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News Release
DPSST Fire Policy Committee Meeting Scheduled - 07/30/20

For Immediate Release                                        

July 29, 2020

Contact:  Mona Riesterer  
               (503) 378-2431

Notice of Regular Meeting

The Fire Policy Committee will hold a regular meeting at 9:00 a.m. on August 26, 2020.  The meeting will be held in the Boardroom at the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training located at 4190 Aumsville Hwy SE Salem, Oregon. 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. 

 The Fire Policy meeting will be live streamed on the DPSST Facebook page @ https://www.facebook.com/DPSSTOregon

Agenda Items:

1,  Introductions

2.  *Approval of June 9, 2020 Minutes  

3.  *Travis Ballard DPSST No. F28961; FPA Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator and NFPA Fire Fighter I

    Presented by Kayla Ballrot

4.  *Kyle Bryant DPSST No. F12984; First Responder Operations, Wildland Interface Fire Fighter, and NFPA Fire Fighter I

    Presented by Kayla Ballrot

5.  *Stephen Patione DPSST No. F39669; FPA Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator and NFPA Fire Fighter I

    Presented by Kayla Ballrot

6.  *Proposed Rule Changes for OAR 259-009-0065 – Time Extensions for Maintenance Recertification

     Presented by Jennifer Howald

7.  *Proposed Rule Changes for OAR 259-009-0087 – Review of Accreditation Agreements

    Presented by Jennifer Howald

8.  *Proposed Rule Changes for OAR 259-009-0059, 259-009-0115, 259-009-0120, 259-009-0125 and 259-009-0130 – Fire Service Professional Certification Denial and Revocation Standards and Process

    Presented by Jennifer Howald

9.  Department Update

10. Next Scheduled FPC Meeting – November 25, 2020   

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 Darren Bucich, Fire Chief of McKenzie Fire & Rescue, 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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