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State Honors and Remembers 169 Fallen Fire Fighers - 09/21/17

The Oregon Fire Service Honor Guard and the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training hosted the 12th annual Oregon Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial today, Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 1 p.m. The ceremony was held at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem, Oregon.

Tim Moor, President of the Oregon Fire Chiefs Association, and Fire Chief of Redmond Fire & Rescue, was this year's guest speaker.

The Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial is a tribute to fire service professionals and their families who have made the ultimate sacrifice while protecting lives and property across the state.

The names on the memorial span more than a century of service. These are not just names of firefighters. They are the names of co-workers, fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, relatives, neighbors, co-workers and friends.

Each name on the memorial tells the story of the Oregon fire service. The memorial recognizes what is believed to be the first line of duty death in Oregon which occurred on August 16, 1891 when Firefighter James Reed of the Protection Engine Company #4 collapsed and died of a heart attack while pulling a hand-drawn fire engine to a blaze in Portland, Oregon.

Following the featured speaker, honor guard members read the names of Oregon's fallen, tolled a fire bell in their honor, and place two wreaths next to the memorial wall recognizing deceased career, volunteer firefighters who protect Oregon' communities, airports, and natural resources.

At the end of the ceremony, the U.S. flag was folded and placed at the memorial wall by the combined honor guard while "Amazing Grace" was played by the combined pipes and drums and a bugler playing the solemn notes of "Taps."

The Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial is a tribute to fire service professionals and their families who have made the ultimate sacrifice while protecting lives and property across the state.

The State memorial, which was established twelve years ago on the campus of the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem, honors 169 structural and wildland fire fighters, both career and volunteer. It also is a way to share with the families of the fallen that we will never forget.

While no names were added to the Oregon memorial this year, in a few weeks, thousands will gather at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland on October 7 -- 8, 2017 where the names of 67 firefighters who died in 2016 across the United States will be added during a solemn ceremony.

More information on the Oregon Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial and the names of the men and women it honors can be found online at: http://www.oregon.gov/DPSST/FC/FallenFireFighterMemorial.shtml

More information on the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation can be found at http://www.firehero.org

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State to Honor Fallen Fire Fighters (Photo) - 09/14/17

12TH ANNUAL OREGON FALLEN FIRE FIGHTERS MEMORIAL HONORS
169 OREGON MEN AND WOMEN

Please join the Oregon Fire Service Honor Guard and the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training as they host the 12th annual Oregon Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 1 p.m. The ceremony will be held at the Oregon Public Safety Academy, 4190 Aumsville Highway SE, Salem. We are honored to have Oregon Fire Chiefs Association President, and Fire Chief for Redmond Fire & Rescue, Tim Moor, as this year's guest speaker.

The Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial is a tribute to fire service professionals and their families who have made the ultimate sacrifice while protecting lives and property across the state.

Following the featured speaker, honor guard members will call out the names of Oregon's fallen, toll the fire bell in their honor and place two wreaths next to the memorial wall recognizing deceased career, volunteer and wildland fire fighters. The U.S. flag will be ceremonially folded and placed at the memorial wall as well. The event will end with a bagpipe tribute of "Amazing Grace," and a bugler playing the solemn notes of "Taps." If you have any questions regarding the Memorial, please contact Julie Olsen-Fink, Fire Certification Supervisor, at 503-378-2297 or by email at julie.olsen-fink@state.or.us.

DPSST's Director Eriks Gabliks said "The Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial is a tribute to fire service professionals and their families who have made the ultimate sacrifice while protecting lives and property across the state. The State memorial, which was established twelve years ago on the campus of the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem, honors 169 structural and wildland fire fighters, both career and volunteer. It also is a way to share with the families of the fallen that we will never forget."


