South Central Oregon
Fire Management Partnership

Annual Fire Refresher (RT 130)

No need to sign up for the refresher. Just show up with a pen or pencil and an IRPG.

MUST BRING: Hardhat, gloves and nomex shirt for the fire shelter deployment exercises.

Contact your local fire manager if you need to acquire any PPE before you come to the class.



Year 2018 Fire Refresher

Date Day IQCS Location Time Contact Phone
19-Apr-2018 Thursday 25691 Bly VFD 0900 Cody St. Clair 541-947-3261
28-Apr-2018 Saturday   Keno Fire Department 0900 Chief Ketchum 541-891-3601
30-Apr-2018 Monday 25693 Klamath Community College 0900 Bernard Miezal 541-783-4067
10-May-2018 Thursday 25694 Paisley Community Center 0900 Cody St. Clair 541-947-3261
30-May-2018 Wednesday 25695 Chemult RD 1000 Bernard Miezal 541-783-4067
7-Jun-2018 Thursday 25696 Chiloquin RD 1000 Bernard Miezal 541-783-4067
20-Jun-2018 Wednesday 25697 Lakeview INteragency Office 0900 Cody St. Clair 541-947-3261

  1. BLM/FS/FWS/NPS - Local managers and line officers will personally communicate their expectations of leadership in fire management.
  2. BLM/FS/FWS/NPS and ODF - Completion of refresher training will be documented including date of training, curriculum and names of participants.
The refresher will cover the following core topics:
  1. AVOIDING ENTRAPMENTS
    Study the risk management process as identified in the Incident Response Pocket Guide, e.g. LCES, Standard Fire Orders, 18 Watch Outs, Wildland Fire Decision Support System (WFDSS) direction, Fire Management Plan policies, etc.
  2. CURRENT ISSUES
    Review and discuss identified "hot topics" and "national emphasis topics". Review forecasts and assessments for the upcoming fire season and discuss implications for firefighter safety.
  3. FIRE SHELTER
    Review and discuss last resort survival. Conduct "hands-on" fire shelter inspections. Practice shelter deployments.
  4. OTHER HAZARDS and SAFETY ISSUES
    Choose additional hazard and safety subjects, which may include SAFENET, current safety alerts, site/unit specific safety issues and hazards.
From direction found in the Interagency Standards for Fire and Fire Aviation Operations 2013 and the Wildland Fire Safety Training Annual Refresher web site

Contact the Operations Committee Chair if additional sessions need to be scheduled.