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Oregon Bulletin

May 1, 2011

Department of Public Safety Standards and Training
Chapter 259

  • Rule Caption: Update course hours/titles for DOC Basic Corrections Course curriculum; Implement plain language standards.
  • Adm. Order No.: DPSST 2-2011
  • Filed with Sec. of State: 3-23-2011
  • Certified to be Effective: 5-1-11
  • Notice Publication Date: 3-1-2011
  • Rules Amended: 259-008-0025
  • Subject: The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training updated its Basic Corrections curriculum and subject/hour breakdown in May 2010. This rule update adjusts the minimum course hours for the Department of Corrections Basic Corrections Course to reflect those updates. Plain language standards and housekeeping changes were also made for clarity and consistency.
  • Rules Coordinator: Linsay Bassler—(503) 378-2431
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  • 259-008-0025
  • Minimum Standards for Training
  • (1) Basic Course:
  • (a) Except as provided in OAR 259-008-0035, all law enforcement officers, telecommunicators, and emergency medical dispatchers must satisfactorily complete the prescribed Basic Course, including the field training portion. The Basic Course and field training portion must be completed within twelve months from the date of employment by corrections officers and within 18 months by police officers, parole and probation officers, telecommunicators, and emergency medical dispatchers.
  • (b) The field training program shall be conducted under the supervision of the employing department. When the field training manual is properly completed, the sign-off pages of the field training manual must be forwarded to the Department. Upon the approval of the Department, the employee shall receive credit toward basic certification.
  • (c) Effective July 1, 2007, all police officers must satisfactorily complete the Department’s physical fitness standard. The Department’s physical standard is:
  • (A) Successful completion of the OR-PAT at 5:30 (five minutes and thirty seconds) when tested upon entry at the Basic Police Course; or
  • (B) Successful completion of the OR-PAT at 5:30 (five minutes and thirty seconds) when tested prior to graduation from the Basic Police Course.
  • (d) Law enforcement officers who have previously completed the Basic Course, but have not been employed as a law enforcement officer as defined in ORS 181.610 and OAR 259-008-0005 during the last five (5) years or more, must satisfactorily complete the full required Basic Course to qualify for certification. This requirement may be waived by the Department upon a finding that the applicant has current knowledge and skills to perform as an officer.
  • (e) Telecommunicators and emergency medical dispatchers who have previously completed the Basic Course, but have not been employed as a telecommunicator or EMD, as described in ORS 181.610 and OAR 259-008-0005 for two and one-half (2-1/2) years or more, must satisfactorily complete the full required Basic Course to qualify for certification. This requirement may be waived by the Department upon finding that a Telecommunicator has current knowledge and skills to perform as a Telecommunicator. There is no waiver available for an emergency medical dispatcher.
  • (f) Previously employed telecommunicators may challenge the Basic Telecommunications Course based on the following criteria:
  • (A) The department head of the applicant’s employing agency shall submit the “challenge request” within the time limits set forth in the Oregon Revised Statutes and Oregon Administrative Rules.
  • (B) The applicant must provide proof of successful completion of prior equivalent training.
  • (C) The applicant must provide documentation of the course content with hour and subject breakdown.
  • (D) The applicant must obtain a minimum passing score on all written examinations for the course.
  • (E) The applicant must demonstrate performance at the minimum acceptable level for the course.
  • (F) Failure of written examination or demonstrated performance shall require attendance of the course challenged.
  • (G) The applicant will only be given one opportunity to challenge a course.
  • (g) Previously employed police officers, corrections officers and parole and probation officers who are required to attend the Basic Course may not challenge the Basic Course.
  • (h) All law enforcement officers who have previously completed the Basic Course, but have not been employed as a law enforcement officer as described in ORS 181.610 and OAR 259-008-0005 over two and one-half (2-1/2) years but less than five (5) years must complete a Career Officer Development Course if returning to the same discipline. This requirement may be waived after a staff determination that the applicant has demonstrated the knowledge and skills required for satisfactory completion of a Career Officer Development Course.
  • (i) Corrections and police officers who have not completed the Basic Course must begin training within 90 days of their initial date of employment.
  • (A) A police officer must begin training at an academy operated by the Department.
  • (B) A corrections officer who is employed by Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) during the period July 1, 2009 through January 1, 2014 must begin DOC Basic Corrections Course (DOC BCC) training provided by DOC as described in section (6) of this rule.
  • (C) A corrections officer who is not employed by DOC must begin training at an academy operated by the Department.
  • (D) A 30-day extension of this time period shall be granted by the Board or its designee upon receipt of a written statement of the reasons for the delay from the officer’s employer. Any delays caused by the inability of the Department to provide basic training for any reason, shall not be counted as part of the periods set forth above (refer to ORS 181.665 and 181.652).
  • (j) Law enforcement officers who have previously completed a basic training course out of state while employed by a law enforcement unit, or public or private safety agency, may, upon proper documentation of such training and with approval of the Department, satisfy the requirements of this section by successfully completing a prescribed Career Officer Development Course or other appropriate course of instruction.
  • (k) The basic course for police officers must include:
  • (A) Training on the law, theory, policies and practices related to vehicle pursuit driving;
  • (B) Vehicle pursuit training exercises, subject to the availability of funding; and
  • (C) A minimum of 24 hours of training in the recognition of mental illnesses utilizing a crisis intervention training model. A minimum of one hour of this training must be on the appropriate use of the medical health database maintained by the Department of State Police within the Law Enforcement Data System.
  • (2) Career Officer Development Course:
  • (a) All law enforcement officers who have not been employed as such for between two and one half (2-1/2) years and five (5) years, must satisfactorily complete a Career Officer Development Course approved by the Department.
  • (b) A law enforcement officer assigned to a Career Officer Development Course must also complete the Board’s field training program under the supervision of the employing department and submit to the Department a properly completed Field Training Manual. The Department may waive the Field Training Manual requirement upon demonstration by the employing agency that it is not necessary [refer to OAR 259-008-0025(1)(b)].
  • (A) A law enforcement officer who fails to achieve a minimum passing test score after completing a Career Officer Development Course will be given one opportunity to remediate through self-study and re-test within 60 days of the initial date of failure.
  • (B) A law enforcement officer who fails to achieve a minimum passing test score after re-testing will have been determined to have failed academically and will be required to attend the next available Basic Course.
  • (C) A law enforcement officer who is scheduled to complete a distance learning COD Course must achieve a minimum passing test score within the timeframe set by the Department. Failure to successfully complete a distance COD Course within the timeframe set by the Department will require an officer to attend the next available COD Course.
  • (c) The Department may also require successful completion of additional specified courses or remedial training.
  • (3) Supervision Course. All law enforcement officers, telecommunicators, and emergency medical dispatchers promoted, appointed, or transferred to a first-level supervisory position must satisfactorily complete Supervision training that complies with the requirements outlined in DPSST Form F-21. The required training must be completed within 12 months after initial promotion, appointment, or transfer to such position. This section applies whether the individual is promoted or transferred to a supervisory position within a department, or is appointed from an outside department, without having completed the required Supervision training within the preceding five (5) years.
