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Board on Public Safety Standards and Training Meeting Scheduled 7-28-22 - 06/29/22

BOARD ON PUBLIC SAFETY STANDARDS & TRAINING

MEETING SCHEDULED

 

Notice of Regular Meeting

The Board on Public Safety Standards and Training will hold a regular meeting at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 28, 2022, in the Governor Victor G. Atiyeh Boardroom at the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training located at 4190 Aumsville Hwy SE, Salem, Oregon. For further information, please contact Shelby Alexander at (503) 378-2191 or shelby.alexander@dpsst.oregon.gov. 

The meeting will be live-streamed on the DPSST Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/DPSSTOregon/ 

Agenda Items:

1. Introductions

2. *Minutes

Approve minutes from the April 28, 2022, Meeting

3. Fire Policy Committee

a. Fire Policy Committee Update – James Oeder, Chair

b. *Consent Agenda (The following items to be ratified by one vote)

A. *Brett Andry DPSST #25852 (North Douglas County Fire & EMS and Fair Oaks Rural Fire Protection District) – No Action

Unanimous vote to recommend to the Board by the FPC on May 25, 2022.

B. *Tammy Russell DPSST #41566 (Pilot Rock Rural Fire Protection District) – No Action

6 (six) to 1(one) vote, with one member abstaining, to recommend to the Board by the FPC on May 25, 2022.

C. *Lemont Southworth DPSST #34547 (Upper McKenzie Rural Fire Protection District) – No Action

Unanimous vote, with one member abstaining, to recommend to the Board by the FPC on May 25, 2022.

D. *Proposed Rule Changes for Oregon Administrative Rule (OAR) 259-009-0125

Unanimous vote to recommend to the Board by the FPC on May 25, 2022.

E. *Proposed Rule Changes for Oregon Administrative Rule (OAR) 259-009-0005, OAR 259-009-0062 and OAR 259-009-0065

Unanimous vote to recommend to the Board by the FPC on May 25, 2022.

4. Criminal Justice Policy Committees

a. Police Policy Committee Update – John Teague, Chair

b. Telecommunications Policy Committee Update – Michael Fletcher, Chair

c. Corrections Policy Committee Update – Matthew English, Chair

d. *Consent Agenda (The following items to be ratified by one vote)

A. *Anson Alfonso DPSST #60285 (DOC/Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution) – Revoke

Unanimous vote to recommend to the Board by the CPC on May 10, 2022.

B. *Alexandrea Cromwell DPSST #61072 (Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office) – Amend

Unanimous vote to have DPSST staff amend the staff report and resubmit the case to the August PPC as an administrative closure on May 19, 2022.

C. *Ashley Dalton DPSST #59197 (Lake Oswego Police Department) – No Action

Unanimous vote to recommend to the Board by the PPC on May 19, 2022.

D. *Eric Deitz DPSST #44402 (DOC/Coffee Creek Correctional Facility) – Revoke

Unanimous vote to recommend to the Board by the CPC on May 10, 2022.

E. *David Dominy DPSST #43910 (Lebanon Police Department) – No Action

10 (ten) to 1 (one) vote to recommend to the Board by the PPC on May 19, 2022.

F. *Oscar Estrada-Herrera DPSST #55548 (Washington County Community Corrections) – Revoke

Unanimous vote to recommend to the Board by the CPC on May 10, 2022.

G. *Mauro Lopez-Pena DPSST #56695 (Malheur County Sheriff’s Office) – No Action

Unanimous vote to recommend to the Board by the PPC on May 19, 2022.

H. *Juan Mendoza DPSST #60596 (Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office) – No Action

Unanimous vote to recommend to the Board by the CPC on June 14, 2022.

I. *Jeffrey Parnell DPSST #45693 (DOC/Oregon State Penitentiary) – Revoke

Unanimous vote to recommend to the Board by the CPC on May 10, 2022.

J. *Daniel Rossetti DPSST #61472 (Washington County Consolidated Communications Agency) – No Action

Unanimous vote to recommend to the Board by the TPC on May 4, 2022.

K. *Michael Schaff DPSST #59573 (Burns Police Department) – No Action

Unanimous vote to recommend to the Board by the PPC on May 19, 2022.

