct links to the description and selection criteria for each.If interested apply today as vacancies fill quickly! Don't miss out on this FREE training at your National Fire Academy.Due to high demand, course vacancies can quickly fill. If interested, apply as soon as you can!Administration of Public Assistance for Community Recovery (R0335)3/29/2015 - 4/3/2015Emmitsburg, MDFire Service Financial Management (R0333)4/13/2015 - 4/24/2015Emmitsburg, MDManagement of Emergency Medical Services (R0150)4/13/2015 - 4/24/2015 ...
    Posted Feb 24, 2015, 1:25 PM by Dee Kinkade
  • Become a National Fire Academy Contract Instructor The US Fire Administration's National Fire Academy is always looking for high quality candidates to be contract instructors. NFA courses are considered to be some of the best in the nation and with that we adhere to high instructional standards.Experience: Applicants must have subject area experience and proven successful teaching experience. Individual course criteria may be found on our website at:www.usfa.dhs.gov/_apps/nfacourses/course_criteria.shtm.Education: Education requirements are specified for each course.Certification: We recommend that applicants be certified through:-An established training organization or association.-Having successfully completed the Academy's former "Fire Service Instructional Methodology" course.-Having completed an instructional methods course from a college or university.Application Procedure: Please ...
    Posted Feb 24, 2015, 1:22 PM by Dee Kinkade
  • USFA Announces the National Professional Development Symposium Now Accepting Registrations The National Professional Development Symposium (NPDS) dates are set for June 10-12, 2015 at the National Emergency Training Center (NETC) in Emmitsburg, Maryland. The symposium offers a range of topics and expertise in fire and emergency services career development for stakeholders, practitioners and educators. The NPDS also serves as a continuing education component by offering presentations and workshops that enhance training and education program development. Attendance is free.This year’s symposium focus is on the development of a voluntary “National Professional Development Guide.”The NPDS is a collaborative effort, highlighting Training Resources and Data Exchange (TRADE), Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE), and Prevention Advocacy Resources and Data Exchange (PARADE) initiatives.Visit: http://www.usfa.fema.gov ...
    Posted Feb 24, 2015, 1:20 PM by Dee Kinkade
  • Free Resources and Membership: The National Fire Academy Alumni Association (NFAAA) The National Fire Academy Alumni Association (NFAAA) was founded by the proposition of Fire Engineering Magazine who fundamentally assisted us with establishing and creating the Association. Our objective is to provide this resource to the National Fire Academy (NFA) students, dues free. The Alumni Association helps the more than 24,000 alumni around the world stay connected to each other and to the NFA. We look to you for your support through alumni leadership and through website suggestions and volunteering content contributions. We ask that you patronize Delmar-Cengage and Fire Engineering, our primary sponsors, for all of your training needs.The NFAAA provides periodic updates to alumni about application periods opening and closing, last minute class vacancies, pilot course ...
    Posted Feb 24, 2015, 1:15 PM by Dee Kinkade
  • Social Media for Disaster Response and Recovery A performance-level course that will focus on the use of social media in enhancing disaster preparedness,  response, and recovery.  The training will provide participants  with the knowledge  and skills to integrate social media into their current communication plans. It will define social media and its uses and identify the tools, methods, and models to properly make use of social media for crisis communication.Unlike traditional   media  sources  where  people  are  consumers of content,  social media  transforms  people into both  consumers and  producers of content.    These sources can provide rapid and immediate real-time information on an event so that  emergency response personnel have greater  situational awareness  and  can make  quick  decisions  during   crises.    This course  will  provide  the information ...
    Posted Feb 23, 2015, 1:07 PM by Dee Kinkade
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