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National Fire Service Safety Stand Down 2018:Be Aware -- Get Checked / Focus on Firefighter Medical/Physicals - 06/14/18

The National Fire Service Safety Stand Down takes place June 17-23. This year’s them focuses on understanding, implementing and monitoring a comprehensive annual medical/physical for firefighters and navigating the Road Map to Firefighter Health and Wellness.

Firefighters face many health risks, such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes and PTSD, and early detection through annual medical evaluations and physicals saves lives. Safety Stand Down resources and materials will increase awareness among firefighters of how to educate their physicians on risks, where to go for the latest information on the IAFC occupational hazard profile and how to access available resources about annual medicals/physicals.

This important event allows everyone to refresh or learn new skills and techniques based on today’s research into firefighter annual medicals/physicals. Firefighters have a responsibility to be fit and ready to answer the call, and this year’s Safety Stand Down aims to provide the tools to make that happen and reduce line-of-duty deaths.

Agencies in Oregon, and across the country, are encouraged to suspend all non-emergency activities during the week of June 17-23 in order to focus on training and education related to this year’s theme. An entire week is provided to ensure all shifts and personnel can participate. Topic information, training materials and videos will be available at SafetyStandDown.org, the official website for the Safety Stand Down event.

The Safety Stand Down is coordinated by the IAFC Safety, Health and Survival Section and the NVFC, and it’s supported by national and international fire and emergency service organizations, including the NFPA.  The Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) is active in sharing this important information with more than 300 career and volunteer fire service agencies around the state.

DPSST's Director Eriks Gabliks said "Oregonians are protected by more than 12,000 career and volunteer fire fighters around the state.  Many Oregon fire departments and fire protection districts have participated in the National Fire Service Safety Stand-down every year.  Previous years have focused on training topics and reviews of policies and procedures.  This year's theme is more personal, Be Aware – Get Checked.  The importance of medical evaluations, on-going physicals, and behavioral health cannot be understated.  The physical and emotional health and wellness of our first responders is paramount. Sadly a recent USA Today article showed the tragic impact suicides are having on our law enforcement officers and firefighters around our nation" https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2018/04/11/officers-firefighters-suicides-study/503735002/

Local contacts: Oregon Fire Chiefs Association Safety & Health Section https://oshs.ofca.org/

 

 

ACOEM Hands On Day
ACOEM Hands On Day
DPSST Hosts Training for Doctors and Medical Professionals who Evaluate and Help Firefighters and Law Enforcement Officers (Photo) - 06/10/18

On June 9-10, 2018, the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) hosted a two-day class over the weekend at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem.  More than three-dozen medical professionals from Oregon, Washington and Canada (Royal Canadian Mounted Police - Headquarters - Ontario) who conduct medical examinations of law enforcement officers and firefighters were in attendance. 

The training class was offered by the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine’s (ACOEM) Public Safety Medicine Section in partnership with the Oregon Fire Chiefs Association Safety and Health Section and DPSST.

The instructors for the course were ACOEM physicians/faculty who helped author the ACOEM Guidelines for the Medical Evaluation of Law Enforcement Officers and also included physicians/co-authors of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA 1582), the Standard for the Medical Evaluation of Firefighters.

This two-day workshop offered state-of-the-art training in applying the guidelines and standards currently used for conducting post-offer, return-to-work, disability, or annual examinations of law enforcement officers (LEOs) and fire fighters. While the program's focus is clinical, the course was also included and benefited public safety administrators, risk managers, and others who want and need a better understanding of how their health care partners make their medical judgment determinations.

On Sunday morning, a four-hour hands-on interactive session was held for participants so they could learn for public safety professionals in the field, learn about specialized assignments (SWAT, K-9, Bomb Squad, Haz-Mat), and also to try on police/fire gear.  DPSST was joined by members of the Oregon State Police Explosives Team, City of Salem Police Department K-9 Unit, Marion County Sheriff's Office SWAT Team, and the City of Salem Fire Department Haz-Mat Team who shared their specialized work and equipment with attendees.

This is the third time the two-day class has been offered in North America and the first time it has been held on the West Coast.

DPSST's Director Eriks Gabliks said "DPSST is honored to be able to host this important training class.  The health and wellness of our law enforcement officers and firefighters is paramount for each of our partner agencies.  The more their medical providers know about the work and equipment their members do and use, the better they can evaluate and assist when medical conditions occur that may impact their health and safety."