  • (4) Middle Management Course. All law enforcement officers, telecommunicators, and emergency medical dispatchers promoted, appointed, or transferred to a middle management position must satisfactorily complete Middle Management training that complies with the requirements outlined in DPSST Form F-22. The required training must be completed within 12 months after initial promotion, appointment, or transfer to such position. This section applies whether the individual is promoted or transferred to a middle management position within a department, or is appointed to the position from an outside department without having completed the required Middle Management training within the preceding five (5) years.
  • (5) Specialized Courses.
  • (a) Specialized courses are optional and may be presented at the Academy or regionally. The curriculum is generally selected because of relevancy to current trends and needs in police, corrections, parole and probation, telecommunications, and emergency medical dispatch fields, at the local or statewide level.
  • (b) Specialized courses may be developed and presented by individual departments of the criminal justice system, local training districts, a college, the Department, or other interested persons. Department staff may be available to provide assistance when resources are not available in the local region.
  • (c) Police officers, including certified reserve officers, must be trained on how to investigate and report cases of missing children and adults.
  • (A) The above mandated training is subject to the availability of funds.
  • (B) Federal training programs must be offered to police officers, including certified reserve officers, when they are made available at no cost to the state.
  • (6) The DOC Basic Corrections Course.
  • Course Requirements
  • (a) Except as provided in OAR 259-008-0035, all corrections officers hired by the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) on or after July 1, 2009, but prior to January 1, 2014, must satisfactorily complete the DOC Basic Corrections Course (DOC BCC), including the field training portion. All corrections officers must complete the DOC BCC and field training portion must be completed within twelve months from the date of employment.
  • (b) Prior to attending a DOC BCC, a corrections officer hired by DOC on or after July 1, 2009, but prior to January 1, 2014, must:
  • (A) Meet the minimum standards for employment as a law enforcement officer contained in OAR 259-008-0010;
  • (B) Meet the background investigation requirements for a law enforcement officer contained in OAR 259-008-0015; and
  • (C) Meet the minimum standards for training contained in this section.
  • (c) The DOC BCC must conform to the content and standard approved by the Board. The DOC BCC must include, but is not limited to:
  • (A) Minimum training standards for the basic certification of corrections officer employed by DOC. The minimum training developed by DOC must be adopted by the Board and must meet or exceed the minimum training standards for the basic certification of corrections officers employed by a law enforcement unit other than DOC.
  • (B) Minimum Course Hours. The DOC BCC must include, at a minimum, the following:
  • (i) Section A – 22 hours in Law and Legal Topics;
  • (ii) Section B – 20 hours in Community Relations and Human Behavior;
  • (iii) Section C – 35 hours in Security;
  • (iv) Section D – 10 hours in Investigations;
  • (v) Section E – 27 hours in Health and Safety;
  • (vi) Section F – 8 hours in Mental Health;
  • (vii) Section G – 37 hours in Skills – Survival; and
  • (viii) Section H – 24 hours in Skills – Firearms.
  • (ix) Administrative time is not included within the hours identified above.
  • (C) Attendance Standards. Attendance rosters must be kept and copies of these rosters must be submitted to the Department at the conclusion of a student’s training, or when requested by the Department. To successfully complete the DOC BCC, a student may not miss more than 10% of the DOC BCC.
  • (D) Notwithstanding (C) above, successful completion of the DOC BCC requires 100% attendance at the following mandatory classes:
  • (i) Health and Fitness;
  • (ii) Defensive Tactics;
  • (iii) Firearms;
  • (iv) Medical Escorts/Restraints;
  • (v) Contraband/Searches;
  • (vi) Report Writing; and
  • (vii) Reality Based Training.
  • (E) Conduct. An individual attending a DOC BCC is expected to uphold the minimum moral fitness standards for Oregon public safety officers during their training. DOC will document the date, type, and disposition of any student misconduct relating to the minimum standards for correctional officers. These include, but are not limited to, the following Zero Tolerance Offenses:
  • (i) Any unlawful act;
  • (ii) Dishonesty, lying or attempting to conceal violations;
  • (iii) Cheating;
  • (iv) Harassment; or
  • (v) Alcohol possession or use at the training venue.
  • (F) Course Curriculum.
  • (i) The DOC BCC will be based on the critical and essential job tasks identified in the most current Job Task Analysis for corrections officers provided to DOC by the Department.
  • (ii) The DOC BCC will incorporate the most current Learning Goals provided to DOC by the Department.
  • (iii) The DOC BCC will incorporate curriculum updates provided to DOC by the Department, when those updates address the critical and essential job tasks or Learning Goals referenced above.
  • Testing Requirements
  • (G) Academic Testing. Academic testing will consist of written test questions that are valid, create reasonable academic rigor, and require students to demonstrate knowledge and application of the essential tasks identified within the DOC BCC curriculum. DOC must administer examinations and maintain a file of examinations conducted.
  • (i) Academic Testing Passing Score. Except as provided below, to successfully complete the DOC BCC, students must achieve a minimum score of 75% on each academic test. If a student does not attain a 75% score, and DOC retains the student as an employee in a certifiable position, DOC must remediate the student. After remediation, a student will be allowed one opportunity to re-test and achieve a minimum score of 75%.
  • (ii) Students must attain a score of 100% on all academic test questions on Use of Force topics. If a student fails to attain a 100% score on Use of Force topics, and DOC retains the student as an employee in a certifiable position, DOC must remediate the student. Remediation must include the student completing the DPSST Use of Force Remediation form to demonstrate understanding of each topic missed.
  • (H) Skills Testing. Skills testing will consist of evaluations documented by use of Skills Sheets during which students must demonstrate competence and achieve a “pass” score in each skill tested.
  • (I) Test Security and Integrity.
  • (i) DOC must develop and strictly enforce measures to ensure the security of test questions and integrity of all testing processes.
  • (ii) DOC must randomize the order of test questions and must develop a sufficient bank of test questions to ensure that students who fail to achieve a passing score and are remediated are given a randomized test that includes some questions that are different than those in the test the student originally failed.
  • Instructor Requirements
  • (J) Instructor Qualifications. All instructors for the DOC BCC must meet or exceed the Instructor Certification standards for instructors at DPSST Basic courses and must be currently certified by the Department in the categories instructed.
  • Documentation Requirements
  • (K) Required documentation for the DOC BCC must include, but is not limited to:
  • (i) Name, DPSST number and employing institution of each student;
  • (ii) Topics;
  • (iii) Number of training hours per topic;
  • (iv) Name, DPSST number, and topics taught for all instructors utilized;
  • (v) Total hours attended per student;
  • (vi) Any student absences;
  • (vii) Any remediation of training;
  • (viii) Any instructor notes or observations relating to any students’ performance during the training; and
  • (ix) All academic and skills testing for each student.
  • Certification Requirements
  • (L) Officer Certification. The applicant must meet the minimum standards for certification as a corrections officer contained in OAR 259-008-0060. DOC must submit the following documents at the time Basic certification is requested:
  • (i) F-7 (Application for Certification);
  • (ii) F-6 (Course Roster) for DOC BCC including the number of hours and the final cumulative score;
  • (iii) F-6 (Course Roster) for DOC Advanced Corrections Course with attached itemized list of classes attended;
  • (iv) Proof of current First Aid/CPR;
  • (v) F-11 (Criminal Justice Code of Ethics); and
  • (vi) FTO Manual Completion Report.
