Annual Business Meeting
March 20-24
Riverhouse - Bend, OR
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Class Descriptions

NFPA® Fire Inspector 1

This Fire Inspector training is designed to help participants prepare to take the Fire Inspector I certification exam. The NFPA Fire Inspector 1 certification is now Pro Board recognized. The program is based on the job requirements found in NFPA 1031: Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Inspector and Plan Examiner, 2014 Edition. The course will familiarize participants with:

  • The responsibilities of a fire inspector and the knowledge required to perform the job.
  • The use and application of NFPA codes and standards fire and life safety principles and how they are applied.
  • Requirements associated with the storage, handling and use of flammable and combustible liquids and gases.
  • Requirements associated with the storage, handling and use of hazardous materials requirements for fire alarm and suppression systems.

Questions? See our FAQ!

2015 IFC Flammable Liquid Storage Tanks

This seminar will discuss the requirements for underground and above-ground storage tanks for flam…mable and combustible liquids. Storage tanks for flammable and combustible liquids are used in a variety of applications. In the interest of personal safety, this class will take an in depth look at these applications and how to apply the codes to remain compliant.


2015 IFC Flammable Finishes

Participants will gain basic understanding of the hazards and the requirements… for various flammable finishing activities based on the provisions in the 2012 International Fire Code® (IFC), 2012 International Mechanical Code® (IMC), and the 2011 National Electrical Code®. During this training, participants will be listening to a lecture and viewing examples, as well as discussing sections of the IPC, that pertain to plumbing systems.


ICC Fire Code Plan Review

This course will address numerous provisions in the 2012 International Fire Code (IFC). Where the fire code contains requirements applicable to construction, design, operations, storage, use and handling that occur in a special occupancy, but that are not regulated specifically by the 2012 IFC. The course is intended to help Code Enforcement Officials responsible for plan review to identify those areas where plan review will include compliance with the IFC. Activities and discussions will further enhance participant learning.

Scientific Method for Middle School – A program to reduce the number of fires set by kids

Presenter: Rick Freier

Juveniles commit 44% of the arson fires in the U.S. As a fire investigator, I’ve dealt with kids that have burned their house down, deliberately lit themselves or another child on fire, and I’ve even seen the result of a child who accidentally lit himself on fire. This led me to develop my middle school program. Over the course of a classroom period, usually 55 minutes, I present the seven steps of the scientific method as defined in NFPA 921. My program goals:

  • Reduce the number of fires
  • Show the kids that science can be fun and that it is relevant in everyday life.

Since 2011 the program has developed and improved. Now an annual program, every student at seven middle schools participates in the program. Of the 5000+ kids I have seen in the program, only two has been caught playing with fire.

Senior Outreach – The Power of Partnerships

Presenter: James Resnick

The rise in the number of seniors living in Montgomery County, Maryland is unprecedented and expected to swell for the next 30 years. With this “Senior Tsunami”, the problem of fire safety and injury prevention for seniors has taken on a new level of urgency. Like nearly every other fire service organization in the country, we are challenged with budgeting and dealing with providing quality emergency services for our residents and visitors. The Senior Outreach and Education Program of the

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service has been successful in providing home safety checks and smoke alarms to senior citizens who otherwise have been unreachable through previous efforts.

Through CY2016, this program worked with 72 community organizations to provide a means of “getting our foot in the door” of these most vulnerable members of our population. “Senior Outreach – The Power of Partnerships” will describe our methodologies, process, obstacles, opportunities, and results.

Community Risk Reduction as a Credo for Your Fire Service Organization – More Than Just an Activity

Presenter: James Resnick

According to the Webster’s Dictionary, a CREDO is defined as an idea or set of beliefs that guides the actions of a person or group. What is the credo of your fire service organization? Is it stated in your mission statement? Is it written in gold leaf on the compartment doors of your apparatus? Is it practiced every day and every night of the year? Is it demonstrated in actions while in the station, on calls, in front of your elected officials, in the media?

  • Community Risk Reduction (CRR) as part of the culture of your organization
  • Adopting the cultural change necessary to make CRR successful
  • Partners on this CRR bandwagon
  • Measuring your progress

Community Risk Reduction for All Fire Departments (Yes, This Includes YOUR Department!)

Presenter: James Resnick

Career, Volunteer, and Combination Fire Departments generally serve different communities, and the Community Risk Reduction (CRR) needs are somewhat different for each community. How do we make sense and navigate these challenges?

