News and Updates

  • SDIS program participants are eligible to apply for the Safety & Security Matching Grant. The focus of this year's grant is mitigating exposure to musculoskeletal injuries.
  • The 2017 SDAO Annual Conference will take place in Portland, Oregon on February 10-12. Pre-conference sessions will be available on February 9. 
  • The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, in coordination with the US Fire Administration, has developed an online Vulnerability Assessment Tool that will provide fire departments with a systematic process to evaluate risk and ultimately reduce the threat of firefighter injuries and deaths. Click here for more information.

Free Online Risk Management Training

As part of SDAO's ongoing commitment to safety, compliance with regulatory requirements, and containing healthcare costs, SDAO has partnered with SafePersonnel to provide a series of free online risk management trainings. Click the link above to learn more about how SDAO members enrolled in the SDIS property casualty program can complete online safety and liability trainings. Learn More...

Video: Oregon Special Districts

Special Districts OPB Interview

Frank Stratton, SDAO Executive Director, was featured on OPB's Think Out Loud to speak about Oregon's special districts. Click here to listen to the segment.