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DPSST Event and Entertainment Subcommittee Meeting Scheduled - 10/09/18

For Immediate Release                                          

October 4, 2018

Contact: Mona Riesterer

              503-378-2431

Notice of Regular Meeting

The Event & Entertainment Subcommittee of the Private Security/Investigator Policy Committee for the Board on Public

Safety Standards and Training will hold a meeting at 1:00 pm October 16, 2018 at Revolution Hall, 1300 SE Stark Suite

206A, Portland, OR 97214 

Dial-in number: 888-808-6929 and Participant code: 8917117

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.

A request for an interpreter for the hearing impaired or for other accommodations for persons with disabilities should be made at least 48 hours before the meeting.

1.  Introductions         

2.  *Minutes – July 17, 2018

Approve the meeting minutes of the July 17, 2018 Event & Entertainment Subcommittee meeting.

3.  Discussion – Let’s talk rules (Oregon Administrative Rules)

Initial application process, renewal process, fees, fingerprints, temporary work permit, initial training, renewal training, cost for training, access to training and classroom training/questions

Presented by Department Staff

4.  Previously certified professionals vs. new applicant

Presented by Department Staff

5.  Certification name? What do we call it?

Presented by Department Staff

6.  Department update

Presented by Suzy Herring

7.  Roundtable

8.  Next Subcommittee Meeting  

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 Events & Entertainment subcommittee 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.

 

DPSST Alarm Subcommittee Meeting Scheduled - 10/09/18

For Immediate Release                                          

October 8, 2018

Mona Riesterer

503-378-2431

Notice of Regular Meeting

The Alarm Monitor Subcommittee of the Private Security/Investigator Policy Committee for the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training will hold a regular meeting at 10:00 a.m. on October 24, 2018 at the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training, 4190 Aumsville Highway SE, Salem, Oregon. Dial-in number: 888-808-6929 and Participant code: 8917117

A request for an interpreter for the hearing impaired or for other accommodations for persons with disabilities should be made at least 48 hours before the meeting.

Agenda items:

1.  Introductions

2.  *July 24, 2017

Approve the minutes of the July 24, 2017 Alarm Subcommittee meeting 

3.  Personal Emergency Response System (PERS) Device Regulations

Presented by Jimmie Edmonds

4.  Reciprocity Research

Presented by Karen Evans

5.  Proprietary Monitoring Exemption

Presented by Karen Evans

6.  National Regulation Discussion

Presented by Jimmie Edmonds

7.  Continuing Education Discussion

Presented by Jimmie Edmonds

8.  Department Update

Presented by Suzy Herring

9.  Roundtable

10. Next 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.

 

DPSST Criminal Justice Moral Fitness Workgroup Meeting Scheduled - 10/09/18

For Immediate Release                                        

October 8, 2018

Contact:                Linsay Hale
                                503-378-2427

Notice of Regular Meeting

The Criminal Justice Moral Fitness Workgroup will hold a regular meeting on October 17, 2018 from 11:30 to 4:00.  The meeting will be held in the Boardroom at DPSST, 4190 Aumsville Hwy., SE, Salem, OR. 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 Information:

Dial-In: 888-273-3658

Participant Code: 4711910

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:

  • Introductions
  • Overview of Board/Policy Committee/DPSST Processes
  • Identification of Issues/Discussion Points

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 Criminal Justice Moral Fitness Workgroup 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.

DPSST Pink Patch
DPSST Pink Patch
DPSST Goes Pink in October to Bring Awareness to Breast Cancer Awareness Month (Photo) - 10/02/18

The Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) has joined the Pink Patch Project again this year.

The Pink Patch Project (#PinkPatchProject) is an innovative public awareness campaign, that involves hundres of public safety agencies around the country, designed to bring attention to the fight against breast cancer and to support breast cancer research organizations in combating this devastating disease. 

The pink DPSST patches are intended to stimulate conversation with staff and the community and to encourage public awareness about the importance of early detection and the on-going fight against this disease.

