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    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!

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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. 


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  • Building a Diverse and Inclusive Emergency Service Host: Linn-Benton Fire Training Council ConferencePresenter:  Jona OlssonDate:  Saturday, September 27, 2014Time:  0900-1700 (0830 sign in)Location:  Linn-Benton Community College, Calapooia Center 2nd FloorCost:  Early Bird through August 31--$75; Sept. 1-15, $100Lunch:  Snacks and lunch are included in the costRegistration:  Pre-registration required--contact Aleta Fortier at (541) 917-4923Jona Olsson is the Chief of the Latir Volunteer Fire Department in New Mexico and provides justice training to fire and emergency service organizations and conferences in the U.S., Canada and the UK. (fire service programs). Jona has been a recent presenter for the IAFF (International Assn of Firefighters), IAFC (International Assn of Fire Chiefs), Fire Brigades Union ...
    Posted Jul 23, 2014, 3:37 PM by Dee Kinkade
  • The Fire Adapted Communities Coalition Releases the “Guide to Fire Adapted Communities” The Fire Adapted Communities Coalition (FACC) released the “Guide to Fire Adapted Communities” recently.  The Guide serves as a reference document for communities and local residents promoting fire adapted community concepts and roles each plan in preparedness.  The Guide offers recent case studies and outlines considerations local groups can take to increase awareness and affect change in local wildfire preparedness understanding.  The guide also provides actionable collaboration and outreach guidance, considerations for the surrounding environment, planning and regulatory approaches, neighborhood and home wildfire preparations, and references.  The FACC encourages everyone to learn about the roles they play in preparedness and steps that can be taken to work with fellow residents on the common threat of wildfire.Please visit the resource ...
    Posted Jul 23, 2014, 3:30 PM by Dee Kinkade
  • The National Fire Academy Managing Officer Program Website is Live The National Fire Academy's (NFA's) Managing Officer Program is a multiyear curriculum that introduces emerging emergency services leaders to personal and professional skills in change management, risk reduction and adaptive leadership. Acceptance into the program is the first step in your professional development as a career or volunteer fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) manager, and includes all four elements of professional development: education, training, experience and continuing education.READ MORE - Go To: http://www.usfa.fema.gov/nfa/managing_officer_program/index.shtm
    Posted Jul 23, 2014, 3:27 PM by Dee Kinkade
  • Training Video for Emergency Responders on Autism Awareness Temple University Institute on Disabilities Releases New Video - Autism and First Responders: Seeing Beyond the SmokeThe Institute on Disabilities at Temple University, in collaboration with Willow Grove Fire Company, Upper Moreland Police Department and Horsham Fire Company, has produced and just released the video, Autism and First Responders: Seeing Beyond the Smoke to help increase awareness of the unique issues presented by people with autism, and to inform fire fighters, police officers and other first responders on how to recognize signs of children and young adults with autism. Parents, family members, educators and others who support people with autism will also find valuable information in the video.The 20-minute video features a house fire scenario with suggestions on ...
    Posted Jul 23, 2014, 3:24 PM by Dee Kinkade
  • REVISED CLASS DAYS: IPSLEI Leadership Development Course Target Audience: Public safety supervisors or managers interested in developing their leadership skills.Sponsor: DPSST, Bend Police Department, Oregon State Sheriff's Association and Oregon Association Chiefs of PoliceWhen: Twenty (20) class days scheduled TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY of every other week beginning September 9th, 2014.Where: Bend PDCost: Student or student's agency must purchase books and study material (approx. $295.00)Instructor:  Many different instructors from public safety will facilitate this courseTo Register: Complete a Regional Training Registration Application available at: http://www.oregon.gov/dpsst/RT/docs/REG.COURSE.APPLICATION.2014.pdf Submit application, a letter of interest from the applicant, and nomination letter from agency head or designee to: Steve Winegar, DPSST, 4190 Aumsville ...
    Posted Jul 15, 2014, 10:36 AM by Dee Kinkade
  • Ethanol Emergency Course Date: September 23, 2014Location: Bend Fire & Rescue Training Center, 63377 Jamison Rd, Bend, OR 97701Course Goal: Upon the successful completion of this course, participants will have knowledge related to ethanol and ethanol-blended fuels, including their use, chemical and physical characteristics, transportation, firefighting techniques, effects on the environment, and basic clean-up operations.Course OverviewModule 0: IntroductionModule 1: Ethanol and Ethanol-Blended FuelsModule 2: Chemical and Physical Characteristics of Ethanol and Hydrocarbon FuelsModule 3: Transportation and Transfer of Ethanol-Blended FuelsModule 4: Storage and Dispensing LocationsModule 5: Fire Fighting Foam Principles and Ethanol-Blended FuelModule 6: Ethanol-Blended Fuel EmergenciesModule 7: Tank Farm and Bulk Storage Fire Incidents$65 – Includes ...
    Posted Jul 15, 2014, 10:33 AM by Dee Kinkade
  • Central Oregon Safety and Health Conference Launch Safety & Health to Greater Heights Central Oregon Safety and Health ConferenceClass: Launch Safety & Health to Greater HeightsLocation: The Riverhouse - Bend, OregonDate: September 24 & 25, 2014Keynote by Colonel Mike Mullane retired pilot and Space Shuttle astronaut Speaking on: Stopping Normalization of DevianceThis event helps your organization improve workplace safety and health performance. Topics include information for all experience levels.Topics/tracks for Fire Service include:* MRSA: A Killer Still Lurks* Stress First Aid* Post-Traumatic Stress* Firefighter Regulations* Death in the Workplace* Life Outside Oregon OSHA's Firefighter Rules * Workplace Safety Roundtable for Emergency Services - With Keynote SpeakerRegistration opens in mid-July. Cost to attend: $45-$180More information available at: www.regonline.com/central_oregon14Questions? Contact the Conference ...
    Posted Jul 15, 2014, 10:25 AM by Dee Kinkade
  • University of Texas Health Research: Obese US Firefighters Report Receiving No Weight Advice from their Health Provider More than 70% of US firefighters are overweight or obese (1), exceeding the national average for adults (2,3). Obesity is a major threat to firefighter health and safety and is associated with an increased risk of job-related disability (4,5), high blood pressure (2), and cardiovascular disease (6). National guidelines recommend that health care professionals (HCPs) consider the body mass index (BMI, weight in kilograms divided by the square of height in meters) of all patients and advise patients who are overweight (25.0-29.9 kg/m2) and obese (≥30.0 kg/m2) to reduce their weight (7,8). Guidelines also recommend that HCPs counsel people with obesity-related comorbidities on the importance of maintaining a healthy ...
    Posted Jul 15, 2014, 10:24 AM by Dee Kinkade
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