The Value of OFCA Membership
Up to Date Information
OFCA members get accurate and up-to-date information on issues affecting the Oregon Fire Service. The Oregon Fire Chiefs’ Association provides this information through this website, Facebook, Twitter, and Membership email-blasts. The information covers the activities of valuable committees, OR-OSHA, the legal and insurance sectors, United States Congress, the NFPA, and other Associations that interact with the OFCA. The OFCA President also sends out monthly board meeting minutes, to keep the board informed, when they are unable to attend meetings, and addresses the membership with concerns, ideas, and continuing education on pressing topics.
The OFCA maintains determined participation in regulatory and legislative activities, not only providing feedback to the membership, but also testifying and lobbying on their behalf. The members further participate in OFCA committees that shape the destiny of Oregon’s fire service.
Professional Development and Continuing Education
The OFCA provides a variety of professional development and educational opportunities for all levels of fire service personnel. Throughout the year, members are offered free training opportunities to encourage continuing education and growth in the fire service. Each spring, the OFCA holds a Chiefs Conference which offers formal presentations on current subjects by fire and management professionals. The spring conference is offered at a discounted rate for our members. The Northwest Leadership Seminar brings together public service leaders, across the Northwest, and provides presentations and training from the finest management development leaders in the country.
There is an abundance of knowledge, experience, and skill within the membership of the OFCA. By attending conferences and other functions and interacting with chief officers from all over Oregon, you will find that the solution to a problem can be only a handshake or a conversation away. The friendships you create will provide not only information and support in difficult decision making, but also solace when those decisions don’t produce the results you desire. When you join our membership, you will have access to staff as part of your support team. We can help you with most of your departamental needs, and if we dont have the answers you need, we can put you in touch with someone who does.