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News Release
DPSST NFPA Airport Fire Fighter Task Force Meeting Scheduled - 05/10/19

DPSST NFPA Airport Fire Fighter Task Force


For Immediate Release                                        

May 10, 2019

Contact:                Kayla Ballrot

Notice of Regular Meeting

The DPSST NFPA Airport Fire Fighter Task Force will hold a regular meeting at 1000 on May 15, 2019.  The meeting will be held in Conference Room A234. 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 number: 1-888-398-2342 and Access 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:

This is a guide. Depending on the decisions and direction of the Task Force, this agenda is subject to change at the discretion of the Chair and Task Force Members.

  • Meeting called to order at 0800                                                                      
  • Rules of Engagement
  • Establish the Chair and Vice Chair of the committee
  • Discussion identifying changes between the 2015 Edition of NFPA 1003 and the 2019 Edition of NFPA 1003     1.  Does the Task Force want to adopt the 2019 Editions into permanent Oregon Administrative Rule (OAR)?
  • Discuss NFPA Airport Fire Fighter Application for Certification
  • Discuss NFPA Airport Fire Fighter Task Book
  • Discuss NFPA Airport Fire Fighter Guide to Certification
  • Discuss OAR as related to NFPA 1003

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 NFPA Airport Fire Fighter 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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