  • (7) Waiver. A person requesting a waiver of any course requirements is required to submit to the Department any supporting documents or pertinent expert testimony and evaluation requested. Any expense associated with providing such documentation, testimony or evaluation shall be borne by the person requesting the waiver or the requesting agency.
  • [ED. NOTE: Forms referenced are available from the agency.]
  • Stat. Auth.: ORS 181.640
  • Stats. Implemented: ORS 181.640
  • Hist.: PS 12, f. & ef. 12-19-77; PS 1-1979, f. 10-1-79, ef. 10-3-79; PS 1-1982, f. & ef. 7-2-82; PS 1-1983, f. & ef. 12-15-83; PS 1-1985, f. & ef. 4-24-85; Renumbered from 259-010-0030, PS 1-1990, f. & cert. ef. 2-7-90; PS 2-1995, f. & cert. ef. 9-27-95; PS 5-1997, f. 3-20-97, cert. ef. 3-25-97; PS 10-1997(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 11-5-97; BPSST 1-1998, f. & cert. ef. 5-6-98; BPSST 2-1998(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-6-98 thru 6-30-98; BPSST 3-1998, f. & cert. ef. 6-30-98; BPSST 11-2000, f. 11-13-00, cert. ef. 11-15-00; BPSST 13-2001(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-26-01 thru 4-10-02; BPSST 2-2002, f. & cert. ef. 2-6-02; BPSST 8-2002, f. & cert. ef. 4-3-02; BPSST 15-2002, f. & cert. ef. 7-5-02; DPSST 14-2003, f. & cert. ef. 12-22-03; DPSST 5-2004, f. & cert. ef. 4-23-04; DPSST 3-2007, f. & cert. ef. 1-12-06; DPSST 3-2007, f. & cert. ef. 1-12-07; DPSST 9-2008, f. & cert. ef. 7-15-08; DPSST 14-2008, f. & cert. ef. 10-15-08; DPSST 3-2009, f. & cert. ef. 4-8-09; DPSST 8-2009(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 9-15-09 thru 3-1-10; DPSST 15-2009, f. & cert. ef. 12-15-09; DPSST 3-2010, f. 4-12-10, cert. ef. 5-1-10; DPSST 2-2011, f. 3-23-11, cert. ef. 5-1-11
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  • Rule Caption: Update rule to remain consistent and current with 2008 Edition of NFPA 1006 standards.
  • Adm. Order No.: DPSST 3-2011
  • Filed with Sec. of State: 3-28-2011
  • Certified to be Effective: 5-1-11
  • Notice Publication Date: 3-1-2011
  • Rules Amended: 259-009-0005, 259-009-0062
  • Subject: The BPSST/DPSST National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) Rescuer Technician Task Force originally met with the approval of the Fire Policy Committee in August, 2010. The task force concluded that there is significant training value in remaining consistent and current with the NFPA standards at the national level. Updates include technical changes to the titles, definitions, and standards of Technical Rescuer.
  • Rules Coordinator: Linsay Bassler—(503) 378-2431
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  • 259-009-0005
  • Definitions
  • (1) “Authority having jurisdiction” means the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training.
  • (2) “Agency Head” means the chief officer of a fire service agency directly responsible for the administration of that unit.
  • (3) “Board” means the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training.
  • (4) “Cargo Tank Specialty” means a person who provides technical support pertaining to cargo tank cars, provided oversight for product removal and movement of damaged cargo tanks, and acts as liaison between technicians and outside resources.
  • (5) “Chief Officer” means an individual of an emergency fire agency at a higher level of responsibility than a company officer. A chief officer supervises two or more fire companies in operations or manages and supervises a particular fire service agency program such as training, communications, logistics, prevention, emergency medical services provisions and other staff related duties.
  • (6) “Community College” means a public institution operated by a community college district for the purpose of providing courses of study limited to not more than two years full-time attendance and designed to meet the needs of a geographical area by providing educational services, including but not limited to vocational or technical education programs or lower division collegiate programs.
  • (7) “Company Officer” means a fire officer who supervises a company of fire fighters assigned to an emergency response apparatus.
  • (8) “Content Level Course” is a course that includes an identifiable block of learning objectives or outcomes that are required for certification at one or more levels.
  • (9) “Department” means the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training.
  • (10) “Director” means the Director of the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training.
  • (11) “Entry Level Fire Fighter” means an individual at the beginning of his/her fire service involvement. During the probationary period an entry level fire fighter is in a training and indoctrination period under constant supervision by a more senior member of a fire service agency.
  • (12) “Field Training Officer” means an individual who is authorized by a fire service agency of by the Department to sign as verifying completion of tasks required by task books.
  • (13) “Fire Company” means a group of fire fighters, usually 3 or more, who staff and provide the essential emergency duties of a particular emergency response apparatus.
  • (14) “Fire Fighter” is a term used to describe an individual who renders a variety of emergency response duties primarily to save lives and protect property. This applies to career and volunteer personnel.
  • (15) “Fire Ground Leader” means a Fire Service Professional who is qualified to lead emergency scene operations.”
  • (16) “Fire Inspector” means an individual whose primary function is the inspection of facilities in accordance with the specific jurisdictional fire codes and standards.
  • (17) “Fire Service Agency” means any unit of state or local government, a special purpose district or a private firm which provides, or has authority to provide, fire protection services.
  • (18) “Fire Service Professional” means a paid (career) or volunteer fire fighter, an officer or a member of a public or private fire protection agency who is engaged primarily in fire investigation, fire prevention, fire safety, fire control or fire suppression or providing emergency medical services, light and heavy rescue services, search and rescue services or hazardous materials incident response. “Fire service professional” does not include forest fire protection agency personnel.
  • (19) “Fire Training Officer” means a fire service member assigned the responsibility for administering, providing, and managing and/or supervising a fire service agency training program.
  • (20) “First Responder” means an “Operations Level Responder”
  • (21) “Hazardous Materials Safety Officer” means a person who works within an incident management system (IMS) (specifically, the hazardous materials branch/group) to ensure that recognized hazardous materials/WMD safe practices are followed at hazardous materials/weapons of mass destruction (WMD) incidents.
  • (22) “Hazardous Materials Technician” means a person who responds to hazardous materials/weapons of mass destruction (WMD) incidents using a risk-based response process by which they analyze a problem involving hazardous materials/weapons of mass destruction (WMD), select applicable decontamination procedures, and control a release using specialized protective and control equipment.
  • (23) “Incident Commander” (IC) means a person who is responsible for all incidents activities, including the development of strategies and tactics and the ordering and release of resources.
  • (24) “Intermodal Tank Specialty” means a person who provides technical support pertaining to intermodal tanks, provided oversight for product removal and movement of damaged intermodal tanks, and acts as a liaison between technicians and outside resources.
