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Mon, Apr 21, 2008

Presenting Effective Public Education Programs

Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal (OSFM) is hosting a five-day course on Presenting Effective Public Education Programs (PEPEP) presented by the National Fire Academy. The training will be held at Department of Public Safety Standards & Training in Salem, Oregon July 7-11, 2008. To help public educators in Oregon take advantage of this educational opportunity, OSFM is providing a limited number of slots for Oregon fire service members for free tuition to attend the course. Recipients will be responsible for their own travel, meals and lodging expenses.

Here’s What We’re Looking For:

Experienced and new fire prevention public educators

A commitment to attend the five-day training

Here Are Your Responsibilities:

Travel, meals and lodging expenses. (DPSST dorm rooms are available - double occupancy at $24.40/night per person and meals are $6.22 per meal per person if you purchase a meal card for the week. Other options include hotels/restaurants at a higher rate.)

Applicant Requirements:

Complete the application pdf Document and submit to OSFM no later than 5:00 p.m. on May 19, 2008. Applicants will be notified by June 9, 2008 on the status of their application.


Contact Nicole Ohmart at 503-373-1540, ext. 366, or email nicole.ohmart@state.or.us.

Course description:

Presenting Effective Public Education Programs provides fundamental knowledge, skills, and attitudes to deliver fire and life safety educational programs in the community. This new VIP course is designed for public educators who have less than two (2) years of public education work, and whose primary responsibilities are delivering public education programs. The course takes the viewpoint that public educators at this level do not develop their own programs, but are using or modifying existing educational programs. A complete view of new public safety educator's responsibilities is presented with emphasis on presentation skills. The course emphasizes a community-based concept in developing and delivering educational programs. Students learn to make the best use of their community to support their program efforts effectively. Participants are evaluated through performance on 10- to 15-minute presentations, home community exercises in class, and a final examination.

Stephanie S. Stafford
Community Education Program Coordinator
503.373.1540, ext. 245

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