Topics covered during the class included Essential Job Functions, Hypertension, Vision/Hearing, Coronary Artery Disease, Initial Examinations, Coronary Heart Disease and Presumptive Laws, Arrhythmias, Pacemakers, and IACDs, Periodic and Fitness-for-Duty Examinations,Cancer, Medications, Diabetes, Pregnancy, Seizures, Asthma, Musculoskeletal, Infectious Disease, Psych, Substance Abuse, Sleep, Wellness, and others.

# Background Information about the Board and Department #

The Board consists of 24 members representing city, county and state public safety professionals representing each of the disciplines (police, fire, 9-1-1, corrections, private security), and a private citizen appointed by the Governor. The current Board Chair is Sheriff Jason Myers of the Marion County Sheriff's Office. The Board includes administrators as well as non-management representatives from statewide organizations. The Board represents more than 42,000 public and private safety professionals and establishes minimum standards for the training and certification of city, county and state police officers, corrections officers, parole and probation officers, fire service personnel, telecommunicators, emergency medical dispatchers, OLCC regulatory specialists, criminal justice instructors and private security providers, private investigators and polygraph examiners. The Board is supported by five policy committees and a number of advisory and sub-committees representing the public and private safety disciplines. These bodies provide technical expertise and serve as vital links to public and private safety organizations. The Board operates in close partnership with the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST).

The DPSST implements minimum standards established by the Board for training and certification of public and private safety providers. DPSST provides training to more than 20,000 students each year throughout Oregon and at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem and certifies qualified professionals at various levels from basic through executive. Eriks Gabliks serves as the Director of DPSST.

IPSLEI Class Photo 2018
IPSLEI Class Photo 2018
Public Safety Leaders Complete 160-hour Course at Oregon Public Safety Academy (Photo) - 06/07/18

Twenty public safety leaders successfully completed the International Public Safety Leadership and Ethics Institute program (IPSLEI) on May 31st at the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) in Salem.

The IPSLEI program consists of four modules designed to lead the student on a learning journey about exercising leadership. Through a variety of learning methodologies, the leadership development course covers written case studies, video case analysis, and interactive learning processes. Each module is more than 40 hours of facilitated learning and eight hours of practicum. The class met two days every other week over the last four months.  

The four program modules are: Developing a Personal Philosophy of Leadership and Ethics, Leadership, Organizational Leadership, and Ethics and the Challenge of Leadership.

IPSLEI was developed to bring the concepts of leadership and ethics to the forefront of an individual’s career, rather than waiting until a person is promoted into a supervisory position.

The program is based on the belief that one need not be a supervisor or manager to understand leadership principles and contribute to the leadership process. A cornerstone of the program is that effective leadership skills and influences are needed at all levels of the organization and graduates of the program will become the future leaders of public safety entities in Oregon.

DPSST's Director Eriks Gabliks said "DPSST offers this class on an on-going basis to help develop current, and future, public safety leaders in Oregon.  With more than a thousand officers planning to retire in the next three years we need to recruit new officers to fill entry-level positions and develop current officers, and our future leaders, who will be filling command positions being vacated by seasoned personnel retiring from leadership postions.  Those interested in current law enforcement openings in Oregon should go to OregonPoliceJobs.com to see agencies looking for men and women looking to serve their communities. This was a great class ready to serve their co-workers, agencies, and communities." 

Class Graduates Include:

Baldwin, Kenneth / DOC - Columbia River
Bechdolt, Andrew / DPSST
Daniel, Jack / Klamath Falls Police Dept.
Davis, Jared / University of Oregon Police Dept.
Griffin, Chadd / Central Point Police Dept.
Kandratieff, Pete / Clackamas Community College Public Safety
Killion, Billy / DOC - Powder River
Logue, Scott / Central Point Police Dept.
Martin, Julie / DOC - Shutter Creek
Montes, Dawn / Washington Co. Community Corrections
Phillips, Matt / Clatsop Co. Sheriff's Office
Phillips, Chris / University of Oregon Police Dept.
Pine, Thomas / Bend Police Dept.
Reynolds, Rob / Klamath Falls Police Dept.
Rose, Tabitha / Lane Co. Parole/Probation
Stahl, Brian / Corvallis Police Dept.
Sullivan, Kevin / Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal
Wade, Jason / University of Oregon Police Dept.
Walter, Jed / Lane Co. Parole/Probation
West, Evan / Oregon Judicial Marshal

Attached Media Files: IPSLEI Class Photo 2018
Beaverton PD Officer Anthony Bastinelli and his K-9 partner Rizzo
Beaverton PD Officer Anthony Bastinelli and his K-9 partner Rizzo
DPSST Hosts Oregon Public Safety Chaplains Academy (Photo) - 06/07/18

The Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) is pleased to host the first-ever Oregon Chaplains Academy this week at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem.