More information on the Oregon Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial and the names of the men and women it honors can be found online at: http://www.oregon.gov/DPSST/FC/FallenFireFighterMemorial.shtml

More information on the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation can be found at
http://www.firehero.org

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Field Day NG 4 and 5
250 Additional Citizen-Soldiers and Citizen-Airmen Complete Wildland Firefighter Training at Oregon Public Safety Academy (Photo) - 09/12/17

At the request of the Oregon Department of Forestry, Governor Kate Brown mobilized 250 additional citizen-soldiers and citizen-airmen from the Oregon National Guard last week to support the state's coordinated wildfire suppression efforts under Operations Plan Smokey.

The 250 split into two smaller teams which each consist of 125 personnel and are known as NG-5 and NG-5. In all, more than 550 members of the Oregon National Guard have been activated this year by Governor Kate Brown at the request of the Oregon Department of Forestry to help support fire fighting efforts around the state both on the ground and in the air.

The Guard members completed their training this evening at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem. The training provided to the Oregon National Guard is the same training required of all public and private wildland firefighters. The training was delivered over four thirteen-hour days, instead of five, eight-hour days, so that the citizen-soldiers can join the fire lines sooner. The training was provided by the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST).

NG-4 will depart the Academy in Salem tomorrow morning to join the fire lines at the Chetco Bar Fire. NG-5 will standby as the fire assignment for this team has not been determined as of this date and time.

The request for assistance was made through an ongoing agreement the Oregon Military Department has with the Oregon Department of Forestry known as Operation Plan Smokey, which stipulates the details of how Oregon National Guard members will be utilized to assist in firefighting efforts. This agreement is reviewed annually by leadership of both agencies with training provided by DPSST at the Oregon Public Safety Academy once the Governor approves the activation of citizen-soldiers and citizen-airmen.

All five groups, deployed so far by Governor Brown, are made-up citizen-soldiers and citizen-airmen who have volunteered for this assignment to assist their neighbors and fellow Oregonians. National Guard personnel come from communities around the state.

Director Eriks Gabliks of the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training said "these dedicated citizen-soldiers and citizen-airmen, who have served us around the state and around the world, are eager and ready to assist their neighbors affected by wildfires around the state. They came together at the Academy from every corner of Oregon and leave as a unified team ready to help on the fire lines. We are very proud of them and were honored to train them for their wildfire suppression mission."

Updated information about the Chetco Bar fire is available at
https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5385/

For more information on Oregon Department of Forestry Fire prevention seek: http://www.oregon.gov/ODF/Fire/pages/FirePrevention.aspx, or contact Mr. Ken Armstrong, at 503-945-7420.

For more information on the Oregon National Guard's participation in this year's wildfire fighting efforts, contact the Oregon Military Department Public Affairs Office, at AGPA@mil.state.or.us or 503-584-3917

Academy Morning Colors Ceremony
Academy Morning Colors Ceremony
Oregon Public Safety Academy Remembers 9-11 (Photo) - 09/11/17

During the daily morning colors ceremony at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem, police officers attending basic training, joined by 250 citizen-soldiers and citizen-airmen of the Oregon National Guard attending wildfire training at the Academy, along with Academy staff started the day by honoring and remembering those impacted by the events of 9-11.

After the colors of our Nation, State, and the flag which recognizes our nation's Prisoners of War (POW) and those Missing in Action (MIA), were raised during this morning's ceremony, the following comments were made to the assembled group by DPSST Police Training Coordinator Curt Henckel.

"At the World Trade Center (WTC) in Lower Manhattan, 2,753 people were killed when hijacked American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175 were intentionally crashed into the north and south towers or as a result of the crashes. Of those who perished during the initial attacks and the subsequent collapses of the towers, 343 were New York City firefighters, 23 were New York City police officers and 37 were officers at the Port Authority.

At the Pentagon in Washington, DC, 184 people were killed when hijacked American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the building which is the headquarters of our nation's armed force.

Near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, 40 passengers and crew members aboard United Airlines Flight 93 died when the plane crashed into a field. It is believed that the hijackers crashed the plane in that location, rather than their unknown target, after the passengers and crew attempted to retake control of the flight deck.

The victims ranged in age from two to 85 years.

Governor Kate Brown has ordered flags at all public institutions throughout Oregon to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset today, Monday, Sept. 11 for Patriot Day.

