Office in Salem, Oregon 503-588-5079 FAX 503-588-2268
Initial Response Institute was established to provide quality instructional services and assist our clients in compliance issues. IRI customizes all coursework to meet your specific needs. The mobile instructional services provide by IRI offer cost efficient, effective, practical instruction at any location. Our mobility and flexibility allow us to meet the needs of industrial, municipal, and private sector clientele without sacrificing quality and practicality.
David Bargabos, Director of Education for Initial Response Institute has been developing and delivering Safety and Health courses throughout the United States since 1978.
Education and Certifications National Fire Academy – Hazardous Materials Tactical Considerations Texas A & M University – Instructor’s Accreditation (Class A; Methods of Teaching and Human Relations for Vocational Teachers) University of Texas Health Sciences – Paramedic Certification Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) – External Training Provider/Hazardous Materials Courses Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) – Train-the-Trainer: Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) and Incident Command System (ICS) National Environmental Safety and Health Training Association (NEHSTA) – Train-the-Trainer
1992 – Current: Initial Response Institute Salem, Oregon Serves as Director of Education
HAZCON Salem, Oregon Hazardous Materials Training Manager: Developed curricula and coordinated the delivery of hazardous materials training to a wide variety of industries.
Chemeketa Community College Salem, Oregon Hazardous Materials and Fire Protection Coordinator and Program Chair. Developed, coordinated and instructed all course work related to hazardous materials and fire protection. Developed curricula for the first Hazardous Materials Specialist Training Academy in Oregon. Served with the Office of the State Fire Marshal to develop the hazardous materials standards for the state.
Essex Fire and Safety Houston, Texas Developed and marketed the Hazardous Materials Quick Kit System. Developed marketing and training materials for use by fire department and industries.
Houston Fire Department Houston, Texas Specialized in Paramedic, Heavy Rescue and Hazardous Materials Response. Developed and conducted training for the hazardous materials response team. Developed pre-plans and conducted audits for a variety of industrial locations within the department’s service area.