This week-long training opportunity is supported by the Department of Public Safety & Standards, Federation of Fire Chaplains, International Conference of Police Chaplains, Oregon Chiefs of Police Association, Oregon Fire Chiefs Association, and Oregon State Sheriff’s Association. 

Instructors are Chaplains from various Oregon public safety agencies. More than three-dozen chaplains from public safety agencies around the state are enrolled in the class.

DPSST's Director Eriks Gabliks said "DPSST is honored to host this first-ever academy-based training course for public safety chaplains in Oregon.  Public safety chaplains work with law enforcement, fire-rescue, 9-1-1, and corrections agencies around the state, 24 hours a day, and play an essential role in providing support to public safety personnel and residents in the communities they serve."

Topics covered during the week-long class include: First Responder Injury & Death, Death Notifications, Officer Involved Shootings, Stress First Aid, Suicide Prevention & Intervention, Confidentiality & Legal Liability, Orientation to Fire Equipment, Orientation to Law Enforcement Equipment, Substance Abuse, First Responder Chaplaincy, Beginning a Chaplaincy, First Responder Families, Responding to a Crisis, Chaplain & First Responder Safety, Physiology of Trauma, Critical Incident Stress Management, Ethics, Sensitivity & Diversity, Incident Command System Overview, Forensics & Crime Scene Basics, Ride Along Procedures, Ceremonies, and many more.

https://oregonchaplainsacademy.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Basic-Curriculum-Trifold.pdf5_.15.18.1.pdf

DPSST Telecommunications Curriculum Committee Meeting Scheduled - 05/24/18

For Immediate Release                                          

May 24, 2018

Contact:              Sara Stewart     
                              503-378-2424

Notice of Regular Meeting

The Basic Telecommunications Curriculum Committee will hold a regular curriculum meeting at 10:00-15:00 on June 27, 2018.  The meeting will be held in the conference room A234 at DPSST. 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. 

Agenda Items:

  • Instructional Materials Review
    • Collaborative Revision and Development
  • Program Schedule
    • Review and Finalize
  • Instructor/Facilitator Development

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 DPSST Telecommunications Curriculum Committee 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.

BPSST Fire Policy Committee Holds Quarterly Meeting Recommends Actions Against Six Firefighters - 05/23/18

The Fire Policy Committee of the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training (BPSST) held its quarterly meeting this morning, May 23, 2018.  The meeting was held in the Victor G. Atiyeh Boardroom at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem, Oregon.

To increase the public's trust, the Oregon legislature mandates the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training establish minimum standards that are required to be met and maintained by Oregon's providers of public safety, including police officers, corrections officers, parole and probation officers, telecommunicators (9-1-1), emergency medical dispatchers, public safety instructors, and OLCC regulatory specialists.   Fire service standards for training and certification are voluntary with more than 80% of the fire departments and fire protection districts in Oregon participating in the state system.  The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) is responsible for certifying public safety professionals who meet all of the Board-established standards, and for denying, suspending or revoking the certification of those who do not meet or fall below these standards. The Fire Policy Committee provides input and guidance to the Board on certification and training standards for more than 13,000 men and women who serve as career and volunteer firefighters around the state.

Professional Standards Cases Note: The below actions are recommendations that are being made to the BPSST. The BPSST has final authority to affirm or overturn any recommendation. All individuals have the will be afforded due process before any BPSST/DPSST action is final, which includes the ability to request a contested case hearing.

Agenda Items Included

Proposed Rule change OAR 259-009-0090 - Approved

Proposed Rule Changes for OAR 259-007-0010 & 259-009-0070  - Approved

Proposed Rule Change for OAR 259-009-0065 - Approved

Proposed Rule Change for OAR 259-009-0005, 250-009-0062 & 259-009-0080 (Wildland Interface Firefighter Update) - Approved

Fincher, David DPSST #19135 Not currently affiliated with a fire agency  - This was an informatonal item for the Fire Policy Committee.  The Committee did not need to take action as the incident is Measure 11 crime which will trigger the mandatory revocation process.

McEwen, Cheyenne DPSST #36822  Jefferson County RFPD  - The Fire Policy Committee is recommending that the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training deny the application for certification for two years.

Albright, Jeffrey DPSST #F33547 Hoodland RFPD – The Fire Policy Committee is recommending that the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training deny the application for certification for three years.

Klope, Andrew DPSST #F36968 Tri city RFPD No. 4 – The Fire Policy Committee is recommending that the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training to revoke certification for 39 months.

Harrison, Aron DPSST #22033 Lewis & Clark RFPD – The Fire Policy Committee is recommending that the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training deny the request for certification, and revoke current certifications, for 36 months.