In her order, Governor Brown said "The unfathomable events of Sept. 11, 2001, were tragic and shook our nation to its core. However, the resilience of Americans and faith in our nation's founding values gave way to a restored spirit of unity. In the face of new challenges, it is my hope we will again come together, as Oregonians and as Americans, to overcome our differences and work to build more inclusive communities where we all have the opportunity to fulfill our greatest potential."

We cannot, and will not, forget the thousands of lives lost, on 9-11 at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and on Flight 93.

We will not forget the countless lives lost of responders to the World Trade Center who have died because of their work to recover their fellow Americans and colleagues.

We will not forget the lives of our service members (Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard) who have died around the world as our nation responded to the events of 9-11.

Finally, we will not forget the family members of those we have lost.

In remembrance of those lost and to honor the first responders and families impacted by the events of Sept. 11, 2001, please join me in a moment of silence"

The Oregon Public Safety Academy and the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training are honored to a memorial dedicated to the events, victims, responders, co-workers, and family members of 9-11 prominently on display in the main atrium of the Academy.

We shall never forget!

Attached Media Files: Academy Morning Colors Ceremony
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Live Fire Training Advisory - Oregon Public Safety Academy - Salem / Operations Plan Smokey (Photo) - 09/07/17

From September 9 through 12, 2017, the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST)will be conducting live-fire training field burns at the Oregon Public Safety Academy at 4190 Aumsville Hwy SE, Salem, OR.

Note: People with breathing difficulties may need to take precautions. This should last from 5pm-9pm each day.

The live-fire training is part of the wildland firefighter training the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) and the Oregon Department of Forestry will be providing to 250 additional citizen-soldiers and citizen-airmen from the Oregon National Guard activated by Governor Kate Brown this week to support wildland firefighting efforts around the state. Over the last four weeks, more than 400 members of the Oregon National Guard have been activated by Governor Kate Brown to help support the state's comprehensive wildfire suppression strategy from the land and the air.

The request for assistance was made through an ongoing agreement the Oregon Military Department has with the Oregon Department of Forestry known as Operation Plan Smokey, which stipulates the details of how Oregon National Guard members will be utilized to assist in firefighting efforts. This agreement is reviewed annually by leadership of both agencies with training provided by DPSST at the Oregon Public Safety Academy once the Governor approves the activation of citizen-soldiers and citizen-airmen.

The training provided to the members of the Oregon National Guard is the same training that is required of all public and private wildland firefighters. Many people call this "red card" training. In order to dispatch our state's citizen-soldiers and citizen-airmen to the fire lines sooner, the training will be provided over four, 13-hour, days instead of the traditional five, eight hour day format. Training will include classroom, hands-on, and live fire training elements.

Attached Media Files: OMD Live Fire Training
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3rd National Guard Team Completes Wildfire Firefighter Training Ready for Fire Deployment (Photo) - 09/04/17

At the request of the Oregon Department of Forestry, Governor Kate Brown mobilized 125 additional citizen-soldiers and citizen-airmen from the Oregon National Guard last week to support the state's coordinated wildfire suppression efforts under Operations Plan Smokey.

This group, known as NG-3, is the third team activated this year by Governor Kate Brown at the request of the Oregon Department of Forestry to help support fire fighting efforts around the state.

The Guard members completed their training this evening at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem. The training provided to the Oregon National Guard is the same training required of all public and private wildland firefighters. The training was delivered over four thirteen-hour days, instead of five, eight-hour days, so that the citizen-soldiers can join the fire lines sooner. The training was provided by the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST).

This group will depart the Academy in Salem to join the fire lines at the Horse Prairie Fire on Tuesday morning, September 5, 2017.

The request for assistance was made through an ongoing agreement the Oregon Military Department has with the Oregon Department of Forestry known as Operation Plan Smokey, which stipulates the details of how Oregon National Guard members will be utilized to assist in firefighting efforts. This agreement is reviewed annually by leadership of both agencies with training provided by DPSST at the Oregon Public Safety Academy once the Governor approves the activation of citizen-soldiers and citizen-airmen.