L. *Committee Appointments

Telecommunications Policy Committee Appointments

Joshua Bowerman – Public Member, Appointment to the TPC; 1st term effective 7/28/2022

Les Thomas – Oregon Fire Chief’s Association Representative, Appointment to the TPC; 1st term effective 7/28/2022

Travis Ash – Oregon State Sheriff’s Association Representative, Appointment to the TPC; 1st term effective 7/28/2022

e. *Proposed Rule Changes for Oregon Administrative Rule (OAR) 259-008-0069 (Tribal Law Enforcement)

     Presented by Jennifer Howald

5. Private Security/Investigator Policy Committee

a. Private Security Investigator Policy Committee Update – Thomas Thomas, Chair

b. *Consent Agenda (The following items to be ratified by one vote)

A. *Committee Appointments

Private Security/Investigator Policy Committee Appointments

Samantha Schrantz – Private Investigator Representative, Appointment to the PSIPC, 1st term effective 7/28/2022

Arthur Apodaca – Hospitality Representative, Appointment to the PSIPC, 1st term effective 7/28/2022

Nate Nakasone – Unarmed Security Representative, Appointment to the PSIPC, 1st term effective 10/25/2022

6. *Polygraph Licensing Advisory Committee Appointments - TBD

     Appointed by Acting Director Brian Henson

     Ratification required by the Board

7. Agency Updates – Acting Director Brian Henson

8. Next Meeting Date: October 27, 2022, at 9:00 a.m.

 

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 Board 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.

Board on Public Safety Standards & Training and Policy Committee Vacancies - 06/16/22

Board on Public Safety Standards & Training

 and Policy Committee

Open Vacancy – Recruitment

 

The Board on Public Safety Standards & Training (BPSST) and established Policy Committees have open vacancies looking to be filled. The current vacancies are as follows:

 

BPSST: Please note that all BPSST applications are due by July 5, 2022.

  • Representative of the Private Security Industry

 

Policy Committees: All Policy Committee applications are due by June 23, 2022.

Telecommunications Policy Committee:

  • Recommended by and representing the Oregon Fire Chiefs Association
  • Recommended by and representing a statewide association of public safety communications officers
  • Recommended by and representing the Oregon State Sheriff's Association
  • Representing emergency medical services providers and recommended by a statewide association dealing with fire medical issues

 

Private Security/Investigator Policy Committee:

  • Healthcare Industry Representative
  • Private Investigator
  • Representing unarmed private security professionals

 

To inquire about a vacancy, please visit Department of Public Safety Standards & Training : Board on Public Safety Standards & Training and Policy Committees : Boards and Committees : State of Oregon.

If interested in applying for a Policy Committee position, please complete and submit the Policy Committee Interest Form found under the ‘Board and Committee Resources’ section of the website listed above.

If interested in applying for a BPSST position, please complete the online application at View Job Posting Details - Workday (myworkday.com). (Please note that an account may need to be created if not already in Workday)

 

Thank you,

DPSST Board & Committees Staff

DPSST Applicant Review Committee Meeting Cancelled - 06/08/22

APPLICANT REVIEW COMMITTEE

MEETING CANCELLED

 

Notice of Meeting Cancellation

The Applicant Review Committee of the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training meeting scheduled for June 22nd, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. has been cancelled due to lack of agenda items.

The next Applicant Review Committee meeting is scheduled for July 27th, 2022, at 1:00pm.

 

Oregon Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial Ceremony - 06/07/22

Each year, the Oregon Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial Ceremony honors the sacrifices of brave individuals that protect our state. This year’s ceremony will be held on June 9, 2022 at 1pm at the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST). Please join us on this day as we gather to honor four fire service members who made the ultimate sacrifice: Firefighter/Squad Boss Frumencio Ruiz-Carapia, Captain Richard Ilg, Captain Harry E. Klopfenstein, and Lieutenant Jerry A. Richardson. The 2022 ceremony will be open to the public for any who would like to attend in-person, as well as streamed live via DPSST’s Facebook webpage. Afterward, a link to a recording of the ceremony will be posted as soon as the video is ready to be shared. 

Ruiz-Carapia, who worked for GE Forestry Inc., was killed in the line of duty on August 23, 2021 when he was struck by a falling tree during the Gales Fire in Lane County. Forest Grove Fire & Rescue’s Captain Ilg passed away from work-related brain cancer after long battle on September 12, 2021. Silverton Fire District’s Captain Klopfenstein passed of cardiac complications on September 25, 2021 following a response to a motor vehicle crash. Lastly, on November 19, 2021, Lieutenant Jerry Richardson lost his battle with cancer and passed away after being diagnosed with mesothelioma after serving as a firefighter and fire paramedic for over 34 years.

In preparation for Oregon Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial, the names of the four fallen firefighters were recently etched into the memorial wall alongside the names of 170 other firefighters who are already honored and remembered on the State's memorial. Families of the fallen were in attendance at the engraving event alongside members of the Oregon Fire Service Honor Guard who stood watch while the names were added.

