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Life Members

Who Are Life Members?

The Oregon Fire Instructors Association selects one Life Member annually. All Life members have been members of the Association for at least ten years and have demonstrated exceptional direction towards promoting the OFIA, fire service training, and education as a whole. They have participated in committee work and special projects at both the local and state levels.


The following individuals have been honored with this distinction:

Earl Albright – Oregon State Fire Training
Milton “Bing” Bingenheimer – Liberty-Salem Heights Fire Department
Orval Johnson – Bend Fire Department
Bruce Lamb – Cottage Grove Fire Department
C. Walter Stickney – Oregon State Fire Training
C.E.”Buzz” Buzalsky – Eugene Fire Department
W.C. “Ted” Miller – Marion County FD No. 1
Carlton Brown – Silverton RFPD
O.W. “Sox” Lee – Beaverton Fire Department
Cecil Dill – Oregon State Fire Training & Chemeketa Community College
Dick West – Milwaukie Fire Department
Robert P. Mobley – Chemeketa Community College
Marv Manning – Eugene Fire Department
Justin George – Forest Grove Fire Department
Skip Emerson – Chemeketa Community College
Rod G. Martin – Multnomah No. 10 and Portland Fire Bureau
Don Milligan – Polk County Fire Distrcit No. 1
Lee Ann Janusch Powell – Oregon State Fire Marshal’s Office
Brian Bay – Chemeketa Community College
Bruce Macpherson – Multnomah No. 10 and Portland Fire Bureau
Frank Divers – Eugene Fire Department
Bob Cambas – DPSST
Dave Simmons – Toledo RFPD
Harold Snyder – Hermiston Fire Department
Bill Anderson – Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue
Jim Whelan – Stanfield Fire Department
Dale Kamrath – Lane County Fire District No. 1
Steve Abel – Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue
Dick Ragsdale – Corvallis Fire Department
Dale Scobee, Hood River
Gene Fisher, Chemeketa Community College
Jeff Jones, Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue
George Jamieson, DPSST
Todd Reynolds, Pendleton Fire Department
Al Blodgett, Newberg Fire Department
Rod Smith, Lane County Fire District #1
Sam Phillips, Hillsboro Fire Department
Dan Petersen, Jackson County Fire District #3
Tay Robertson, Sisters-Camp Sherman RFPD
Era Horton, DPSST
Emmitt Cornford, La Grande Fire Department