DPSST's Director Eriks Gabliks said "DPSST staff know first-hand the impact of breast cancer, and other cancers, have in our organization, our families, and our community. Anything we can do to bring awareness to the issue, or support our staff who have, or are, fighting cancer is worth the time.  While October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it is an opportunity to also bring awareness to the cancer issues faced by our career and volunteer firefighters around the state.  Firefighters have a 9 percent higher risk of being diagnosed with cancer than the general U.S. population and a 14 percent higher risk of dying from cancer than the general U.S. population according to the Firefighter Cancer Support Network.  Bring awareness to all cancers and sharing information about detection and prevention is paramount."

Why October?  October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease.    It is estimated that approximately 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime

The simple goal of the Pink Patch Project is to increase awareness about the life-saving benefits of early detection and intervention in the fight against breast cancer.

Resources:

Breast Cancer Awareness Month http://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/breast-cancer-awareness-month

Susan G. Komen Oregon & SW Washington https://komenoregon.org/

Firefighter Cancer Support Network http://www.firefightercancersupport.org/

 

## 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.

Attached Media Files: DPSST Pink Patch
DPSST Armed Subcommittee Meeting Scheduled - 09/27/18

For Immediate Release                                        

September 27, 2018

Contact:                Mona Riesterer  
                                503-378-2431

Notice of Regular Meeting

The Armed Subcommittee will hold a regular meeting at 10:00 a.m. on October 9, 2018. 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. 

Dial-in number: 888-808-6929 and Participant code: 8917117

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.  *Approval of Minutes of July 10, 2018 Armed Subcommittee

3.   DPSST Handgun IDC Course – Feedback from attendees

4.  *Proposed Rule Change for OAR 259-060-0135 – Updating Required Prerequisite Training for DPSST Private   Security Firearms Instructor Certification

Presented by Jennifer Howald

5.  Department Update

6.  Roundtable

7.  Next Meeting

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 Armed Subcommittee 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.

DPSST Basic Police Revision Advisory Panel Meeting Scheduled - 09/26/18

For Immediate Release
September 25, 2018
Contact: Staci Yutzie 503-378-2426


Notice of Regular Meeting


The Basic Police Revision Advisory Panel for Phase 2 will hold a regular meeting on October 3, 2018 from 11:00a-2:00p. The meeting will be held in the Victor G. Atiyeh Boardroom at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in 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.


Agenda Items:
I. Welcome
II. Phase 2 Package Review
III. Phase 2 Package Recommendation- Requires a Vote
IV. Steps Toward Implementation
V. Conclusion


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 Basic Police Revision Advisory Panel 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.

 

 

DPSST Private Investigator Subcommittee Meeting Canceled - 09/26/18

For Immediate Release                                      

September 26, 2018

Contact: Mona Riesterer

              503-378-2431

Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards & Training

Private Investigator Subcommittee

Meeting Canceled

Notice of Meeting Cancelation

The Private Investigator Subcommittee has canceled their meeting scheduled on October 11, 2018.

 

 

 

381st Basic Police Class to Graduate from Oregon Public Safety Academy - 09/25/18

The Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) is pleased to announce the graduation of its 381st 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 381will graduate at the Oregon Public Safety Academy at 4190 Aumsville Hwy SE in Salem, Oregon on Friday, October 5, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with a reception immediately following the graduation.  Chief Brian Greenway of the St. Helens 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 #BP381 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 BP381:

 

Police Officer Jacob Anderson

Cannon Beach Police Department

 

Deputy Sheriff Isaac Bailey

Clackamas County Sheriff's Office

 

Police Officer Carson Bartlett

Forest Grove Police Department

 

Police Officer Jonathan Basulto

Beaverton Police Department

 

Deputy Sheriff Bryant Benitez

Washington County Sheriff's Office

 

Police Officer David Berney

Springfield Police Department

 

Police Officer Cindyjo Boungnavath

Beaverton Police Department

 

Police Officer Vincent Boutwell

Newport Police Department

 

Deputy Sheriff Winston Brown

Washington County Sheriff's Office

 