Background information on Frumencio Ruiz-Carapia – Frumencio Ruiz-Carapia passed away at 56 years old during the Gales Fire in Lane County when a tree suddenly snapped, crashing to the ground and striking Ruiz-Carapia. Ruiz-Carapia succumbed to his injuries at the scene despite efforts from his crew to save him. Immediately following his death, responders wrapped him in the American flag and formed a procession before his body was prepared for transport home to Medford, where he would eventually be sent to Queretaro, Mexico where his mother and brother live. Ruiz-Carapia was a 20-year firefighting veteran where he was known to be a kind, caring, upbeat individual that loved his wife and three children. Unfortunately, he was due to return home the day following his death where his wife had his favorite food prepared for him.

Background information on Richard “Rick” Ilg – Rick Ilg passed away peacefully in his home on September 12, 2021 after a courageous battle against brain cancer. He was just 49 years old. Ilg began his career with Forest Grove Fire & Rescue in 2003 after working as a Paramedic with Metro West Ambulance. During his years of service with Forest Grove Fire & Rescue, he became the department’s highest decorated firefighter with several commendations and awards in service to the community, including the department’s highest honor, the Medal of Valor, which he earned during a daring technical rescue in the Oregon Coast Range Mountains in 2014. Ilg was known in his region as a highly respected and regarded Paramedic who had an incredible ability to remain calm and collected on high-risk calls. Ilg is survived by a wife and daughter.

Background information on Harry E. Klopfenstein – On September 24, 2021 Harry Klopfenstein responded to a motor vehicle crash in Silverton, Oregon. The next day, Klopfenstein was assisting a neighbor near his property where he collapsed and eventually succumbed to cardiac complications at Silverton Hospital less than 24 hours after responding to the vehicle incident. Klopfenstein selflessly gave 33 years of service as a volunteer for Silverton Fire District as well as owned KS Seeds, but he was happiest when working with his family on the farm. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, five sons, and several grandchildren.

Background information on Jerry A. Richardson – Jerry Richardson, 56, passed away on November 19, 2021 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Richardson, a loving husband and father of two, started his life of service as a volunteer at Selah Fire Department in Montebello, California when he was just a junior in high school. After graduating high school, Jerry enlisted in the United States Air Force where he served as an airbase firefighter for four years. After the military, Richardson studied to become a Paramedic and began his firefighting career at Cottage Grove Fire in 1992. In 1999, Richardson started at Portland Fire & Rescue where he would become a well-respected Lieutenant and leader. Richardson enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, baseball, softball, coaching, woodworking, and church, but he valued his family most. In 1993, Richardson married the love of his life, Heather, and soon after they would expand their family with the birth of their children, Eddie and Kaylee. Though Richardson battled cancer for the last three years of his life, he still managed to find joy in each day.

If you have any questions regarding the Memorial, please contact Fire Program Manager Julie Olsen at 503-378-2297 or julie.olsen@dpsst.oregon.gov or Fire Certification Coordinator Brooke Bell-Uribe at 503-378-2254 or brooke.bell-uribe@dpsst.oregon.gov.

DPSST Corrections Policy Committee Meeting Scheduled 6-14-22 - 06/03/22

CORRECTIONS POLICY COMMITTEE

MEETING SCHEDULED

 

Notice of Regular Meeting

The Corrections Policy Committee of the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training will hold a regular meeting on June 14, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. in the Governor Victor G. Atiyeh Boardroom at the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST or Department) located at 4190 Aumsville Hwy SE, Salem, Oregon. For further information, please contact Shelby Alexander at (503) 378-2191.

 

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

 

1. Introductions

2. *Juan Mendoza; DPSST No. 60596; Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office

    Presented by Melissa Lang-Bacho

3. Next Corrections Policy Committee Meeting: August 9, 2022, at 10:00 a.m.

 

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 Corrections 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.

 

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Oregon Fallen Fire Fighter's Memorial Hosts Engraving Day (Photo) - 06/03/22

In preparation for the State's annual Oregon Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial on June 9th, 2022 at 1pm, the names of four fallen Oregon firefighters were carefully etched into the memorial wall this week alongside the names of 170 other firefighters who are already honored and remembered on the State's memorial. The 2022 ceremony will be open to the public, unlike past years which saw a limited capacity and abbreviated memorial due to COVID-19.

During this year's ceremony, we will be honoring the lives of Firefighter/Squad Boss Frumencio Ruiz-Carapia, Captain Richard Ilg, Captain Harry Klopfenstein, and Lieutenant Jerry Richardson.

Ruiz-Carapia, who worked for GE Forestry Inc., was killed in the line of duty on August 23, 2021 when he was struck by a falling tree during the Gales Fire in Lane County. Forest Grove Fire & Rescue’s Captain Ilg passed away from work-related brain cancer after long battle on September 12, 2021. Silverton Fire District’s Captain Klopfenstein passed of cardiac complications on September 25, 2021 following a response to a motor vehicle crash. Lastly, on November 19, 2021, Lieutenant Jerry Richardson lost his battle with cancer and passed away after being diagnosed with mesothelioma after serving as a firefighter and fire paramedic for over 34 years.