  • (25) “Marine Tank Vessel Specialty” means a person who provides technical support pertaining to marine tank vessels, provided oversight for product removal and movement of damaged marine tank vessels, and acts as a liaison between technicians and outside resources.
  • (26) “NFPA” stands for National Fire Protection Association which is a body of individuals representing a wide variety of professions, including fire protection, who develop consensus standards and codes for fire safety by design and fire protection agencies.
  • (27) “NFPA Aircraft Rescue and Fire-Fighting Apparatus” means a Fire Service Professional who has met the requirements of Fire Fighter II as specified in NFPA 1001, Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator as specified in NFPA 1002 Chapter 4, NFPA Airport Fire Fighter as specified in NFPA 1003 and the job performance requirements defined in NFPA 1002 Sections 9.1 and 9.2.
  • (28) “NFPA Airport Firefighter” means a member of a Fire Service Agency who has met job performance requirements of NFPA Standard 1003.
  • (29) “NFPA Apparatus Equipped with an Aerial Device” means a Fire Service Professional who has met the requirements of Fire Fighter I as specified in NFPA 1001, Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator as specified in NFPA 1002 Chapter 4 and the job performance requirements defined in NFPA 1002 Sections 6.1 and 6.2.
  • (30) “NFPA Apparatus Equipped with a Tiller” means a Fire Service Professional who has met the requirements of Fire Fighter I as specified in NFPA 1001, Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator as specified in NFPA 1002 Chapter 4, Apparatus Equipped with an Aerial Device as specified in NFPA 1002 Chapter 6 and the job performance requirements defined in NFPA 1002 Sections 7.2.
  • (31) “NFPA Apparatus Equipped with Fire Pump” means a Fire Service Professional who has met the requirements of Fire Fighter I as specified in NFPA 1001, Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator as specified in NFPA 1002 Chapter 4 and the job performance requirements defined in NFPA 1002 Sections 5.1 and 5.2.
  • (32) “NFPA Confined Space Rescue” means a Fire Service Professional who has met the job performance requirements defined in NFPA 1006, Chapter 7 sections 7.1 and 7.2.
  • (33) “NFPA Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator” means a Fire Service Professional who has met the job performance requirements defined in NFPA 1002, Chapter 4 sections 4.2 and 4.3.
  • (34) “NFPA Fire Fighter I” means a member of a fire service agency who has met the Level I job performance requirements of NFPA standard 1001. Sometimes referred to as a journeyman fire fighter.
  • (35) “NFPA Fire Fighter II” means a member of a fire service agency who met the more stringent Level II job performance requirements of NFPA Standard 1001. Sometimes referred to as a senior fire fighter.
  • (36) “NFPA Fire Inspector I” means an individual who conducts basic fire code inspections and has met the Level I job performance requirements of NFPA Standard 1031.
  • (37) “NFPA Fire Inspector II” means an individual who conducts complicated fire code inspections, reviews plans for code requirements, and recommends modifications to codes and standards. This individual has met the Level II job performance requirements of NFPA standard 1031.
  • (38) “NFPA Fire Inspector III” means an individual at the third and most advanced level of progression who has met the job performance requirements specified in this standard for Level III. The Fire Inspector III performs all types of fire inspections, plans review duties, and resolves complex code-related issues.
  • (39) “NFPA Fire Investigator” means an individual who conducts post fire investigations to determine the cause and the point of origin of fire. This individual has met the job performance requirements of NFPA Standard 1033.
  • (40) “NFPA Fire Officer I” means the fire officer, at the supervisory level, who has met the job performance requirements specified in NFPA 1021 Standard Fire Officer Professional Qualifications. (Company officer rank)
  • (41) “NFPA Fire Officer II” means the fire officer, at the supervisory/managerial level, who has met the job performance requirements in NFPA Standard 1021. (Station officer, battalion chief rank)
  • (42) “NFPA Fire Officer III” means the fire officer, at the managerial/administrative level, who has met the job performance requirements in NFPA Standard 1021. (District chief, assistant chief, division chief, deputy chief rank)
  • (43) “NFPA Fire Officer IV” means the fire officer, at the administrative level, who has met the job performance requirements in NFPA Standard 1021. (Fire Chief)
  • (44) “NFPA Instructor I” means a fire service instructor who has demonstrated the knowledge and ability to deliver instruction effectively from a prepared lesson plan, including instructional aids and evaluation instruments; adapt lesson plans to the unique requirements of the students and authority having jurisdiction; organize the learning environment so that learning is maximized; and meet the record-keeping requirements of authority having jurisdiction.
  • (45) “NFPA Instructor II” means a fire service instructor who, in addition to meeting Instructor I qualifications, has demonstrated the knowledge and ability to develop individual lesson plans for a specific topic including learning objectives, instructional aids, and evaluation instruments; schedule training sessions based on overall training plan of authority having jurisdiction; and supervise and coordinate the activities of other instructors.
  • (46) “NFPA Instructor III” means a fire service instructor who, in addition to meeting Instructor II qualifications, has demonstrated the knowledge and ability to develop comprehensive training curricula and programs for use by single or multiple organizations; conduct organization needs analysis; and develop training goals and implementation strategies.
  • (47) “NFPA Marine Land-Based Fire Fighter” means a member of a fire service agency who meets the job performance requirements of NFPA 1005.
  • (48) “NFPA Mobile Water Supply Apparatus” means a Fire Service Professional who has met the requirements of Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator as specified in NFPA 1002 Chapter 4 and the job performance requirements defined in NFPA 1002 Sections 10.1 and 10.2.
  • (49) “NFPA Rope Rescue – Level I” means a Fire Service Professional who has met the job performance requirements defined in NFPA 1006, Chapter 6 section 6.1.
  • (50) “NFPA Rope Rescue – Level II” means a Fire Service Professional who has met the job performance requirements defined in NFPA 1006, Chapter 6 section 6.2.
  • (51) “NFPA Surface Water Rescue – Level I” means a Fire Service Professional who has met the job performance requirements defined in NFPA 1006, Chapter 11 section 11.1.
  • (52) “NFPA Surface Water Rescue – Level II” means a Fire Service Professional who has met the job performance requirements defined in NFPA 1006, Chapter 11 section 11.2.
  • (53) “NFPA Swiftwater Rescue” means a Fire Service Professional who has met the job performance requirements defined in NFPA 1006, Chapter 6 sections 6.1 and 6.2, Chapter 11 sections 11.1 and 11.2, and Chapter 12 sections 12.1 and 12.2.
  • (54) “NFPA Trench Rescue” means a Fire Service Professional who has met the job performance requirements defined in NFPA 1006, Chapter 8 sections 8.1 and 8.2.
  • (55) “NFPA Structural Collapse Rescue” means a Fire Service Professional who has met the job performance requirements defined in NFPA 1006, Chapter 9 sections 9.1 and 9.2.
  • (56) “NFPA Vehicle and Machinery Rescue” means a Fire Service Professional who has met the job performance requirements defined in NFPA 1006, Chapter 10 sections 10.1 and
  • (57) “NFPA Wildland Fire Apparatus” means a Fire Service Professional who has met the requirements of Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator as specified in NFPA 1002 Chapter 4 and the job performance requirements defined in NFPA 1002 Sections 8.1 and 8.2.