Police Officer Cameron Butler

Gladstone Police Department

 

Deputy Sheriff Melissa Canning

Washington County Sheriff's Office

 

Deputy Sheriff Trever Cooley

Washington County Sheriff's Office

 

Police Officer Cody Crawford

Corvallis Police Department

 

Police Officer Joshua Croissant

Beaverton Police Department

 

Deputy Sheriff Shannon Dix

Linn County Sheriff's Office

 

Police Officer Brian Dunn

Springfield Police Department

 

Police Officer Carolyn Eide

West Linn Police Department

 

Police Officer Shawn Fleming

North Bend Police Department

 

Police Officer Santiago Garcia Gonzales

The Dalles Police Department

 

Police Officer Michael Gaskell

Beaverton Police Department

 

Police Officer Brian Greidanus

Ashland Police Department

 

Deputy Sheriff Brandon Guzman

Washington County Sheriff's Office

 

Police Officer Jonathan Hart

Grants Pass Dept of Public Safety

 

Police Officer Brittany Hester

Monmouth Police Department

 

Police Officer Hailey Holm

Scappoose Police Department

 

Police Officer Adam Johnson

Hillsboro Police Department

 

Police Officer Kit Lommen

Port of Portland Police Department

 

Police Officer Elijah Merkwan

St. Helens Police Department

 

Police Officer Taylor Nopson

Tualatin Police Department

 

Deputy Sheriff Anachai Promma

Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

 

Police Officer Marco Ramirez

Hillsboro Police Department

 

Police Officer Kyle Sahnow

Beaverton Police Department

 

Police Officer Steven Savage

Grants Pass Dept of Public Safety

 

Police Officer Jacob Severson

Beaverton Police Department

 

Police Officer Donald Sheldon

Corvallis Police Department

 

Police Officer Cara Stuva

Gresham Police Department

 

Police Officer Alex Tobey

Hillsboro Police Department

 

Police Officer Evan Wheaton

Tualatin Police Department

 

Police Officer Dallas Wilson

Warm Springs Police Department

 

Deputy Sheriff Brett Winders

Washington 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.

ALERT Portland Police Bureau
ALERT Portland Police Bureau
Oregon Public Safety Academy Hosts Emergency Vehicle Instructors National Conference (Photo) - 09/18/18

The Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) was honored to host more than 140 emergency vehicle operations (EVO) instructors from around the nation at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem today.  The group is in Oregon as part of the A.L.E.R.T. International Conference being held in Portland. 

A.L.E.R.T. International is dedicated to the encouragement and correlation of research and development as well as the sharing of information, ideas and innovations in the area of emergency vehicle response operation. Additionally, A.L.E.R.T.’s mission is to provide assistance to states in establishing effective and defensible standards for employment and training of law enforcement officers in the field of emergency vehicle operations. Another aspect of the mission is the promotion of a positive, professional image of emergency response trainers.

DPSST Director Eriks Gabliks said "DPSST has been active in ALERT International for more than 25 years.  We have gained lots of information from this organization that has been implemented within our training programs.  Sadly we know each year a large percentage of law enforcement officers die in the line of duty responding to emergency incidents.   Research done by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund found that traffic-related incidents were the leading cause of death for officers in 15 of the past 20 years.  We are committed to reducing the number of line of duty deaths by providing up to date training programs."

Presentations offered as part of the 2018 ALERT Conference included:  Vehicle Based Problem Solving (Oregon State Police), Building an Emergency Vehicle Operations Program from Scratch (Maryland Police Training Commission), Vehicle ambush (Lake Oswego Police Department), Vehicle Box-In Techniques (Portland Police Bureau), Changing the Way We Instruct Driver Training (Federal Law Enforcement Training Center), Cognitive Driver Training - Updated Research by Dr. Jonathan Page (Cognitive Neuroscientist and Author) and many others.

For more information on ALERT http://www.alertinternational.com/

# # #

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.