All three groups, deployed so far by Governor Brown, are made-up citizen-soldiers and citizen-airmen who have volunteered for this assignment to assist their neighbors and fellow Oregonians. National Guard personnel come from communities around the state.

More than 400 members of the Oregon National Guard are currently supporting wildfire suppression efforts around the state, both on the ground and in the air.

Updated information about the Horse Prairie fire is available at
https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5540/

Updated information about the Chetco Bar fire is available at
https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5385/

For more information on Oregon Department of Forestry Fire prevention seek: http://www.oregon.gov/ODF/Fire/pages/FirePrevention.aspx, or contact Mr. Ken Armstrong, at 503-945-7420.

For more information on the Oregon National Guard's participation in this year's wildfire fighting efforts, contact the Oregon Military Department Public Affairs Office, at AGPA@mil.state.or.us or 503-584-3917

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NG 3 Gear Issue
Third Group of 125 Citizen-Soldiers and Citizen-Airmen Activated for State's Wildfire Fighting Efforts Arrive at Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem - 08/31/17

At the request of the Oregon Department of Forestry, Governor Kate Brown mobilized an additional 125 citizen-soldiers and citizen-airmen from the Oregon National Guard to help the state's wildfire suppression efforts under Operations Plan Smokey.

This group, known as NG-3, is the third team activated this year by Governor Kate Brown at the request of the Oregon Department of Forestry to help support fire fighting efforts around the state.

The Guard members arrived this afternoon at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem where they will receive their firefighting personal protective equipment this evening and wildland firefighter training from staff at the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) will begin tomorrow morning.

The training provided to the Oregon National Guard is the same training required of all public and private wildland firefighters. The training will be delivered over four long-days, instead of five, eight-hour days, so that the citizen-soldiers can join the fire lines sooner. The fire that this third group of Oregon National Guard members will work at is still to be determined by Oregon Department of Forestry personnel. This group will be ready to join the fire lines on Tuesday morning, September 5, 2017.

The request for assistance was made through an ongoing agreement the Oregon Military Department has with the Oregon Department of Forestry known as Operation Plan Smokey, which stipulates the details of how Oregon National Guard members will be utilized to assist in firefighting efforts. This agreement is reviewed annually by leadership of both agencies with training provided by DPSST at the Oregon Public Safety Academy once the Governor approves the activation of citizen-soldiers and citizen-airmen.

The first group of more than 100 citizen-soldiers and citizen-airmen (NG-1), deployed and trained earlier this month, was initially at the High Cascades Complex fire but was reassigned to the Horse Prairie Fire yesterday. The second group of 125 citizen-soldiers identified as NG-2 was activated last week, trained at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem for four long days, joined the fire lines at the Chetco Bar Fire in Brookings this morning.

All three groups are made-up citizen-soldiers and citizen-airmen who have volunteered for this assignment to assist their neighbors and fellow Oregonians. National Guard personnel come from communities around the state.

More than 400 members of the Oregon National Guard are currently supporting wildfire suppression efforts around the state, both on the ground and in the air.

Updated information about the Chetco Bar fire is available at
https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5385/

For more information on Oregon Department of Forestry Fire prevention seek: http://www.oregon.gov/ODF/Fire/pages/FirePrevention.aspx, or contact Mr. Ken Armstrong, at 503-945-7420.

For more information on the Oregon National Guard's participation in this year's wildfire fighting efforts, contact the Oregon Military Department Public Affairs Office, at AGPA@mil.state.or.us or 503-584-3917

Attached Media Files: NG 3 Gear Issue , NG 3 Arrival , NG 3 Arrival
DPSST Criminal Justice Management/Executive Certification Workgroup Meeting Scheduled - 08/31/17

For Immediate Release
September 5, 2017
Contact: Linsay Hale
503-378-2427


Notice of Regular Meeting
The Criminal Justice Management/Executive Certification Workgroup will hold a regular meeting on September 5, 2017 at 1:00. The meeting will be held in the DPSST, 4190 Aumsville Hwy SE, Salem, OR 97317. The meeting location is accessible to persons with disabilities. A request for an interpreter for the deaf or hearing impaired or for other accommodations for persons with disabilities should be made before the meeting by calling the contact listed above.