  • (58) “Operations Level Responder” means a person who responds to hazardous materials/weapons of mass destruction (WMD) incidents for the purpose of implementing or supporting actions to protect nearby persons, the environment, or property from the effects of the release.
  • (59) “Service Delivery” means to be able to adequately demonstrate, through job performance, the knowledge, skills, and ability of a certification level.
  • (60) “Staff” means those employees occupying full-time, part-time, and/or temporary positions with the Department.
  • (61) “Tank Car Specialty” means a person who provides technical support pertaining to tank cars, provided oversight for product removal and movement of damaged tank cars, and acts as a liaison between technicians and outside resources.
  • (62) “Task Performance” means to be able to demonstrate the ability to perform the tasks, of a certification level, in a controlled environment while being evaluated.
  • (63) “The Act” refers to the Public Safety Standards and Training Act (ORS 181.610 to 181.705).
  • (64) “Topical Level Course” is a course that does not include an identifiable block of learning objectives or outcomes that are required for certification at one or more levels.
  • (65) “Track” means a field of study required for certification.
  • (66) “Waiver” means to refrain from pressing or enforcing a rule.
  • (67) “Wildland Interface Crew Boss” means a person who is in supervisory position in charge of 16 to 21 fire fighters and is responsible for their performance, safety, and welfare.
  • (68) “Wildland Interface Division/Group Supervisor” means a person who is responsible to act in an ICS position responsible for commanding and managing resources on a particular geographic area of a wildland fire. Reports to a Branch Director or Operations Section Chief.
  • (69) “Wildland Interface Engine Boss” means a person who is in supervisory position who has demonstrated the skills and depth of knowledge necessary to function under general supervision while operating a piece of apparatus such as an engine.
  • (70) “Wildland Interface Fire Fighter” means a person at the first level of progression who demonstrated the knowledge and skills necessary to function safely as a member of a wildland fire suppression crew whose principal function is fire suppression. This position has direct supervision.
  • (71) “Wildland Interface Strike Team Leader Crew” means a person who is responsible to act in an ICS position and is responsible for the direct supervision of a crew strike team.
  • (72) “Wildland Interface Strike Team Leader Engine” means a person who is responsible to act in an ICS position and is responsible for the direct supervision of an engine strike team.
  • (73) “Wildland Interface Structural Group Supervisor” means a person who is responsible to act in an ICS position responsible for supervising equipment and personnel assigned to a group. Groups are composed of resources assembled to perform a special function not necessarily within a single geographic division. Groups, when activated, are located between branches and resources in the operations section. Reports to a Branch Director or Operations Section Chief.
  • Stat. Auth.: ORS 181.640
  • Stats. Implemented: ORS 181.640
  • Hist.: BPSST 22-2002, f. & cert. ef. 11-18-02; DPSST 8-2004, f. & cert. ef. 4-23-04; DPSST 2-2006, f. & cert. ef. 1-24-06; DPSST 9-2006, f. & cert. ef. 7-7-06; DPSST 2-2007, f. & cert. ef. 1-12-07; DPSST 10-2008, f. & cert. ef. 7-15-08; DPSST 7-2009, f. & cert. ef. 7-13-09; DPSST 12-2009, f. & cert. ef. 10-15-09; DPSST 16-2009(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 12-15-09 thru 6-11-10; DPSST 5-2010, f. 6-11-10, cert. ef. 6-14-10; DPSST 11-2010, f. & cert. ef. 11-12-10; DPSST 3-2011, f. 3-28-11, cert. ef. 5-1-11
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  • 259-009-0062
  • Fire Service Personnel Certification
  • (1) A fire service professional affiliated with an Oregon fire service agency may be certified by satisfactorily completing the requirements specified in section (2) of this rule: through participation in a fire service agency training program accredited by the Department; or through a course certified by the Department; or by evaluation of experience as specified in OAR 259-009-0063. The Department may certify a fire service professional who has satisfactorily completed the requirements for certification as prescribed in section (2) of this rule, including the Task Performance Evaluations (TPE) if applicable.
  • (2) The following standards for fire service personnel are hereby adopted by reference:
  • (a) The provisions of the NFPA Standard 1001, 2008 Edition, entitled “Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications”;
  • (A) “Authority having jurisdiction” means the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training.
  • (B) Delete section 1.3.1.
  • NOTE: This references NFPA 1500.
  • (C) Delete section 2.2.
  • NOTE: This references NFPA 1500 and 1582.
  • (D) Entry Level Fire Fighter means an individual trained to the requirements of Section 2-1 Student Prerequisites, NFPA Standard 1403, 1997 Edition, entitled “Live Fire Training Evolutions” and the applicable safety requirements adopted by OR-OSHA. An individual trained to this level and verified so by the agency head is qualified to perform live-fire training exercises and to perform on the emergency scene under constant supervision. An Entry Level Fire Fighter should be encouraged to complete Fire Fighter I training within one year.
  • (E) Before an applicant can qualify for certification, the applicant must complete either a Task Performance Evaluation or a Department approved Task Book for Fire Fighter I and Fire Fighter II, signed off by the Agency Head or Training Officer.
  • (b) The provisions of the NFPA Standard 1002, 2009 Edition, entitled Standard for Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator Professional Qualifications,” are adopted subject to the following definitions and modifications hereinafter stated:
  • (A) 5.1 General. The job performance requirements defined in Sections 5.1 and 5.2, must be met prior to certification as a Fire Service Agency Driver/Operator-Pumper.
  • (B) 6.1 General. The requirements of NFPA 1001 Fire Fighter I and NFPA 1002 Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator, as specified by the Department and the job performance requirements defined in Sections 6.1 and 6.2, must be met prior to certification as a Fire Service Agency Driver/Operator-Aerial.
  • (C) 7.1 General. The requirements of NFPA 1001 Fire Fighter I and NFPA 1002 Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator, as specified by the Department and the job performance requirements defined in Sections 7.1 and 7.2 must be met prior to certification as a Fire Service Agency Driver/Operator-Tiller.
  • (D) 8.1 General. The requirements of NFPA 1001 Fire Fighter I and NFPA 1002 Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator, as specified by the Department and the job performance requirements defined in Sections 8.1 and 8.2, must be met prior to certification as a Fire Service Agency Driver/Operator-Wildland Fire Apparatus.
  • (E) 9.1 General. The requirements of NFPA 1001 Fire Fighter II and NFPA 1002 Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator, as specified by the Department and the job performance requirements defined in Sections 9.1 and 9.2, must be met prior to certification as a Fire Service Agency Driver/Operator-Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting Apparatus (ARFF).
  • (F) 10.1 General. The requirements of NFPA 1002 Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator, as specified by the Department and the job performance requirements defined in Sections 10.1 and 10.2, must be met prior to certification as a Fire Service Agency Driver/Operator-Mobile Water Supply Apparatus.
  • (G) Delete “the requirements of NFPA 1500, Standard on Fire Department Occupational Safety and Health Program”.
