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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

  • Umatilla County Hosts Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) When: 9/28/15 to 10/2/15Where: Umatilla Co. Justice Center, PendletonHours Each Day:  8:00 am-5:00 pm (40 total hours)Cost:  Free!!!Target Audience:  First Responders, Law Enforcement, Corrections Officers, Community Corrections, 9-1-1Instructors:  Instructors representing the fields of Law Enforcement, Corrections, and Mental HealthThis important course focuses on the field of law enforcement and its role in the mentally ill, drug or alcohol afflicted and aging communities.  The information, tools and resources presented are designed to enhance first responder response and reduce the overall risk of injury or life.To register of for more information please contact Mary Elsethagen MS, LPC | McNary Place Administrator melsethagen@lifeways.org | Lifeways Inc. | www ...
    Posted by Dee Kinkade
  • 2016 Oregon Fire Prevention Workshop Date: February 17-19, 2016Location: Kah-Nee-Ta Resort & Spa, Warm Springs, OregonKah-Nee-Ta Resort & Spa is located on the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Reservation in Central Oregon. The workshop will provide structural and wildland fire prevention and safety educational sessions, and networking opportunities.During your free time, you can enjoy the amenities which include a hot springs swimming pool equipped with water slides, a children's wading pool, tennis and basketball courts, hiking trails, miniature golf, an 18-hole golf course, and a full service spa, all of which are available in the winter months. A few different dining venues offer flexibility for workshop attendees, and the Indian Head Casino is just 12 miles away ...
    Posted by Dee Kinkade
  • NW Association of Fire Trainers presents Metro Fire Officers Academy I Dates: September 14-18, 2015  &  October 12-16, 2015Hours: 0800-1700 each dayWhere: Clackamas Fire TC, 15990 SE 130th Ave., Clackamas, OR 97015Tuition: $475*Limited to 40 studentsOverview:Academy AccreditationUpon successful completion of the Academy, students will have met or exceeded all requirements for NFPA 1021 Fire Officer I (4.2-4.7). In addition to this class students are required to be a Firefighter 2 and have instructor 1 in order to be certified as a Fire officer 1.Attendance RequirementsStudent must make the commitment to attend all 10 days in order to receive a certificate of completion.Academy Outline4.2 Leadership I & II : Chief John Nohr4.2 Situational Leadership: Chief ...
    Posted by Dee Kinkade
  • ICS-300: Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents & ICS-400: Advanced ICS Hosted by:  FEMA/TEEX/Portland Airport Fire RescueICS-300: Intermediate ICS for Expanding IncidentsMGT-347:  Incident Command Systems Forms ReviewDate:  January 26-28 2016Prerequisites: ICS-100 and ICS-200, IS-700, IS-800Audience:  This course is intended for individuals who may assume a supervisory role in expanding incidents or Type 3 incidents.ICS-400: Advanced ICSDate:  February 24-25 2016Prerequisites: ICS-100, ICS-200, ICS-300, IS-700 and IS-800Audience:  The target audience for this course is senior personnel who are expected to perform in a management capacity in an area command or multi-agency coordination entity.Course Location:  Portland Airport Fire & Rescue, 5250 NE Marine Dr., Portland, Oregon 97218Cost ...
    Posted Jul 27, 2015, 4:09 PM by Dee Kinkade
  • NHTSA EMS Webinar July 28: EMS Data to Improve Care Using Data to Improve EMS Systems of Care - EMS FOCUS webinar hosted by NHTSA's Office of EMSData collection and use continues to be an important topic within EMS, across agencies and systems and at the local, state and national level.  NHTSA's Office of EMS will host a roundtable discussion to address how EMS systems use data to benchmark performance and guide quality improvement efforts to provide better care for patients and communities.  The panelists will also address the significant quantity of EMS data and how both national and local data sets allow different opportunities for tracking performance over time.   Speakers: Alex Garza, MD, MPH; N. Clay Mann, PhD, MS; Nick Nudell, MS, NRP; and Noah Smith, MPH ...
    Posted Jul 27, 2015, 4:02 PM by Dee Kinkade
  • Save the Date: 2016 OFIA Conference When: April 28-30, 2016Where: Cottage Grove, OregonHost Site: Village Green ResortHosted by: South Willamette Fire Training Association (SWFTA) and South Lane County Fire & RescueGolf at Middlefield Golf Course on Wednesday, April 27, 2016. There will be a conference registration discount for both individuals and qualified regional members.More details to follow.
    Posted Jul 27, 2015, 3:49 PM by Dee Kinkade
  • Oregon EMS Conference 2015 Register NOW for the Oregon EMS Conference 2015!Registration is now open for the Oregon EMS Conference 2015.  This year’s conference promises to have something for every level of provider. NEW this year, following the Friday Night Awards Ceremony, meet and socialize with other EMS providers while listening and dancing to the high energy music of Countryfied. Countryfied has been entertaining audiences of all sizes and ages for over twenty years. Credited with four albums, and seen in concert with such greats ranging from Merle Haggard, Billy Ray Cyrus, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Starship and many more. This event is open to all conference attendees and their guest.You will find the conference brochure and registration link online www ...
    Posted Jul 1, 2015, 12:16 PM by Dee Kinkade
  • NVFC Volunteer Department Wellness Program Support Health and wellness of firefighters is an important part of a volunteer department's safety program. Heart attack, obesity, and cancer rates continue to be a concern.These are almost always preventable health issues, and department leadership can support their firefighters by developing health and wellness programs.For departments who don't yet have an active health and wellness program but feel they need to start one, there may be help. Through a Research and Development grant by FEMA, a project is in the works to test an online wellness program, and they need volunteer departments interested in creating a wellness program.This program is offered at no cost. Departments will be visited by the project team several times to ...
    Posted Jun 23, 2015, 10:22 AM by Dee Kinkade
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