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2015 OFIA Conference

    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!

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

  • Chief Ron Kanterman is Coming to the Rogue Valley for Two Excellent Training Opportunities The Rogue Interagency Training Association is excited to bring Chief Ron Kanterman to the Rogue Valley for two excellent Training Opportunities for Firefighter and Officer Development!R O N    K A N T E R M A N:About Ron: Ron entered the fire service in 1975 in Brooklyn, NY. He is currently Chief of the Wilton, CT Fire Department, and serves as Wilton's Deputy Emergency Management Director. He holds a BA in Fire Service Administration, an MS in Fire Protection Management, as well as a Master's Degree in Environmental Sciences. Ron teaches as a professor at various colleges, as well as the NationalFire Academy in Emmitsburg, MD. His written work has been published online, in ...
    Posted Oct 24, 2014, 1:16 PM by Dee Kinkade
  • Rick Lasky’s "Five Alarm Leadership: Real Leadership With Real People" Seminar Host: Columbia River Fire & RescueDate: Saturday, November 1, 2014Time: 8am-5pm.Location:  Scappoose High School AuditoriumContent: Five Alarm Leadership is a dynamic program that is designed to energize and motivate the people in your department to perform and excel in everything they do. This program outlines many of the common situations that fire departments and fire companies find themselves in and presents suggestions and solutions to those situations. Chief Lasky, a 30-plus year veteran of the fire service has experienced many of the challenges and hurdles that your fire department is facing. He has learned through his experience as a company grade officer, command-level officer, and executive officer, how to treat people, how to motivate ...
    Posted Oct 24, 2014, 1:10 PM by Dee Kinkade
  • Apparatus Equipped with Fire Pump Dates:   November 15-16, 2014            November 22-23, 2014Time:  8:00 am-5:00 pm each dayLocation:  Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue, 1400 W 8th ST, The Dalles, OR 97058  541-296-9445Cost:  $40.00.  Lunch and snacks provided all 4 daysRegister: http://columbiagorgetrainingassn.com/training.htmlThis 4 day class will cover all the requirements of NFPA Apparatus Equipped with Fire Pump (Pumper Operator) Each weekend will involve 1 day of classroom followed by 1 day of working with an assortment of apparatus, in different pumping evolutions.Instructor: Jim Whelan is the Training Chief for Hermiston Fire & Emergency Services and has been instructing this program extensively throughout Oregon. He brings a wealth of information and ...
    Posted Oct 24, 2014, 1:00 PM by Dee Kinkade
  • NFPA Apparatus with a Pump Where: Newport Fire DepartmentWhen: October 25th-26th, 2014 at 0800-1700 & November 8th-9th, 2014 at 0800-1700Cost: Non-COCTOA $50.00 COCTOA Members FreeMaximum of 20 students.Register at http://www.coctoa.orgLead Instructor: Engineer Andy Parker Newport FireApplies to: NFPA Apparatus Equipped with a Fire PumpCaptain Adam WilkinsonTraining OfficerCentral Oregon Coast Fire and Rescue(w) 541-563-3121(c) 503-806-4773
    Posted Oct 21, 2014, 12:12 PM by Dee Kinkade
  • Reminder: Fire Officer I Strategy and Tactics Fire Officer I Strategy and Tactics: (MICTO-P&D Equivalent)Host: Central Oregon Coast Training Officer AssociationInstructor: BC John Oliver from the Clackamas Fire DistrictApplies to: Fire Officer I and FGLWhere: Newport Fire DepartmentWhen: December 6-7 at 0800-1700Cost: COCTOA Members Free Non-COCTOA $80.00Maximum number of Students: 30Register at http://www.coctoa.orgBattalion Chief John OliverInstructor BIO: Chief Oliver has spent over 30 years in the Oregon Fire Service.  He is currently a Shift Battalion Chief for Clackamas Fire District #1 and operates a successful Fire Training and Education business for the past 10 years.  He presents locally, regionally and nationally on many topics drawing from his career ...
    Posted Oct 21, 2014, 12:03 PM by Dee Kinkade
  • Approaching Alzheimer's: Make Your First Response the Right Response Date: Nov. 4, 2014Time: 9 a.m. to noonLocation: Oregon Convention Center / 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. / Portland, OR 97232Cost: FreeTo register: Call 800-272-3900.Overview: In collaboration with Oregon Care Partners, the Alzheimer's Association Oregon Chapter is excited to offer "Approaching Alzheimer's," a free training program specifically geared toward first responders, on Nov. 4 at the Oregon Convention Center.  This important training program will help make first responders' jobs easier, keep them safer and give them strategies for working and dealing with community members who have Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. "Approaching Alzheimer's" is designed for law enforcement officers, paramedics, firefighters, disaster relief personnel and other first responders ...
    Posted Oct 21, 2014, 11:57 AM by Dee Kinkade
  • Washington State Hosts NFA Fire Cause Determination for Company Officers (N0811) Date:     March 16 - 21, 2015Time:     0800 - 1700Location: Raymond Fire Department /    212 Commercial Street  / Raymond, WA  98577Cost:     Free - Meals and lodging not providedClass Maximum: 30 students (minimum 20 students)Selection Criteria: Company officers, command/chief officers whose departments do not have a formalized fire investigation unit of responsibility.  Law enforcement and insurance personnel.Prerequisites:    ICS 100 level and ICS 200 level training.  Chief's signature attests that the applicant has completed this required training.ACE Recommendations: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in Fire Science or Arson InvestigationCourse Overview:  This 6-day course addresses the basic skills needed to conduct initial fire cause determinations.  Upon successful completion of this course, students ...
    Posted Oct 21, 2014, 11:49 AM by Dee Kinkade
  • Rules of Engagement for Safe Fire Service Training The North American Fire Training Directors (NAFTD), in partnership with the Safety, Health and Survival Section of the International Association of Fire Chiefs, have created and released Rules of Engagement for Safe Fire Service Training.  This was done to reduce and prevent the numbers of fire service injuries and deaths that occur during training.*RULES OF ENGAGEMENT FOR SAFE FIRE SERVICE TRAINING*1. Have a clear purpose for the training exercise and use a TRAINING PLAN with defined outcomes and learning objectives. Review the plan with all participants BEFORE training begins.2. Establish and maintain a clear chain of command during training. Designate a training incident commander/lead instructor. Don't let participants pull rank and compromise safety.3. Never ...
    Posted Oct 21, 2014, 11:47 AM by Dee Kinkade
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