Fallen FF Memorial Honor Guard
Fallen FF Memorial Honor Guard
Oregon to Honor Fallen Firefighters in Salem on Thursday, September 20 (Photo) - 09/17/18

The Oregon Fire Service Honor Guard and the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) extend an invitation to attend the State's 13th annual Oregon Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial this Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 1 p.m. The ceremony will be held at the Oregon Public Safety Academy, 4190 Aumsville Highway SE, Salem. We are honored to have Doug Grafe, Chief of Fire Protection for the Oregon Department of Forestry, as this year’s guest speaker. 

DPSST Director Eriks Gabliks said "The Oregon Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial stands as a daily reminder of the sacrifices made by 169 men and women who died in the line of duty protecting our communities, airports and natural resources around our great state.  The memorial also allows us to honor a pledge made to the families of the fallen - we will never forget!  We are thankful that no names are being added to the Oregon memorial during this year’s ceremony which signifies that Oregon did not suffer a firefighter line of duty death in 2017.  Sadly we know that is not the case on a national level as the names of 103 career and volunteer firefighters who died in the line of duty in 2017 and previous years will be honored at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial at the National Fire Academy on October 6 and 7, 2018 in Emmitsburg, Maryland."

Please note the event is held outside rain or shine.

If you have any questions regarding the Memorial, please contact Julie Olsen, Fire Program Manager, at 503-378-2297 or by email at julie.olsen-fink@state.or.us

For More Information on Oregon and National Firefighter Memorials:

Oregon Fallen Firefighter Memorial  https://www.oregon.gov/DPSST/FC/pages/fallenfirefightermemorial.aspx

National Fallen Firefighter Foundation – National memorial https://www.firehero.org/2018/08/28/2018-flag-raising-national-fallen-firefighters-foundation/

Those honored on the State memorial include:

Fire Fighter Name

Agency

Date

James  Reed

Protection Engine Co #4 - Portland

1881

George P. Wrenn

Corvallis Fire Department

1882

Fred  Wagner

Portland Fire and Rescue

1890

Tom  O'Keefe

Portland Fire and Rescue

1891

John G. Hewston

Portland Fire and Rescue

1892

Tom  Grenfell

Portland Fire and Rescue

1896

Warren  Bodge

Medford Fire Dept.

1910

David  Campbell

Portland Fire and Rescue

1911

William  Higdon

Portland Fire and Rescue

1912

Emil  Gustafson

Portland Fire and Rescue

1916

Francis H. McCormick

Portland Fire and Rescue

1919

Karl  Gunster

Portland Fire and Rescue

1921

Oscar H. Lehman

Portland Fire and Rescue

1921

James S. Baldwin

Portland Fire and Rescue

1922

Oscar B. Gabriel

Portland Fire and Rescue

1922

Amos R. Willits

Medford Fire Dept.