Teleconference:
Dial in: 888-273-3658
Participate Code: 4711910

If you dial-in for the meeting, please mute your phone unless you are addressing the group. Doing so will enable you to hear the meeting more effectively.

Agenda Items:

1. Introductions
2. Minimum Standards for Management/Executive Levels of Public Safety Certification
3. The Issuance, Management and Maintenance or Multi-Disciplined Certifications
4. Agency Rank Structures
5. Signature Authorities on F-Forms
6. The 9-Month Experience Requirement for Basic Certification
7. DPSST Retirement Cards


Administrative Announcement
This is a public meeting, subject to the public meeting law and it will be recorded. Deliberation of issues will only be conducted by Criminal Justice Management/Executive Certification Workgroup members unless permitted by the Chair. Individuals who engage in disruptive behavior that impedes official business will be asked to stop being disruptive or leave the meeting. Additional measures may be taken to have disruptive individuals removed if their continued presence poses a safety risk to the other persons in the room or makes it impossible to continue the meeting.


## Background Information on the DPSST ##

The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) operates the Oregon Public Safety Academy which spans more than 235 acres in Salem. The Academy is nationally recognized for its innovative training programs and active stakeholder involvement. Eriks Gabliks serves as the Director, and Sheriff Jason Myers of the Marion County Sheriff's Office serves as the Chair of the Board. The department implements minimum standards established by the Board for the training and certification of more than 40,000 city, tribal, county and state law enforcement officers, corrections officers, parole and probation officers, fire service personnel, telecommunicators, emergency medical dispatchers and private security providers.

DPSST provides training to more than 25,000 students each year throughout Oregon and at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem: certifies qualified officers at various levels from basic through executive; certifies qualified instructors; and reviews and accredits training programs throughout the state based on standards established by the Board.

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Op Plan Smokey Live Fire
Live Fire Training at Oregon Public Safety Academy (Photo) - 08/31/17

From September 1 through 7, 2017, the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST)will be conducting live-fire training field burns at the Oregon Public Safety Academy at 4190 Aumsville Hwy SE, Salem, OR.

Note: People with breathing difficulties may need to take precautions. This should last from 12pm-7pm each day.

The live-fire training is part of the wildland firefighter training the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) and the Oregon Department of Forestry are proving to 125 citizen-soldiers from the Oregon National Guard activated by Governor Kate Brown to support wildland firefighting efforts.

The request for assistance was made through an ongoing agreement the Oregon Military Department has with the Oregon Department of Forestry known as Operation Plan Smokey, which stipulates the details of how Oregon National Guard members will be utilized to assist in firefighting efforts. This agreement is reviewed annually by leadership of both agencies with training provided by DPSST at the Oregon Public Safety Academy once the Governor approves the activation of citizen-soldiers and citizen-airmen.

NG-2 Departure
NG-2 Departure
125 Citizen Soldiers Depart Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem for Chetco Fire and an Additional 125 Activated for Wildland Firefighter Deployment (Photo) - 08/30/17

125 additional Oregon National Guard members, activated by Oregon Governor Kate Brown to assist with ongoing firefighting efforts in southern Oregon, have completed their wildland firefighter "red card" training at the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST), in Salem, Oregon and departed the Oregon Public Safety Academy at 1100 am for the Chetco Fire near Brookings, Oregon.

This group, known as NG-2, is the second team activated this year by Governor Kate Brown at the request of the Oregon Department of Forestry to help support fire fighting efforts around the state. The first group of more than 100 citizen-soldiers and citizen-airmen (NG-1), deployed and trained last week, was initially at the High Cascades Complex fire but was reassigned to the Horse Prairie Fire today.