Families of the fallen were in attendance at this week’s engraving event alongside members of the Oregon Fire Service Honor Guard who stood watch while the names were added.

Background information on Frumencio Ruiz-Carapia – Frumencio Ruiz-Carapia passed away at 56 years old during the Gales Fire in Lane County when a tree suddenly snapped, crashing to the ground and striking Ruiz-Carapia. Ruiz-Carapia succumbed to his injuries at the scene despite efforts from his crew to save him. Immediately following his death, responders wrapped him in the American flag and formed a procession before his body was prepared for transport home to Medford, where he would eventually be sent to Queretaro, Mexico where his mother and brother live. Ruiz-Carapia was a 20-year firefighting veteran where he was known to be a kind, caring, upbeat individual that loved his wife and three children. Unfortunately, he was due to return home the day following his death where his wife had his favorite food prepared for him.

Background information on Richard Ilg – Richard “Rick” Ilg passed away peacefully in his home on September 12, 2021 after a courageous battle against brain cancer. He was just 49 years old. Ilg began his career with Forest Grove Fire & Rescue in 2003 after working as a Paramedic with Metro West Ambulance. During his years of service with Forest Grove Fire & Rescue, he became the department’s highest decorated firefighter with several commendations and awards in service to the community, including the department’s highest honor, the Medal of Valor, which he earned during a daring technical rescue in the Oregon Coast Range Mountains in 2014. Ilg was known in his in his region as a highly respected and regarded Paramedic who had an incredible ability to remain calm and collected on high-risk calls. Ilg is survived by a wife and daughter.

Background information on Harry Klopfenstein – On September 24, 2021 Harry Klopfenstein responded to a motor vehicle crash in Silverton, Oregon. The next day, Klopfenstein was assisting a neighbor near his property where he collapsed and eventually succumbed to cardiac complications at Silverton Hospital less than 24 hours after responding to the vehicle incident. Klopfenstein selflessly gave 33 years of service as a volunteer for Silverton Fire District as well as owned KS Seeds, but he was happiest when working with his family on the farm. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, five sons, and several grandchildren.

Background information on Jerry Richardson – Jerry Richardson, 56, passed away on November 19, 2021 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Richardson, a loving husband and father of two, started his life of service as a volunteer at Selah Fire Department in Montebello, California when he was just a junior in high school. After graduating high school, Jerry enlisted in the United States Air Force where he served as an airbase firefighter for four years. After the military, Richardson studied to become a Paramedic and began his firefighting career at Cottage Grove Fire in 1992. In 1999, Richardson started at Portland Fire & Rescue where he would become a well-respected Lieutenant and leader. Richardson enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, baseball, softball, coaching, woodworking, and church, but he valued his family most. In 1993, Richardson married the love of his life, Heather, and soon after they would expand their family with the birth of their children, Eddie and Kaylee. Though Richardson battled cancer for the last three years of his life, he still managed to find joy in each day.

If you have any questions regarding the Memorial, please contact Fire Program Manager Julie Olsen at 503-378-2297 or julie.olsen@dpsst.oregon.gov or Fire Certification Coordinator Brooke Bell-Uribe at 503-378-2254 or brooke.bell-uribe@dpsst.oregon.gov.

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Board on Public Safety Standards & Training and Policy Committee Vacancies - 06/03/22

Board on Public Safety Standards & Training

 and Policy Committee

Open Vacancy – Recruitment

 

The Board on Public Safety Standards & Training (BPSST) and established Policy Committees have open vacancies looking to be filled. The current vacancies are as follows:

 

BPSST: Please note that all BPSST applications are due by July 5, 2022.

  • Representative of the Private Security Industry

 

Policy Committees: All Policy Committee applications are due by June 23, 2022.

Telecommunications Policy Committee:

  • Recommended by and representing the Oregon Fire Chiefs Association
  • Recommended by and representing a statewide association of public safety communications officers
  • Recommended by and representing the Oregon State Sheriff's Association
  • Representing emergency medical services providers and recommended by a statewide association dealing with fire medical issues

 

Private Security/Investigator Policy Committee:

  • Healthcare Industry Representative
  • Private Investigator
  • Representing unarmed private security professionals

 

To inquire about a vacancy, please visit Department of Public Safety Standards & Training : Board on Public Safety Standards & Training and Policy Committees : Boards and Committees : State of Oregon.

If interested in applying for a Policy Committee position, please complete and submit the Policy Committee Interest Form found under the ‘Board and Committee Resources’ section of the website listed above.

If interested in applying for a BPSST position, please complete the online application at View Job Posting Details - Workday (myworkday.com). (Please note that an account may need to be created if not already in Workday)

 

Thank you,

DPSST Board & Committees Staff