Rogue Interagency Training Association (RITA) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, comprised of Public Safety Training Officers in Jackson and Josephine Counties. RITA's mission is to provide high quality standardized training to the Southern Oregon Region, utilizing local talent when practical, and minimizing training cost to local fire departments and individuals.


RITA supports the Rogue Valley Fire Chiefs Association, as well as Southern Oregon fire and EMS agencies; it also serves as a Regional Training Association for the Oregon Fire Instructors Association (OFIA).


Members of RITA meet on the third Thursday of each month, at various locations around Jackson and Josephine counties.

2020-2021 Executive Board (Effective July 1, 2020)

  • President - Jeff Gavlik, Illinois Valley Fire District

  • Vice President - Tom Davidson, Evans Valley Fire District

  • Secretary - Nicco Holt, Williams Rural Fire Protection District

  • Treasurer - Dave Blakely, Jackson County Fire District 3

  • Member at Large - Chris Wolfard, Applegate Valley Fire Disrict 9

Meeting locations 2021