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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!

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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.

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  • 2015 Oregon SERC/LEPC Conference The Office of State Fire Marshal is pleased to announce, the 2015 SERC/LEPC Conference is coming back to Seaside, Oregon May 12 - 14, 2015. If you are an LEPC member, emergency manager, first responder, hazmat team member, or representative of an industry that possesses extremely hazardous substances (EHS), this conference is the perfect opportunity to enhance your knowledge and understanding of the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA) and how Oregon is addressing it. It will be particularly helpful if your county does not yet have an LEPC in place. This conference will provide valuable information and ideas to assist you in that development. The conference also provides a great opportunity for networking with people from ...
    Posted by Dee Kinkade
  • EMT Refresher Sponsoring Agency: Redmond Fire & RescueWhen: March 20, 21, 22 2015Hours: 0800 - 1700Where: Redmond Fire & Rescue,  341 NW Dogwood Ave, Redmond, OR 97756Cost: $150.00 for full courseRegistration Deadline: March 18th 2015To register visit: www.redmondfireandrescue.org Visit the Training Opportunities area of our website.Contact: Jake Campbell (541)504-5026 or Jake.Campbell@redmondfireandrescue.orgClass Needs: Bring note taking materials as preferredCLASS SPACE IS LIMITED TO 30!Prerequisites: Currently certified EMT.Overview: The course meets the current Transition recertification requirements.Instructor:  A cadre of local instructors.The course will cover the transition specific items required for recertification.
    Posted by Dee Kinkade
  • Reminder: Critical Thinking for the Initial Incident Commander ***Seats still available***Cost: $35Register:  http://ezregister.com/events/12680/Saturday March 7 & 8, 0800 - 1700 each dayInstructor: Stan Cooke Spokane Valley Fire Department, WA since 1981This 16 hour course is designed for the initial incident commander whether the student is a company officer or response chief.  On 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 IC when dealing with structure fires.All class attendees are welcome to an instructor meet & greet with Chief Stan Cooke and ...
    Posted by Dee Kinkade
  • ICS 300 Intermediate ICS & ICS-400 Advanced ICS Command and General Staff—Complex Incidents Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Management These courses are specifically targeted for Law Enforcement, Fire, EMS and Dispatch service and volunteer personnel.  Other authorized agencies may request student attendance but will only be confirmed on a first come first serve basis as seats are available. Confirmation for other agency attendance will not be received until March 27, 2015. Course Description: ICS 300 and 400ICS 300 - Intermediate ICS (Expanding Incidents & Supervisors) ICS 400 - Advanced ICS (Complex Incidents, Command & General Staff Date/Time: All dates must be attended to receive certificate of completion              ICS 300SaturdayApril 11th, 0800 - 1700SundayApril 12th, 0800 - 1700 ICS 400SaturdayApril 18th, 0800 - 1700 Target Audience:ICS 300: The target audience for ...
    Posted by Dee Kinkade
  • Successful Volunteer Firefighter Recruitment ***Seats still available***Successful Volunteer Firefighter RecruitmentMarch 6, 2015 7 pm - 9 pmRegister: http://ezregister.com/events/12682/Cost: $20Instructors: Capt Tad Buckingham Forest Grove Fire & Rescue & Lt Phil Duncan Cornelius Fire DepartmentAbout the class: Many volunteer fire departments are struggling to recruit volunteer firefighters for their departments. This class will help the volunteer coordinator enhance their volunteer firefighter program with proven methods for successful recruitment including, intern programs, volunteer incentives and a military veterans preference program. All class attendees are welcome to an instructor meet & greet with Chief Cooke and members of the volunteer firefighter program Saturday evening at McMenamins Grand Lodge from 6pm - 9pm.  Complimentary snacks and non-alcoholic beverages provided.  Alcoholic drinks may ...
    Posted by Dee Kinkade
  • 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 Feb 26, 2015, 3:26 PM 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
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