1923

Fred H. Rittenour

Portland Fire and Rescue

1923

Adolph W. Wefel

Portland Fire and Rescue

1923

William E. Wilbur

Portland Fire and Rescue

1926

Rex  Reed

Eugene Fire and EMS

1928

Harry  Josephson

Portland Fire and Rescue

1928

William John McCreery

Portland Fire and Rescue

1928

Charles A. Ryan

Portland Fire and Rescue

1928

Walter  McBride

Portland Fire and Rescue

1929

Richard D. Laisner

Portland Fire and Rescue

1930

Henry Krimbel

Portland Fire and Rescue

1932

Clement Kemmer

Portland Fire and Rescue

1933

Gustave Adolph Stephan

Portland Fire and Rescue

1933

Frank L. Kearney

Portland Fire and Rescue

1934

Harry B. Morrow

Portland Fire and Rescue

1934

Walter Godfrey Duncan

Sandy Fire Dist. #72

1934

H.U.  Gardner

Portland Fire and Rescue

1935

William D. Heath

Portland Fire and Rescue

1935

Floyd G. McMullen

Salem Fire Department

1935

Melvin Claude Richardson

Oregon National Guard

1935

Frank E. Platt

Portland Fire and Rescue

1937

Harry R. Howard

Portland Fire and Rescue

1939

Ernest W. Bills

Portland Fire and Rescue

1940

Peter P. Kumpf

Portland Fire and Rescue

1940

Carl G. Markstrom

Portland Fire and Rescue

1940

John  Dawes

Mill City RFPD

1941

Elmo St. Clair Bradford

Portland Fire and Rescue

1945

Malvin L. Brown

555th Parachute Battalion - US Army

1945

Joseph Frederick Allerton

Portland Fire and Rescue

1945

William  Inglesby

Portland Fire and Rescue

1946

Gregory A. Warner

Portland Fire and Rescue

1946

Marion  Stark

Portland Fire and Rescue

1947

Alfred E. Berg

Portland Fire and Rescue

1948

Daniel G. Shaw

Portland Fire and Rescue

1949

Clayre Lavon Miller

Tillamook Fire District

1949

Jerry  Bain

Douglas Forest Protective Association

1951

R.E. “Bob” Olivier

Taft-Nelscott-DeLake Fire Department

1954

Harold J. Dean

Cottage Grove Fire Department

1956

W.F.  McCall

Cottage Grove Fire Department

1956

John A. McKy

Cottage Grove Fire Department

1956

Warren  Nott

Milwaukie Fire Department

1956

Al  Troge

Multnomah County Fire District #10

1956

George  Mead

Oregon City Fire Department

1956

Donovan  Hodgson

Springfield DFLS

1957

Victor D. Brown

Portland Fire and Rescue

1957

Glenn H. Ferrington

Multnomah County Fire District #14

1958

Roy W. McFarland

Roseburg Fire Dept.

1959

L.L.  Longton

Cottage Grove Fire Department

1960

John T. Metcalf

Portland Fire and Rescue

1960

Wayne  Osterby

Astoria Fire Department

1961

John J. Richards

Douglas Forest Protective Association

1961

Earl  Edwards

La Grande Fire Dept.

1962

Eldon L. Everton

Grants Pass Fire Department

1964

Leland N. Christensen

Eugene Fire and EMS

1966

Harold  Stinson

Eugene Fire and EMS

1966

Virgil L. Spencer

Portland Fire and Rescue

1966

Dale  Fleming

Multnomah County Fire District #1

1968

Sam P. Baseel

St. Helens Rural Fire Dist.

1969

Leland Roger Marshall

Coquille Volunteer Fire Department

1969

Richard  Christensen

Washington County Fire District #2

1969

C.T.  Arnold

Cottage Grove Fire Department

1970

Ben K. Coburn

Thurston-Walterville RFPD

1970

Henry  Martin

Oregon Department of Forestry

1970

Luis  Rodriguez

Oregon Department of Forestry

1970

Jack  Stephens

Portland Fire and Rescue

1971

Richard  Waldorf

Molalla Fire Protection District

1972

Fayet Arthur Scoggin

Redmond Fire and Rescue

1974

Carl E. Kerr

Scio Fire Protection District

1975

Sanford Causey

Coquille Fire Department

1976

S.L.  Finley

USFS Siskiyou National Forest

1976

Lee Kenneth Register

Multnomah Co. RFPD #14

1977

Dale Laverne Smith

Multnomah Co. RFPD #14

1977

John L. Devaney

Portland Fire and Rescue

1977

Roy  Bratten

Redmond Fire and Rescue

1978

Horst  Rech

Springfield DFLS

1978

Russ  Williamson

Washington County Fire District #1

1978

Richard  Underhill

Douglas Forest Protective Association

1979

Ronald  Huddleston

Oregon Department of Forestry

1980

Paul F. Yost

Lyons RFPD

1981

Clyde E. Golden

Mill City RFPD

1982

Michael K. Maine

North Bay RFPD, N. Bend

1982

Robert W. Thompson

Veneta RFPD

1982

David C. Stephens

Bureau of Land Management, Sweet Home

1984

Elwin I. King

Fair Oaks RFPD, Sutherlin

1984

Barbara A. Booth

Oregon Department of Forestry, Cottage Grove

1984

Richard H. Bowers

Oregon Department of Forestry, Cottage Grove

1984

Mary L. Francis

Crow Valley RFPD, Veneta

1985

Michael Allen Lehman

USDA Forest Service

1986

Mark  Giles

Douglas Forest Protective Association

1987

James  Moore

Douglas Forest Protective Association

1987

Russell  Brine

Elkton RFPD

1987

Wendell L. Beck

Crooked River Ranch Fire Dist.