  • (H) All applicants for certification must complete either a Task Performance Evaluation or a Department approved Task Book for: Driver, Pumper Operator, Aerial Operator, Tiller Operator, Wildland Fire Apparatus Operator, Aircraft Rescue and Fire-Fighting Apparatus Operator or Mobile Water Supply Apparatus Operator and signed off by the Agency Head or Training Officer before an applicant can qualify for certification.
  • (c) The provisions of the NFPA Standards 1003, 2005 Edition, entitled “Standard for Airport Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications,”
  • (A) 6.1 General. Prior to certification as a Fire Service Agency NFPA 1003 Airport Fire Fighter, the requirements of NFPA 1001 Fire Fighter II and NFPA 1002 Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting Apparatus Operator (ARFF), as specified by the Department, and the job performance requirements defined in sections 6.1 through 6.4 must be met.
  • (B) All applicants for certification must complete either a Task Performance Evaluation or a Department-approved Task Book for: Airport Fire Fighter and signed off by the Agency Head or Training Officer before an applicant can qualify for certification.
  • (d) The provisions of NFPA Standard 1005, 2007 Edition, entitled “Marine Fire Fighting for Land Based Fire Fighters Professional Qualifications,” are adopted subject to the following definitions and modifications:
  • (A) “Authority having jurisdiction” means the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training.
  • (B) Delete section 2.2.
  • NOTE: This references NFPA 1500.
  • (C) Delete sections of 2.4.
  • NOTE: This references NFPA 1000, NFPA 1081, NFPA 1405, NFPA 1670 and NFPA 1710.
  • (D) 5.1 General. Prior to certification as a Fire Service Agency NFPA 1005 Marine Land-Based Fire Fighter, the requirements of NFPA 1001 Fire Fighter II, as specified by the Department.
  • (E) All applicants for certification must complete a Department approved Task Book for: Marine Fire Fighting for Land Based Fire Fighters and signed off by the Agency Head or Training Officer before an applicant can qualify for certification.
  • (e) The provisions of the NFPA Standards 1003, 2005 Edition, entitled “Standard for Airport Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications,”
  • (A) 6.1 General. Prior to certification as a Fire Service Agency NFPA 1003 Airport Fire Fighter, the requirements of NFPA 1001 Fire Fighter II and NFPA 1002 Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting Apparatus Operator (ARFF), as specified by the Department, and the job performance requirements defined in sections 6.1 through 6.4 must be met.
  • (B) All applicants for certification must complete either a Task Performance Evaluation or a Department-approved Task Book for: Airport Fire Fighter and signed off by the Agency Head or Training Officer before an applicant can qualify for certification.
  • (f) The provisions of NFPA Standard 1005, 2007 Edition, entitled “Marine Fire Fighting for Land Based Fire Fighters Professional Qualifications,” are adopted subject to the following definitions and modifications:
  • (A) “Authority having jurisdiction” means the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training.
  • (B) Delete section 2.2.
  • NOTE: This references NFPA 1500.
  • (C) Delete sections of 2.4.
  • NOTE: This references NFPA 1000, NFPA 1081, NFPA 1405, NFPA 1670 and NFPA 1710.
  • (D) 5.1 General. Prior to certification as a Fire Service Agency NFPA 1005 Marine Land-Based Fire Fighter, the requirements of NFPA 1001 Fire Fighter II, as specified by the Department.
  • (E) All applicants for certification must complete a Department approved Task Book for: Marine Fire Fighting for Land Based Fire Fighters and signed off by the Agency Head or Training Officer before an applicant can qualify for certification.
  • (F) Transition Phase:
  • (i) An application for certification in Marine Fire Fighting for Land Based Fire Fighters must be submitted to the Department no later than June 30, 2009 to receive consideration for certification without having to complete a task book.
  • (ii) All applications received on or after July 1, 2009, will need to show completion of the approved task book.
  • (g) The provisions of the NFPA Standard No. 1031, Edition of (2009), entitled “Professional Qualifications for Fire Inspector and Plan Examiner” are adopted.
  • (A) All applicants for certification as an NFPA Fire Inspector I must:
  • (i) Successfully complete a Department approved Task Book; and
  • (ii) Furnish proof that they have passed an exam demonstrating proficiency in the model fire code adopted by the State of Oregon or an equivalent.
  • (B) All applicants for certification as an NFPA Fire Inspector II must:
  • (i) Hold a certification as a Fire Inspector I; and
  • (ii) Successfully complete a Department approved Task Book.
  • (C) All applicants for certification as an NFPA Fire Inspector III must:
  • (i) Hold a certification as a Fire Inspector II; and
  • (ii) Successfully complete a Department approved Task Book.
  • (D) Task books must be monitored by a Field Training Officer approved by the Department. The Field Training Officer must be certified at or above the level being monitored and have at least five (5) years inspection experience. The Department may approve other Field Training Officers with equivalent training, education and experience as determined by designated Department staff.
  • (h) The provisions of the NFPA Standard No. 1033, Edition of (2009), entitled “Professional Qualifications for Fire Investigator” are adopted subject to the following definitions and requirements:
  • (A) An individual must successfully complete a Department approved Task Book before the Department will administer a written examination for the Fire Investigator certification level. Exception: Anyone holding a valid IAAI Fire Investigator Certification, National Association of Fire Investigators (NAFI) certification, or Certified Fire Explosion Investigators (CFEI) certification is exempt from taking the Department’s Fire Investigator written exam.
  • (B) A Department approved Field Training Officer must monitor the completion of a Task Book. The Field Training Officer must be certified at or above the level being monitored and have at least five (5) years fire investigation experience. Exception: The Department may approve a Field Training Officers with equivalent training, education and experience.
  • (i) The provisions of the NFPA Standard No. 1035, Edition of 2000, entitled “Professional Qualifications for Public Fire and Life Safety Educator” are adopted subject to the following definitions and modifications:
  • (A) Chapter 6 (Six) “Juvenile Firesetter Intervention Specialist I” and Chapter 7 (Seven) “Juvenile Firesetter Intervention Specialist II,” Oregon-amended, shall be adopted with the following changes:
  • (i) Change the following definitions:
  • (I) 1-4.4 Change the definition of “Assessment” to read: “A structured process by which relevant information is gathered for the purpose of determining specific child or family intervention needs conducted by a mental health professional.”
  • (II) 1-4.11 Change the title of “Fire Screener” to “Fire Screening” and the definition to read “The process by which we conduct an interview with a firesetter and his or her family using state approved forms and guidelines. Based on recommended practice, the process may determine the need for referral for counseling and/or implementation of educational intervention strategies to mitigate effects of firesetting behavior.”
  • (III) 1-4.14 Include “insurance” in list of agencies.
  • (IV) 1-4.15 Change the definition to read: “...that may include screening, education and referral for assessment for counseling, medical services.”
  • (V) 1-4.16 Change “person” to “youth” and change age from 21 to 18.
  • (VI) 1-4.17 Add “using state-approved prepared forms and guidelines.”
  • (VII) 1-4.22 Add “...or by authority having jurisdiction.”
  • (VIII) 1-4.24 Add “...or as defined by the authority having jurisdiction.”
  • (ii) Under 6-1 General Requirements, delete the statement, “In addition, the person shall meet the requirements for Public Fire and Life Safety Educator I prior to being certified as a Juvenile Firesetter Intervention Specialist I.”
