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Task Force/Strike Team Training

Welcome to the Oregon State Fire Marshal's (OSFM) Task Force/Strike Team Training page. Here you will find videos and training materials to help our Oregon Fire Service Partners prepare and train for Wildland Fire Season.

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Incident Safety Training

A presentation by OSFM Red Team Safety Incident Officer, Battalion Chief Mike Gorsuch, regarding various aspects of Wildland Fire Fighting Safety.


OSFM Structural Protection Plan

Brent Good, Division Group Supervisor OSFM Green Team, gives and overview of the Oregon State Fire Marshal's Structure Protection Plan. Topics covered include structure triage, preparation, and tactics.



OSFM has adopted the use of Survey123 to complete structural triage during the 2018 fire season. Survey123 is an ESRI product in use by the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC). The intended audience for this video is Incident Management Team Members and members of the Oregon Fire Service who may respond to mobilizations through the Office of State Fire Marshal. It is presented by GIS Specialist Don Maxwell.



Lt. Brent Goold, Division Group Supervisor for the OSFM Green Team, discusses the placrading process, as well as some Lessons Learned duing the last wildfire season.


Information with Stefan Myers

TVFR Public Affairs Manager, Stefan Myers, provides a number of tips and suggestions on how local Fire Agencies can effectively communicate with the media and the communities they serve.



OSFM's Sara Rubrecht, and Jim Wolf of the Intterra Group, provide and overview of the State of Oregon Fire Situation Analyst (SOFSA) application, developed by Intterra for the Oregon Department of Forestry and the Office of State Fire Marshal, and how to use it.


OSFM Paperwork

OSFM's, Jamie Kometz, provides a detailed overview of the Oregon Fire Mutual Aid System (OFMAS), including various aspects of procedures and paperwork required for Task Force Leaders and Crews.


Basic Wildland Fire Radio Training

This training, presented by Training Specialist Rick Heuchert, relates to OSFM radio equipment and systems. A system that is not an OSFM system may work differently. as the BK DPH and KNG2 are the primary OSFM incident handheld radios, they will be featured in this presentation.


Fire Camp Logistics with Joe Raade

Joe Raade, Division Chief from South Lane Fire & Rescue, hosts a training for Task Force Leaders and assistants about the logistical functions provided by an OSFM Incident Management Team.