An Estacada resident was honored during the Oregon Fire Chiefs Association annual conference, held from April 30 through May 3 in Redmond.
Dan Rossos, a technical consultant for the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training, was honored for his dedication to the industry. He has more than 35 years of experience and previously spent three decades with Portland Fire and Rescue. Rossos retired as a lieutenant.
During the conference, Rossos was recognized for his many years of service and commitment to firefighter safety at both the state and federal levels. He serves as chair of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Technical Committee on Respiratory Protection Equipment. He is also a member of the NFPA Technical Committee on Fire Service Training.
"When Dan retired from Portland Fire & Rescue, he wanted to continue to serve and ensure that the safety and health of career and volunteer firefighters being addressed by these committees did not stop, which is why he joined DPSST," said Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training Director Eriks Gabliks in a press release.
Additionally, Rossos provides free classes to fire agencies and speaks at national fire service conferences about the work of the NFPA committees to ensure safety standards are met.
Gabliks also praised Rossos for his work on an international project in Peru.
"Portland Fire & Rescue was asked to train firefighters from Lima (Peru) in the use of SCBAs and fireground management techniques," Gabliks said. "Rossos was kind enough to consult and work with Portland Fire & Rescue staff to develop a very comprehensive training program which was translated into Spanish and taught in Lima."
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