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Posted: Feb 24, 2017

Early morning Spokane RV fire sends one man to hospital for minor injuries

An early morning RV fire near downtown Spokane sent one man to the hospital early Friday morning. Firefighters responded to the blaze shortly after 4 a.m. The RV was parked on the corner of Cowley Street and Short Avenue. Spokane Acting Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer said flames could be seen from Fire Station 1, in downtown.
- PUB DATE: 2/24/2017 11:27:55 AM - SOURCE: Spokane Spokesman-Review
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Posted: Feb 24, 2017

Garage destroyed by fire in Maple Valley

A late night fire destroyed a Maple Valley garage but firefighters were able to able to save a nearby house, officials said. Firefighters were called to the home in the 20600 block of SE 276th Street around 11:30 p.m. for report of a detached garage on fire. They arrived to find the garage full engulfed in flames.
- PUB DATE: 2/24/2017 7:47:57 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
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Posted: Feb 23, 2017

Clark County Fire & Rescue to seek tax increase

Clark County Fire & Rescue, citing the loss of its service contract with Battle Ground, intends to ask voters for a levy rate increase in May’s election. The proposed levy lid lift would increase the district residents’ property tax rate from $1.41 per $1,000 of assessed property value to $1.50 per $1,000.
- PUB DATE: 2/23/2017 8:51:54 PM - SOURCE: Vancouver Columbian
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25 Feb 2017 2017 Washington Fire Symposium 2/25/2017 - 3/1/2017
"Above & Beyond"

February 25-March 1, 2017
Yakima Convention Center

Featuring a Hands on Training Track, Leadership Track, HazMat Track, Professional Development Track and EMS Track.

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27 Feb 2017 2017 Washington Fire Symposium - VENDOR SHOW 2/27/2017
The Washington Fire Symposium will be held in February 2017. Join us for the annual "Vendors Night". This event provides an opportunity for our Fire Service Vendors to meet with many of the professionals in Washington who use, recommend and purchase products and services.

This event provides a great opportunity for you to demonstrate your products to the customers most important to your business success.
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15 Mar 2017 Teambuilding & Leadership with DISC Workshop - Bellingham, WA 3/15/2017 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

 

What's your current focus with your team?  How can you improve them, both individually and in group, in order to achieve maximum effectiveness and potential?  Do you want to grow them?  Are you forming a new team?

To respond to these and related questions, we have been using DiSC© to help us understand group functioning.  DiSC© is a validated behavioral inventory of our preferences.  It is NOT a personality assessment; the focus is on what people do (behavior), not what their underlying personality characteristics are. 

In these workshops, we will use this concept to help people improve their leadership capabilities by focusing on individual and team behavior. 

LOCATIONS

February  8, 2017 - Lacey, WA
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

March 15, 2017 - Bellingham, WA
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

April 26, 2017 - Wenatchee, WA
12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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24 Mar 2017 EVIP 2.1 Regional Training - Tacoma Training Center 3/24/2017 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

The Washington Fire Chiefs and WFC Fire Training, Safety & Officers Section are proud to announce that the new Emergency Vehicle Incident Prevention (EVIP) program is approved and in motion! After a laborious update process the new program has been approved by the State Department of Licensing and the Washington State Patrol, Fire Protection Bureau. 

The new program now has a trainer re-certification policy that requires trainers to have a Train-the-Trainer (T-t-T) refresher course every 5 years. Those who have been trainers under previous EVIP standards will still need to receive this most current T-t-T course and use the current course materials to remain a certified EVIP trainer.

Locations Currently Scheduled:

March 24 -  8:30am - -Tacoma Training Center (2124 Marshal Ave, Tacoma,  WA. 98421)

All classes will run 8am-5pm and lunch will not be provided.

As part of the T-t-T course students will receive the newest EVIP program disc and all needed materials to bring the EVIP program back to their departments for immediate implementation. 

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28 Mar 2017 Investing in Risk Management - Douglas Okanogan County FPD #15 3/28/2017 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
The Washington Fire Chiefs and Enduris have joined together to offer a unique training opportunity. It is estimated that over $2.6 billion will be spent by insurance companies resulting from accidents and injuries that occur in the fire service for 2016 alone! And, for every dollar an insurance company spends on these claims, fire departments will have an additional $4 in hidden costs. Good risk management practices are a long-term strategy for financial protection.
 
In these sessions, participants will learn how to identify the various exposures associated with
financial loss most common to the fire service. We will discuss issues that keep many fire service leaders up at night such as lawsuits involving harassment, discrimination, poor ethics, lack of management oversight, embezzlement, and more. Participants will learn simple processes that can be put in place to mitigate these risks.
 
Materials & lunch will be provided.
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29 Mar 2017 Investing in Risk Management - Benton County FPD #1 3/29/2017 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
The Washington Fire Chiefs and Enduris have joined together to offer a unique training opportunity. It is estimated that over $2.6 billion will be spent by insurance companies resulting from accidents and injuries that occur in the fire service for 2016 alone! And, for every dollar an insurance company spends on these claims, fire departments will have an additional $4 in hidden costs. Good risk management practices are a long-term strategy for financial protection.
 
In these sessions, participants will learn how to identify the various exposures associated with
financial loss most common to the fire service. We will discuss issues that keep many fire service leaders up at night such as lawsuits involving harassment, discrimination, poor ethics, lack of management oversight, embezzlement, and more. Participants will learn simple processes that can be put in place to mitigate these risks.
 
Materials & lunch will be provided.
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30 Mar 2017 Investing in Risk Management - Spokane County FPD #4 3/30/2017 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
The Washington Fire Chiefs and Enduris have joined together to offer a unique training opportunity. It is estimated that over $2.6 billion will be spent by insurance companies resulting from accidents and injuries that occur in the fire service for 2016 alone! And, for every dollar an insurance company spends on these claims, fire departments will have an additional $4 in hidden costs. Good risk management practices are a long-term strategy for financial protection.
 
In these sessions, participants will learn how to identify the various exposures associated with
financial loss most common to the fire service. We will discuss issues that keep many fire service leaders up at night such as lawsuits involving harassment, discrimination, poor ethics, lack of management oversight, embezzlement, and more. Participants will learn simple processes that can be put in place to mitigate these risks.
 
Materials & lunch will be provided.
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