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.

2019-2020 Executive Board (Effective July 1, 2019)

  • President – Steve Boyersmith, Ashland Fire and Rescue

  • Vice President – Jeff Gavlik, Illinois Valley Fire District

  • Secretary – Nicco Holt, Rogue River Fire District

  • Treasurer – Dave Blakely, Jackson County Fire Dist. #3

  • Member-at-large – Taylor Wilkerson, Oregon Department of Forestry

Meeting locations 2019

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