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DPSST Wildland Task Force Meeting Scheduled - 03/13/18

For Immediate Release
March 13, 2018
Contact: Kayla Ballrot
(503) 378-2596 or kayla.ballrot@state.or.us
The Wildland Task Force will hold a meeting at 9:00 a.m. on March 14, 2018. The meeting will be held in the Boardroom at the Oregon Public Safety Academy located at 4190 Aumsville Hwy SE, Salem, Oregon. The meeting location is accessible to persons with disabilities. A request for an interpreter for the hearing impaired or for other accommodations for persons with disabilities should be made before the meeting by calling the contact listed above.

Dial-in number: 888-398-2342 and Participant code: 4256088

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:
* Welcome and introductions
* Rules of engagement
* DPSST to explain the process for FPC and the Board
* Establish the Chair and Vice Chair of the committee
* Discuss currently adopted PMS 310-1 and recent updates
* Discuss PMS 901-1
* Discuss Skills Crosswalk
* Review current application and create updated application
* Review current Guide to Certification and create updated Guide to Certification
* Review OAR's
* Final discussion/questions

This is a public meeting, subject to the public meeting law and it will be recorded. Deliberation of issues will only be conducted by Task Force 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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