A comprehensive, introspective risk assessment must be initiated. This is not as intimidating as it sounds.

  • Methods of strategizing and prioritizing risks in your community
  • Making the transition from a CRR plan to CRR implementation in your department

CRR By the Numbers; Taking Your Community Risk Reduction to the Next Level

Presenter: James Resnick

Capturing data…

  • Not as hard as you think
  • Strategies for making sense of what you’re doing in Community Risk Reduction
  • Now that I’ve got the CRR data, what do I do with it?
  • How to mine that data for the nuggets that can make a difference
  • Incorporating your CRR data with data from other sources:
  • Operations
  • Code Enforcement/Code Compliance
  • Hospitals
  • Other
  • Don’t forget about Accreditation and ISO Requirements
  • What benefit will an effective, comprehensive CRR program make to your rating?

Public Fire & Life Safety Educator Level I Course Description and Objectives

This course is designed to provide the necessary knowledge and skills for educators who are responsible for providing basic fire and life safety education to the community.   The course will meet the requirements of the NFPA Standard 1035 “Public Fire & Life Safety Educator Level I.”

The course consists of 14 contact hours.  The course includes units on Public Education in the Fire Services; Recordkeeping; Characteristics of Human Learning; Fire Basics for the Educator; Preventable Injury Basics for the Educator; Use of Media for Safety Awareness; Appropriate Use of Educational Materials; and the post-course homework assignment.

This course is intended for individuals providing fire and life safety education to the community.  Affiliation with a fire department is not required nor is a background in firefighting services.


  • Participants will gain an understanding of Public Education in the fire service.
  • Participants will recognize the importance of documentation and evaluation to ensure program goals are met.
  • Participants will gain awareness of the characteristics of human learning and how it differs from one individual/group to the next based on age, background, and other environmental influences.
  • Participants will learn the differences between the use and effects of different educational adjuncts and tools.
  • Participants will learn the basics of fire behavior and the outcomes of fire.
  • Participants will learn the basics of preventable mechanisms of injury and how to address the three “E’s” associated with injury prevention.
  • Participants will gain an understanding of the limits and capabilities of various educational materials.
  • Participants will prepare various products of the professional educator by completing a homework assignment in a timely manner.

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Administrative (Inspection) Warrants

Presenter: Scott Kline

This class will enable fire code officials to understand the process to obtain administrative warrants. Sometime in our professional careers we may run into individuals who do not want us to inspect or investigate the fire that took place at their commercial establishment. We have the authority and responsibility to conduct fire inspections and investigations under Oregon Revised Statues, Oregon Administrative Rules and the Oregon Fire Code. Far too often, as inspectors, we do not exercise the right to obtain an administrative warrant to ensure public fire and life safety. This is due to the fact that most fire code officials have no knowledge of the process to obtain a warrant.

Objectives for this presentation are to review the laws pertaining to obtaining an administrative warrant. Steps to complete serve and return an administrative warrant. This class will use both lectures and fictitious case studies for the student to understand the presentation content.


Course: Understanding, Applying & Enforcing NFPA 25

Presenter: Chase Browning

This highly interactive full-day seminar describes the requirements for properly maintaining a water- based fire protection system in accordance with NFPA 25, Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems. The seminar clearly describes the responsibilities for compliance and record keeping. It describes the specific scope of the standard, and identifies the various ways in which information related to changes in the system are handled. It describes the various Tables used in the standard, their specific purposes, and when to use which Tables. It involves the attendee in a significant number of exercises to describe various problems encountered, identify the proper section(s) of the standard that deals with it, and discuss how to deal with issues not covered by the standard that may still be encountered.

OSFM Plan of Cooperation

Presenter: Greg Davis

This course will describe the “Plan of Cooperation” that has been developed between local non-exempt fire jurisdictions and the Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal (OSFM). This plan addresses the resources and capabilities of local jurisdictions in the areas of fire prevention and fire investigation, and gives OSFM the information it needs to know the level of support it should provide. In this way, a formal framework can be established so gaps in services can be identified.

Insurance Service Offices as it Relates to Community Risk Reduction

Presenter: Greg Rogers

This course will cover the new impacts insurance premiums on homes and businesses have and how the new Community Risk Reduction components could reduce a department’s rating. We will also review what ISO uses to evaluate a fire department’s prevention programs and techniques for you to get the most benefit from your programs. Additionally, we will review the certification requirements that impact areas for your agency from ISO in the fire prevention field..