  • (B) A task book shall be completed prior to certification as a Public Fire and Life Safety Educator I, II or III.
  • (C) A task book shall be completed prior to certification as a Public Information Officer.
  • (D) A task book shall be completed prior to certification as a Juvenile Firesetter Intervention Specialist I and II.
  • (j) The provisions of the NFPA Standard No. 1041, Edition of 2007, entitled “Standard for Fire Service Instructor Professional Qualifications,” are adopted subject to the following definitions and modifications:
  • (A) “Fundamentals of Instruction” shall mean a 16-hour instructor training course for those instructors used for in-house training. This course includes a task book. This course does not lead to certification.
  • (B) Successfully complete an approved task book for Fire Service Instructor I and II. This requirement is effective for any application for certification after January 4, 2002.
  • (k) The provisions of the NFPA Standard 1021, 2009 Edition, entitled “Standards for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications,” are adopted subject to the following definitions and modifications:
  • (A) 4.1 General. For certification as Fire Officer I, the candidate must be certified at NFPA 1001 Fire Fighter II, and NFPA 1041 Fire Instructor I, as defined by the Department, and meet the job performance requirements defined in Sections 4.1 through 4.7 of this Standard.
  • (i) Amend section 4.1.2 General Prerequisite Skills to include college courses or Department approved equivalent courses in the following areas of study: Communications, Math, Physics, Chemistry, or Fire Behavior and Combustion. Refer to the suggested course guide for detailed course, curriculum and training information.
  • (ii) All applicants for certification must complete either a Task Performance Evaluation or a Department approved Task Book for; NFPA Fire Officer I and signed off by the Agency Head or Training Officer before an applicant can qualify for certification.
  • (B) 5.1 General. For certification as NFPA Fire Officer II, the candidate must be certified as NFPA Fire Officer I, as defined by the Department, and meet the job performance requirements defined in Section 5.1 through 5.7 of the Standard.
  • (i) Amend section 5.1.2 General Prerequisite Skills to include college courses or Department approved equivalent courses in the following areas of study: Psychology or Sociology.
  • (ii) Amend section 5.3 Community and Government Relations to include State and Local Government or Department approved equivalent courses.
  • (iii) All applicants for certification must complete either a Task Performance Evaluation or a Department approved Task Book for NFPA Fire Officer II, and signed off by the Agency Head or Training Officer, before an applicant can qualify for certification.
  • (C) 6.1 General. For certification as NFPA Fire Officer III, the candidate must be certified as a NFPA Fire Officer II, NFPA, NFPA 1041 Fire Instructor II, as defined by the Department, and meet the job performance requirements defined in Sections 6.1 through 6.7 of the Standard.
  • (i) All applicants for certification must complete a Department approved Task Book for NFPA Fire Officer III, and signed off by the Agency Head or Training Officer, before an applicant can qualify for certification.
  • (D) 7.1 General. For certification as NFPA Fire Officer IV the candidate must be certified as NFPA Fire Officer III, as defined by the Department, and meet the job performance requirements in Sections 7.1 through 7.7 of the Standard.
  • (i) All applicants for certification must complete a Department approved Task Book for NFPA Fire Officer IV, and signed off by the Agency Head or Training Officer, before an applicant can qualify for certification.
  • (l) Hazardous Materials Responder (DPSST-P-12 1/96).
  • (m) Fire Ground Leader.
  • (A) This is a standard that is Oregon-specific.
  • (B) An applicant applying for Fire Ground Leader must first be certified as an NFPA Fire Fighter II.
  • (C) An applicant applying for Fire Ground Leader must document training in all of the following areas:
  • (i) Building Construction: Non-Combustible;
  • (ii) Building Construction: Combustible;
  • (iii) Incident Safety Officer or Fire Fighter Safety;
  • (iv) Managing Water Supplies Operations;
  • (v) MCTO — Preparation or PICO;
  • (vi) MCTO — Decision Making;
  • (vii) MCTO — Tactics or STICO;
  • (viii) Incident Command System;
  • (ix) Fire Investigation.
  • (D) A task book must be completed before certification is awarded.
  • (n) Wildland Interface Fire Fighter.
  • (A) This standard includes NWCG Wildland Fire Fighter Type I and Type II.
  • (B) An individual applying for Wildland Interface Fire Fighter must document training in all of the following areas at the time of application:
  • (i) S-130 Fire Fighter Training (includes L-180);
  • (ii) S-190 Wildland Fire Behavior;
  • (iii) S-131 Firefighter Type I;
  • (iv) I-100 Introduction to ICS; and
  • (v) Completion of the NWCG FFT1 Task Book.
  • (o) Wildland Interface Engine Boss.
  • (A) This is an NWCG standard.
  • (B) An individual applying for Wildland Interface Engine Boss must be certified as Wildland Interface Fire Fighter prior to applying for Wildland Interface Engine Boss and must document training in all of the following areas at the time of application:
  • (i) I-200 Basic Incident Command;
  • (ii) S-230 or S-231 Crew Boss (Single Resource);
  • (iii) S-290 Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior; and
  • (iv) Completion of the Task Book for NWCG Single Resource Boss Engine.
  • (p) Wildland Interface Crew Boss.
  • (A) This is an NWCG standard.
  • (B) An individual applying for Wildland Interface Crew Boss must be certified as Wildland Interface Fire Fighter prior to applying for Wildland Interface Crew Boss and must document training in all of the following areas at the time of application:
  • (i) I-200 Basic Incident Command;
  • (ii) S-230 Crew Boss (Single Resource);
  • (iii) S-290 Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior; and
  • (iv) Completion of the Task Book for NWCG Single Resource Boss Crew.
  • (q) Wildland Interface Strike Team Leader Engine.
  • (A) This is an NWCG standard.
  • (B) An individual applying for Wildland Interface Strike Team Leader Engine must be certified as Wildland Interface Engine Boss prior to applying for Wildland Interface Strike Team/Leader Engine and must document training in all of the following areas at the time of application:
  • (i) S-215 Fire Operations in the WUI;
  • (ii) S-330 Task Force/Strike Team Leader;
  • (iii) I-300 Intermediate ICS; and
  • (iv) Completion of the Task Book for NWCG Strike Team Leader Engine.
  • (r) Wildland Interface Strike Team Leader Crew.
  • (A) This is an NWCG standard.
  • (B) An individual applying for Wildland Interface Strike Team Leader Crew must be certified as Wildland Interface Crew Boss prior to applying for Wildland Interface Strike Team Leader Crew and must document training in all of the following areas at the time of application:
  • (i) S-215 Fire Operations in the WUI;
  • (ii) S-330 Task Force/Strike Team Leader;
  • (iii) I-300 Intermediate ICS; and
  • (iv) Completion of the Task Book for NWCG Strike Team Leader Crew.
  • (s) Wildland Interface Structural Group Supervisor.
  • (A) This is an Oregon standard.
