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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.

Latest OFIA News

  • Advanced Strategy and Tactics Join us and Battalion Chief John Oliver at the Hood River Fire Department at 1785 Meyer Parkway on June 6-7, 2015. Cost is only $50.00 for CGTA Members and $150.00 for Non-CGTA members. Class will be from 08:00-17:00 both days.Limited Scholarships available.  Contact Capt. Irusta at Manuel@hoodriverfire.comRegister online at: www.regonline.com/majoremergencystrategiesandtactics  or  www.columbiagorgetrainingassn.comThis course was originally designed for the Northwest Fire Trainers, Metro Fire Officers 2 series. Through years of presentation and  constant development the course has evolved into a fresh and cutting edge design of multi-media and new age applications. This is not the traditionally generic NFA style class. This course is ...
    Posted May 1, 2015, 10:18 AM by Dee Kinkade
  • Critical Thinking for the Initial IC Date: June 16 & 17, 2015Time: 0830 - 1700Location: Bend Fire and Rescue 63377 Jamison Rd., Bend, OR 97701The cost for the course is $125/person. Space is limited to 32 students.Register online: http://www.eventzilla.net/web/event?eventid=2139067674Or Contact the instructor, Battalion Chief Stan Cooke: firecommandeast@hotmail.comCourse  overviewOn a structure fire the initial incident commander is faced with the expectation of making critical decisions in a compressed time frame. CRITICAL THINKING for the INITIAL INCIDENT COMMANDER uses  Bloom's  Taxonomy and Costas' Levels of Intellectual Functioning methodology in addressing Critical Thinking as applied to the Initial lC when dealing with structure fires.The class will also look at the components and ...
    Posted Apr 28, 2015, 10:02 AM by Dee Kinkade
  • Cascadia Workshop Health Preparedness The Health Preparedness Program-Region 6 is hosting a workshop that will be an informational session from Federal and State partners on expectations for Oregon during the Cascadia Subduction Zone Earthquake/Tsunami.  The workshop will take place in Hood River on May 7 and 8.To register please go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cascadia-central-cascadia-subduction-zone-workshop-tickets-16684849835James P. AdamsState Training OfficerOregon SAA/TPOCOregon Emergency Management503-378-2911 ext 22232
    Posted Apr 28, 2015, 9:55 AM by Dee Kinkade
  • Updated Personnel/Agency Form (PAF) Attention Oregon Fire Service:Updated Personnel/Agency Form (PAF)REMINDER:  NEW Background Investigation Completed Check BoxThe newly adopted OAR 259-009-0015 requires fire service agencies to investigate, at a minimum, the background of all applicants for employment or affiliation. To ensure that each fire service personnel have undergone a background investigation upon being hired, Fire Certification has added a "Background Investigation Completed" question under the "New Employee" check box of the PAF. The "yes" box must be checked before Fire Certification will be able to process the PAF. For further information on the Background Investigation OAR, please see Fire Certification's Background Investigation FAQ here: http://www.oregon.gov/dpsst/FC/docs/Fingerprinting%20and%20Background%20Investigations/FAQ-Background ...
    Posted Apr 28, 2015, 9:54 AM by Dee Kinkade
  • Columbia Plateau Fire Zone Workshop Date: May 20th 2015Location: Hermiston Higher Education Center, 975 SE Columbia Drive Room 134, Hermiston, OR 97838Purpose: To increase networking and awareness between fire entities; Increase knowledge of resources, fire behavior, weather and issues regarding the upcoming season; and produce increased effectiveness, communications and safety of area fire resources.Agenda08:15   Welcome and introductions                Glen Phillips08:30   Predictive services                     Chris Johnson                Fire Behavior                Expected Weather09:00   OSFM IMT report                 Mirana Ruiz Temple09:15    Type 1 & 2 IMT Report                   Brian Goff0930     Regional Safety Issues                  Scott Stanton09:45   Break10:00    U.S Forest Service                      Brian goff10:30   U.S. Fish and Wildlife                  John Janak10:45   Oregon Dept. of Forestry                Matt ...
    Posted Apr 24, 2015, 10:06 AM by Dee Kinkade
  • Fire & Leadership Weekend Event! Mid-Willamette Valley Fire Instructors Presents two speakers for a Fire & Leadership Weekend Event!!Bringing Fire Dynamics Research to The Fireground - SLICERS by Eddie Buchanan, Division Chief of Hanover Fire & EMS in Richmond, VA.This course is a real-world case study of taking the latest in fire dynamics research to the street level. While most agree that the latest research can improve firefighter safety, they struggle to translate the research into fireground tactics and implement that change in a successful manner. This program rethinks the tactics of old and incorporates the latest research into tactics using the S.L.I.C.E.R.S method. S.L.I.C.E.R.S is an acronym developed to "operationalize" fire ...
    Posted Apr 24, 2015, 9:51 AM by Dee Kinkade
  • Reminder: Advanced Fire Behavior for the Company Officer Mid-Willamette Fire Instructors Association (MWFIA) is wrapping up the 2014/2015 Oregon Fire Ground Leader series with a second offering of Advanced Fire Behavior for the Company OfficerThis 1 ½ day class will give participants the knowledge related to fire dynamic and fire behavior in compartment spaces that will assist the fire officer in making critical decisions during fire suppression activities. 6:00pm to 10:00pm Friday evening and 8:00am 5:00pm Saturday. Structural Fire PPE and OSHA Approved Eye Protection Requiredon Saturday. No SCBA is necessary.Dates: May 15th and 16th, 2015 Location: Sublimity Fire District Cost: $50.00To Register: Download and complete this fillable PDF registration form: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_UncD8ttOkFZTdPeVNLRUdaUmc ...
    Posted Apr 23, 2015, 5:51 PM by Dee Kinkade
  • NFPA Instructor II HOST: The Southwestern Oregon Fire Instructors AssociationDATES/TIMES:  June 5, 6 & 7 (0800-1800 each day)LOCATION:  SWOCC Campus in Coos BaySWOFIA FEE:  Members:  $75, non-members $100. REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  May 15 - Pre-course work is required for this class, please make sure you meet the registration deadline.  Call (541)888-7432.  rkirch@socc.edu   INSTRUCTOR:  Paul Reynolds.  Paul is the Fire Science Director at SWOCC. COURSE DETAILS:  Completion of NFPA Instructor I is a prerequisite for this course.  This course addresses NFPA 1041 competencies at the Fire Service Instructor II level. At the conclusion of this course students will be able to develop individual lesson plans for a specific topic, including identifying learning objectives, instructional aids, and ...
    Posted Apr 23, 2015, 5:44 PM by Dee Kinkade
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