Governor Brown approved a third request from the Oregon Department of Forestry for activation of an additional 125 citizen-soldiers from the Oregon National Guard yesterday afternoon. This group will be known as NG-3 and will arrive at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem, Oregon on Thursday afternoon. Wildland firefighting equipment will be sized and issued to these personnel upon their arrival. This group will receive the same training class that all public and private wildland firefighters receive but over four long days of training, instead of the traditional five 8-hour day format. Training will include both classroom, hands-on, and live-fire training classes. The fire that NG-3 will be dispatched to on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 is still to be determined.

The Oregon National Guard has an ongoing agreement with the Oregon Department of Forestry known as Operation Plan Smokey, which stipulates the details of how Oregon National Guard members will be utilized to assist in annual firefighting efforts. This agreement is reviewed annually by leadership of both agencies.

The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) operates the Oregon Public Safety Academy, which spans more than 235 acres in Salem, Oregon. The academy is nationally recognized for its innovative training programs and active stakeholder involvement. DPSST implements minimum standards established by the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training for recruitment and training of city, county and state police, corrections officers, parole and probation officers, fire service personnel, emergency telecommunicators and private security providers. DPSST conducts public safety training throughout Oregon and at the central academy in Salem; certifies qualified officers at various levels from basic through executive; certifies qualified instructors; and inspects and accredits training programs throughout the state based on standards established by the board.

Updated information about the Chetco Bar fire is available at
https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5385/

Updated information about the Horse Prairie fire is available at
https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5540/

For more information on Oregon Department of Forestry Fire prevention seek: http://www.oregon.gov/ODF/Fire/pages/FirePrevention.aspx, or contact Mr. Ken Armstrong, at 503-945-7420.

For more information on the Oregon National Guard's participation in this year's wildfire fighting efforts, contact the Oregon Military Department Public Affairs Office, at AGPA@mil.state.or.us or 503-584-3917

For more information on their training, or to visit the DPSST, contact Mr. Eriks Gabliks, Director of the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training, at 503-378-2332.

370th Basic Police Class to Graduate from Oregon Public Safety Academy - 08/30/17

The Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) is pleased to announce the graduation of its 370th Basic Police Class.

The Basic Police Class is 16-weeks in length and includes dozens of training areas including survival skills, firearms, emergency vehicle operations, ethics, cultural diversity, problem solving, community policing, elder abuse, drug recognition, and dozens of other subjects.

Basic Police Class 370 will graduate at the Oregon Public Safety Academy at 4190 Aumsville Hwy SE in Salem, Oregon on Friday, September 8, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with a reception immediately following the graduation. Chief Steven Bartol of the Milwaukie Police Department will be the guest speaker.

The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training would like to invite you to join us in observing the ceremony and congratulating Basic Police #BP370 on their successful completion of basic training.

The graduating students appreciate the family, friends and guests who make graduation an appropriate conclusion to their basic training at the Oregon Public Safety Academy.

Graduating members of BP370:

Police Officer Manuel Amador
Salem Police Department

Police Officer Yuri Astorga
Hillsboro Police Department

Police Officer Anthony Boswell
St. Helens Police Department

Police Officer Kyle Chaquico
Bend Police Department

Police Officer Zachary Childers
Bend Police Department

Police Officer Judy Dan
Salem Police Department

Police Officer Caitlin Doshier
Bend Police Department

Police Officer Kolten Edwards
Scappoose Police Department

Police Officer Kyle Felix
Salem Police Department

Police Officer Duston Fender
Central Point Police Department

Police Officer Jarrod Flatau
Pilot Rock Police Department

Police Officer Tyler Fugate
Florence Police Department

Police Officer Brandon Hardy
Salem Police Department

Police Officer Joshua Hollaway
Warrenton Police Department

Police Officer Bryan Holman
Warm Springs Police Department

Police Officer Benjamin Hughes
Salem Police Department

Police Officer Brian Johnson
Milwaukie Police Department

Police Officer Sonia Lawrence
Salem Police Department

Police Officer Quinn Lindley
Hillsboro Police Department

Police Officer Zachary Lycett
Grants Pass Dept of Public Safety

Police Officer Cody Mabee
Eagle Point Police Department

Police Officer Michael Manns
Canby Police Department

Deputy Sheriff Jacob Mar
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

Police Officer Craig McClure
Redmond Police Department

Police Officer Sebastian Orr
Gladstone Police Department

Police Officer Jacob Patenaude
Hillsboro Police Department

Police Officer Zachary Phillips
Roseburg Police Department

Police Officer Zachary Pingel
Hillsboro Police Department

Police Officer Michael Sonday
Dallas Police Department

Deputy Sheriff Travis Stark
Umatilla County Sheriff's Office

Police Officer Tommy Thompson
Umatilla Tribal Police Department

Police Officer James Vial
Talent Police Department

Police Officer Colton Waker
Sherwood Police Department

Police Officer Cody Walton
Roseburg Police Department

Deputy Sheriff Samuel Willits
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

Police Officer Gabriel Wilson
Hood River Police Department

Police Officer Bethany Wittig
Sherwood Police Department

## Background Information on the DPSST ##

The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) operates the Oregon Public Safety Academy which spans more than 235 acres in Salem. The Academy is nationally recognized for its innovative training programs and active stakeholder involvement. Eriks Gabliks serves as the Director, and Sheriff Jason Myers of the Marion County Sheriff's Office serves as the Chair of the Board. The department implements minimum standards established by the Board for the training and certification of more than 40,000 city, tribal, county and state law enforcement officers, corrections officers, parole and probation officers, fire service personnel, telecommunicators, emergency medical dispatchers and private security providers.

DPSST provides training to more than 25,000 students each year throughout Oregon and at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem: certifies qualified officers at various levels from basic through executive; certifies qualified instructors; and reviews and accredits training programs throughout the state based on standards established by the Board.

Fire Shelter Training
Fire Shelter Training
Media Opportunity: Oregon National Guard Wildfire Training @ DPSST / 3 PM on Monday, August, 28, 2017 (Photo) - 08/27/17

125 additional Oregon National Guard members, activated by Oregon Governor Kate Brown to assist with ongoing firefighting efforts in southern Oregon, are being provided with wildland firefighting training at the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST), in Salem, Oregon.

This group, known as NG-2, is the second one activated by Governor Kate Brown at the request of the Oregon Department of Forestry this year to help support fire fighting efforts around the state. The initial group of 100 citizen-soldiers and citizen-airmen (NG-1) activated, and provided refresher training at DPSST last week, is currently on the fire lines of the High Cascades Complex Fire near Crater Lake.

NG-2, comprised of Citizen-Soldiers from Oregon Army National Guard units across the state, is scheduled to deploy to the Chetco Bar Fire near Brookings on Wednesday morning, August 30, 2017.

The media is invited to view their field training on Monday, August 28 at 3:00 p.m., at the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training, Oregon Public Safety Academy, located at 4190 Aumsville Highway, Salem, Oregon 97317.

The training provided to the Oregon National Guard is the same training required of all public and private wildland firefighters. Unlike NG-1 which was provided their initial training in 2015, NG-2 has no prior wildland firefighter training and as such is required to complete a week-long class before being deployed. The training is being delivered over four long-days, instead of five, so that the Oregon's citizen-soldiers can join the fire lines at the Chetco Bar Fire sooner.

The Oregon National Guard has an ongoing agreement with the Oregon Department of Forestry known as Operation Plan Smokey, which stipulates the details of how Oregon National Guard members will be utilized to assist in annual firefighting efforts. This agreement is reviewed annually by leadership of both agencies.

The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) operates the Oregon Public Safety Academy, which spans more than 235 acres in Salem, Oregon. The academy is nationally recognized for its innovative training programs and active stakeholder involvement. DPSST implements minimum standards established by the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training for recruitment and training of city, county and state police, corrections officers, parole and probation officers, fire service personnel, emergency telecommunicators and private security providers. DPSST conducts public safety training throughout Oregon and at the central academy in Salem; certifies qualified officers at various levels from basic through executive; certifies qualified instructors; and inspects and accredits training programs throughout the state based on standards established by the board.