  • (B) An individual applying for Wildland Interface Structural Group Supervisor must be certified as Wildland Interface Strike Team Leader Engine prior to applying for certification as Wildland Structural Interface Group Supervisor and must document training in all of the following areas at the time of application:
  • (i) S-390 Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior Calculations;
  • (ii) S-339 Division/Group Supervisor; and
  • (iii) Completion of the Task Book for NWCG Group Supervisor.
  • (t) Wildland Interface Division/Group Supervisor.
  • (A) This is an NWCG standard.
  • (B) An individual applying for Wildland Interface Division/Group Supervisor must be certified as Wildland Interface Strike Team Leader Engine and a Wildland Interface Strike Team Leader Crew prior to applying for certification as Wildland Interface Division/Group Supervisor and must document training in all of the following areas at the time of application:
  • (i) S-390 Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior Calculations;
  • (ii) S-339 Division/Group Supervisor; and
  • (iii) Completion of the Task Book for NWCG Division/Group Supervisor.
  • (u) Maritime Fire Service Operator Standards Professional Qualifications (October, 1999) and completion of an approved task book. Historical Recognition:
  • (A) The application shall be submitted with the Fire Chief or designee’s signature attesting to the skill level and training of the applicant.
  • (B) The application must be submitted to the Department no later than October 1, 2004, to receive certification for Maritime Fire Service Operator without having to complete the task book.
  • (C) All applications received after October 1, 2004, will need to show completion of the approved task book.
  • (v) Certification guide for Wildland Fire Investigator (August, 2005).
  • (w) The provisions of the 2008 Edition of NFPA 1006 entitled, “Standards for Technical Rescuer Professional Qualifications” are adopted subject to the following modifications:
  • (A) The “Authority Having Jurisdiction” means the local or regional fire service agency.
  • (B) Historical Recognition:
  • (i) Applicants who currently hold active Department of Public Safety Standards and Training NFPA Surface Water Rescue Technician and NFPA Rope Rescue levels of certification may apply for NFPA Swiftwater Rescue level of certification.
  • (ii) The NFPA Technical Rescuer application for certification under (i) above must be submitted to the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training on or before December 30, 2011.
  • (C) Instructors:
  • (i) Curriculum must be certified by the Department to meet NFPA 1006 standards.
  • (ii) An instructor delivering training under a fire service agency’s accreditation agreement must be a certified technician in that specialty rescue area.
  • (D) Task Books:
  • (i) A task book must be completed for each of the eleven specialty rescue areas applied for.
  • (ii) Only a certified technician in that specialty rescue area can sign off on the task book.
  • (iii) The requirements in Chapters 4 and 5 need only to be met once for all eleven specialty rescue areas.
  • (x) Urban Search and Rescue.
  • (A) This is a standard that is Oregon-specific.
  • (B) The following eleven (11) specialty Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) certifications are adopted:
  • (i) Task Force Leader;
  • (ii) Safety Officer;
  • (iii) Logistics Manager;
  • (iv) Rescue Team Manager;
  • (v) Rescue Squad Officer;
  • (vi) Rescue Technician;
  • (vii) Medical Technician;
  • (viii) Rigging Technician;
  • (ix) Search Team Manager;
  • (x) Search Squad Officer;
  • (xi) Search Technician.
  • (C) An applicant applying for any USAR certification(s) must complete the appropriate application(s) attesting to completion of the required training.
  • (y) The provisions of the NFPA Standard 472, 2008 Edition, entitled “Standard for Hazardous Materials and Weapons of Mass Destruction” are adopted subject to the following definitions and modifications hereinafter stated:
  • (A) Hazardous Materials Technician: All applicants for certification must first certify as an Operations Level Responder and complete a Department approved Task Book, signed off by the Agency Head or Training Officer, before an applicant can qualify for certification.
  • (B) Hazardous Materials Safety Officer: All applicants for certification must first certify as a Hazardous Materials Technician and complete a Department approved Task Book, signed off by the Agency Head or Training Officer, before an applicant can qualify for certification. This certification level includes, but is not limited to, the following course work:
  • (i) Analyzing the Incident;
  • (ii) Planning the Response;
  • (iii) Implementing the Planned Response;
  • (iv) Evaluating the Progress.
  • (C) Incident Commander: The level of certification formerly known as “On-Scene Incident Commander” is now known as “Incident Commander.” The Incident Commander correlates directly with NFPA 472. All applicants for certification must first certify as an Operations Level Responder.
  • (D) Operations Level Responder: The level of certification formerly known as “First Responder” is now known as “Operations Level Responder.” The Operations Level Responder correlates directly with NFPA 472. Successful completion of skills sheets or task performance evaluations (TPE) must be met prior to certification as an Operations Level Responder.
  • (z) Specialty Levels of Certification. All applicants for specialty levels of certification must first certify as a Hazardous Materials Technician.
  • (A) The following four (4) specialty certifications are adopted:
  • (i) Cargo Tank Specialty;
  • (ii) Intermodal Tank Specialty;
  • (iii) Marine Tank Vessel Specialty;
  • (iv) Tank Car Specialty;
  • (B) Successful completion of task performance evaluations (TPE) must be met prior to obtaining a specialty level of certification.
  • (3) Task performance evaluations, where prescribed, shall be required prior to certification. Such examinations shall be conducted in the following manner:
  • (a) Task performance competency shall be evaluated by three people nominated by the employing fire service agency’s Chief Officer for approval by the Department or its designated representative.
  • (b) The employing fire service agency’s equipment and operational procedures shall be used in accomplishing the task performance to be tested.
  • (c) Specific minimum testing procedures, as provided by the Department, shall be used for administration of the evaluation.
  • (d) The training officer for an accredited fire service agency training program must notify the Department or its designated representative prior to performing a Task Performance Evaluation.
  • (e) At the request of the fire chief, a representative of the Department will be designated to monitor the task performance evaluation for personnel from a fire service agency whose training program is not accredited.
  • [Publications: Publications referenced are available from the agency.]
  • Stat. Auth.: ORS 181.640
  • Stats. Implemented: ORS 181.640
  • Hist.: BPSST 22-2002, f. & cert. ef. 11-18-02; DPSST 11-2003 f. & cert. ef. 7-24-03; DPSST 13-2003(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-27-03 thru 3-31-04; DPSST 3-2004(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 4-9-04 thru 10-1-04; DPSST 8-2004, f. & cert. ef. 4-23-04; DPSST 2-2006, f. & cert. ef. 1-24-06; DPSST 9-2006 f. & cert. ef. 7-7-06; DPSST 14-2006, f. & cert. ef. 10-13-06; DPSST 16-2006, f. & cert. ef. 11-20-06; DPSST 2-2007, f. & cert. ef. 1-12-07; DPSST 10-2008, f. & cert. ef. 7-15-08; DPSST 7-2009, f. & cert. ef. 7-13-09; DPSST 12-2009, f. & cert. ef. 10-15-09; DPSST 16-2009(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 12-15-09 thru 6-11-10; DPSST 5-2010, f. 6-11-10, cert. ef. 6-14-10; DPSST 11-2010, f. & cert. ef. 11-12-10; DPSST 11-2010, f. & cert. ef. 11-12-10; DPSST 3-2011, f. 3-28-11, cert. ef. 5-1-11

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