1988

Joseph J. Stroda

Halsey-Shedd RFPD

1988

Louis A. Mohr

Pine Grove RFPD, Hood River

1988

David Alfred Schas

USDA Forest Service, Redmond

1988

William D. Mills

Oak Lodge RFPD #51

1989

William  McAdams

Aurora RFPD

1990

Julius C. Starr

USDA Forest Service, Redmond

1990

Clark N. Gilkison

Fair Oaks RFPD

1991

James Shannon Campbell

Oregon Department of Forestry

1992

Brian L. Hill

Oregon Department of Forestry

1993

Sydney B. Maplesden

Oregon Department of Forestry

1994

Kathi Julie Beck

USDA Forest Service, Ochoco NF

1994

Tamera Jean Bickett

USDA Forest Service, Ochoco NF

1994

Scott A. Blecha

USDA Forest Service, Ochoco NF

1994

Levi J. Brinkley

USDA Forest Service, Ochoco NF

1994

Douglas Michael Dunbar

USDA Forest Service, Ochoco NF

1994

Terri Ann Hagen

USDA Forest Service, Ochoco NF

1994

Bonnie Jean Holtby

USDA Forest Service, Ochoco NF

1994

Robert Alan Johnson

USDA Forest Service, Ochoco NF

1994

Jon Roy Kelso

USDA Forest Service, Ochoco NF

1994

Phillip  Sherburn

Aumsville Fire Department

1995

Henry Walter Howe

Brownsville RFPD

1995

Robert  Chisholm

Gearhart Volunteer Fire Dept.

1997

George P. Converse

USDA Forest Service

1998

Tony B. Chapin

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Tami accepting award
Tami accepting award
DPSST's Tami Atkinson Recognized with State's 9-1-1 Lifetime Achievement Award (Photo) - 09/17/18

At the annual Oregon Chapter of the Association of Public Safety Communications Officers (APCO) and National Emergency Number Association (NENA) conference last Wednesday night in Bend, DPSST’s Telecommunications Training Program Coordinator Tami Atkinson received the organization’s Lifetime Achievement Award. 

The Lifetime Achievement Award is Oregon APCO-NENA’s highest award, created to recognize a distinguished member of the chapter who has demonstrated a commitment to the advancement of emergency communications in Oregon.  Candidates are chapter members who have demonstrated outstanding leadership within the chapter and who have made significant contributions to emergency communications in Oregon and the Oregon APCO-NENA chapter over his/her lifetime.

Tami began her public safety communications career as a dispatcher with Lincoln County Communications (LinCom) in 1984.  During the past 34 years Tami has accomplished a lot.  While at LinCom, Tami was actively engaged as a trainer, coach, supervisor, and also served as acting director.  She also worked on the consolidation of LinCom into Willamette Valley Communications Center in Salem.  Tami has served as Oregon APCO/NENA President and she co-chaired the training committee for the organization’s recent Western Regional APCO conference.  Tami’s career path would eventually lead her to DPSST where she serves as our Telecommunications Training Program Coordinator.

In her role at DPSST, Tami oversees the State's 9-1-1 Training Program that provides basic and advanced training to more than 900 men and women around Oregon who answer our calls for emergency assistance. 

DPSST's Director Eriks Gabliks said "Oregon's 9-1-1 and emergency medical dispatch standards and training program is used as a national benchmark of excellence in large part due to Tami's hard work and dedication and the partnerships she has created and maintains with our public safety partners around the state.  We are very proud to have Tami on our team and are excited that the Oregon Chapter of APCO and NENA has honored her with their Lifetime Achievement Award." 

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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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