Dodenhoff, Kyle A.  DPSST #26245 Rogue Valley International Airport Fire District – The Fire Policy Committee is recommending that the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training to deny the application request, and revoke current certifications, for 19 months.

Poore, James T. DPSST #16053 Klamath County Fire District # 1 – The Fire Policy Committee is recommending that the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training deny the application request, and revoke current certifications, for 24 months.

The next scheduled meeting of the Fire Policy Committee is August 22, 2018 at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem.

# Background Information about the Board and Department #

The Board consists of 24 members representing city, county and state public safety professionals representing each of the disciplines (police, fire, 9-1-1, corrections, private security), and a private citizen appointed by the Governor. The current Board Chair is Sheriff Jason Myers of the Marion County Sheriff's Office. The Board includes administrators as well as non-management representatives from statewide organizations. The Board represents more than 42,000 public and private safety professionals and establishes minimum standards for the training and certification of city, county and state police officers, corrections officers, parole and probation officers, fire service personnel, telecommunicators, emergency medical dispatchers, OLCC regulatory specialists, criminal justice instructors and private security providers, private investigators and polygraph examiners. The Board is supported by five policy committees and a number of advisory and sub-committees representing the public and private safety disciplines. These bodies provide technical expertise and serve as vital links to public and private safety organizations. The Board operates in close partnership with the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST).

The DPSST implements minimum standards established by the Board for training and certification of public and private safety providers. DPSST provides training to more than 20,000 students each year throughout Oregon and at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem and certifies qualified professionals at various levels from basic through executive. Eriks Gabliks serves as the Director of DPSST.

378th Basic Police Class to Graduate from Oregon Public Safety Academy - 05/22/18

The Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) is pleased to announce the graduation of its 378th 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 378 will graduate at the Oregon Public Safety Academy at 4190 Aumsville Hwy SE in Salem, Oregon on Friday, June 8, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with a reception immediately following the graduation.  Chief Tighe O’Meara of the Ashland Police Department will be the 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 #BP378 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 BP378:

Police Officer Fabrizzio Avila          

OHSU University Police

 

Police Officer Nathan Banfi 

Portland Police Bureau

 

Police Officer Charlie Berry 

Port of Portland Police Department

 

Deputy Sheriff Chandler Bolton       

Linn County Sheriff's Office

 

Police Officer Gregory Bunker         

Nyssa Police Department

 

Police Officer Aaron Carlton

OHSU University Police

 

Police Officer Nicholas Codiga        

Warm Springs Police Department

 

Police Officer John Collins   

Portland Police Bureau

 

Deputy Sheriff Marcus Dennard       

Curry County Sheriff's Office

 

Police Officer Sean Doran    

West Linn Police Department

 

Deputy Sheriff George Economou    

Hood River County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Sara Ellebracht         

Lincoln County Sheriff's Office

 

Police Officer Jay Fox          

Dallas Police Department

 

Deputy Sheriff Mark Fox      

Marion County Sheriff's Office

 

Police Officer Justin Gagnon

Seaside Police Department

 

Deputy Sheriff Chad Golden 

Klamath County Sheriff's Office

 

Police Officer Richard Gonzalez-Godinez   

Independence Police Department

 

Police Officer Sierra Hancock          

Portland Police Bureau

 

Police Officer Diego Herrejon          

Gresham Police Department

 

Police Officer Jeffrey Hodney          

Monmouth Police Department

 

Deputy Sheriff Justin Horton

Klamath County Sheriff's Office

 

Police Officer Dina Kashuba

Portland Police Bureau

 

Deputy Sheriff Robert  Konieczny   

Josephine County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Keegan McQuillan   

Lane County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff James Monda

Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Caleb Mott   

Marion County Sheriff's Office

 

Police Officer Adam Oblack 

Gresham Police Department

 

Police Officer Haley Rayburn           

Portland Police Bureau

 

Police Officer Ty Ridout       

Ashland Police Department

 

Police Officer Christian Santos        

Portland Police Bureau

 

Deputy Sheriff Tanner Sherrow        

Josephine County Sheriff's Office

 

Police Officer Cory Stevens 

Cottage Grove Police Department

 

Police Officer Kristopher Swalko     

Portland Police Bureau

 

Police Officer Sara Tolley    

Pendleton Police Department

 

Deputy Sheriff Jonathan Vinyard     

Coos County Sheriff's Office

 

Police Officer Nycolma White         

North Bend Police Department

 

Deputy Sheriff Matthew Whitmer    

Coos County Sheriff's Office

           

## 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.