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News Release
DPSST Fire Policy Committee Meeting Scheduled - 05/16/18

For Immediate Release                                                        

May 16, 2018

Contact:           Mona Riesterer
                        (503) 378-2431


The Fire Policy Committee of the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training will hold a regular meeting at 9:00 a.m. on May 23, 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:

1.  Introductions

2.  *Minutes 

Approve minutes from the December 5, 2017 Fire Policy Committee meeting

3.  *Proposed Rule change OAR 259-009-0090

Presented by Jennifer Howald

4.  *Proposed Rule Changes for OAR 259-007-0010 & 259-009-0070

Presented by Jennifer Howald

5.  *Proposed Rule Change for OAR 259-009-0065

Presented by Jennifer Howald

6.  *Proposed Rule Change for OAR 259-009-0005, 250-009-0062 & 259-009-0080

Presented by Kayla Ballrot

7.  *Fincher, David DPSST #19135

Presented by Kayla Ballrot

8.  *McEwen, Cheyenne DPSST #36822  Jefferson County RFPD

Presented by Kayla Ballrot

9.  *Albright, Jeffrey DPSST #F33547 Hoodland RFPD

Presented by Kayla Ballrot

10. *Klope, Andrew DPSST #F36968 Tri city RFPD No. 4

Presented by Kayla Ballrot

11. *Harrison, Aron DPSST #22033 Lewis & Clark RFPD

Presented by Kayla Ballrot

12. *Dodenhoff, Kyle A.  DPSST #26245 Rogue Valley International Airport Fire District

Presented by Kayla Ballrot

13. *Poore, James T. DPSST #16053 Klamath County Fire District # 1

Presented by Kayla Ballrot

14.  Department Update

15.  Next scheduled FPC meeting – August 22, 2018


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 Fire Policy Committee 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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