COVID-19 Response and Reopening

Advisory Committee


The COCC Public Safety Advisory Board is designed to provide an avenue for two-way communication between the College administration, Structural Fire and Wildland Fire Science Program Director, Paramedicine Program Director, program faculties and the Central Oregon emergency services community. It is charged with advising and counseling the Programs in an effort to maintain and improve quality of instruction. The Board's role is to advise the College and the Programs on methods in which the Programs may better serve the community.


The Advisory Board will consist on one voting member from each of the following agencies:

Airlink Critical Care Transport

Government Official

Alfalfa Fire District

Jefferson County EMS

Black Butte Ranch Fire District

Jefferson County Fire District No. 1

Bureau of Land Management

La Pine Rural Fire Protection District

City of Bend Fire Department

Life Flight Network

Cloverdale Rural Fire Protection District

Oregon Department of Forestry

COCC current student member at large

Redmond Fire & Rescue

COCC Paramedicine Program Medical Director

Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District

COCC student graduate member at large

St. Charles Medical Center

Community member at large

Sunriver Fire Department

Crescent Rural Fire Protection District

United States Forest Service

Crook County Fire & Rescue

Warm Spring BIA

Crooked River Ranch Rural Fire Protection Dist.

Warm Springs Fire & Safety Department


Ex-officio non-voting members include:

COCC Instructional Dean

COCC Wildland Fire Program Director

COCC Natural & Industrial Resources Dept. Chair

COCC Wildland Fire Program Faculty

COCC Paramedicine Program Assistant

Crook County Emergency Manager

COCC Paramedicine Program Director

Department Of Public Safety Standards & Training

COCC Paramedicine Program Faculty

Deschutes County Emergency Manager

COCC Structural Fire Science Program Director

Jefferson County Emergency Manager

COCC Structural Fire Science Program faculty

Project Wildfire Program Director

COCC Vice-President of Instruction


Other emergency service agencies within the Central Oregon Community College District may petition the Advisory Board to join the Board.