Updated information about the Chetco Bar fire is available at
https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5385/

For more information on Oregon Department of Forestry Fire prevention seek: http://www.oregon.gov/ODF/Fire/pages/FirePrevention.aspx, or contact Mr. Ken Armstrong, at 503-945-7420.

For more information on the Oregon National Guard's participation in this year's wildfire fighting efforts, contact the Oregon Military Department Public Affairs Office, at AGPA@mil.state.or.us or 503-584-3917

For more information on their training, or to visit the DPSST, contact Mr. Eriks Gabliks, Director of the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training, at 503-378-2332.

Attached Media Files: Fire Shelter Training
Field Burn
Field Burn
Public Notice: Live Fire Training at Oregon Public Safety Academy (Photo) - 08/25/17

On August 25-29, 2017: the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST)will be conducting a live fire training field burn at the Oregon Public Safety Academy at 4190 Aumsville Hwy SE, Salem, OR. Note: People with breathing difficulties may need to take precautions. This should last from 12pm-7pm each day.

The live-fire training is part of the wildland firefighter training the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) and the Oregon Department of Forestry are proving to 125 citizen-soldiers from the Oregon National Guard activated by Governor Kate Brown to support wildland firefighting efforts.

The request for assistance was made through an ongoing agreement the Oregon Military Department has with the Oregon Department of Forestry known as Operation Plan Smokey, which stipulates the details of how Oregon National Guard members will be utilized to assist in firefighting efforts. This agreement is reviewed annually by leadership of both agencies with training provided by DPSST at the Oregon Public Safety Academy once the Governor approves the activation of citizen-soldiers and citizen-airmen.

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125 Citizen-Soldiers Arrive at Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem to Begin Wildland Firefighter Training (Photo) - 08/25/17

At the request of the Oregon Department of Forestry, Governor Kate Brown mobilized an additional 125 citizen-soldiers from the Oregon National Guard to help support the Chetco Bar fire response. This is in addition to the more than 100 citizen-airmen and citizen-soldiers activated earlier this month who are currently on the fire lines near Crater Lake.

The request was made through an ongoing agreement the Oregon Military Department has with the Oregon Department of Forestry known as Operation Plan Smokey, which stipulates the details of how Oregon National Guard members will be utilized to assist in firefighting efforts. This agreement is reviewed annually by leadership of both agencies with training provided by DPSST at the Oregon Public Safety Academy once the Governor approves the activation of citizen-soldiers and citizen-airmen.

"Our local and state responders, as well as nearby community members, are facing a very challenging fire in the Brookings area," Governor Brown said. "These additional resources are needed to prevent further harm. I thank these service members and their families for their sacrifice."

The Guard members arrived this afternoon at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem where they will receive their firefighting personal protective equipment and wildland firefighter training from staff at the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) and the Oregon Department of Forestry.

The training provided to the Oregon National Guard is the same training required of all public and private wildland firefighters. The training will be delivered over four long-days, instead of five, eight-hour days, so that the citizen-soldiers can join the fire lines at the Chetco Bar Fire sooner.

With the additional activation there are approximately 400 citizen-soldiers and citizen-airmen supporting Oregon's firefighting efforts. Oregon Army national Guard helicopters have dropped nearly 700,000 gallons of water to help contain what is the largest firefighting effort in the nation near Brookings spanning more than 102,000 acres.

Updated information about the Chetco Bar fire is available at
https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5385/

For more information on Oregon Department of Forestry Fire prevention seek: http://www.oregon.gov/ODF/Fire/pages/FirePrevention.aspx, or contact Mr. Ken Armstrong, at 503-945-7420.

For more information on the Oregon National Guard's participation in this year's wildfire fighting efforts, contact the Oregon Military Department Public Affairs Office, at AGPA@mil.state.or.us or 503-584-3917