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Posted: Jun 18, 2018

Negotiations begin for one emergency dispatch center for Clallam, Jefferson counties

Negotiations are underway for a regional dispatch center that would provide 9-1-1 services for the North Olympic Peninsula. The Port Angeles City Council voted 7-0 on June 5 to authorize Chief of Police Brian Smith to negotiate with JeffCom 9-1-1 for a regional emergency dispatch center and report back to the council within 90 days.
- PUB DATE: 6/18/2018 3:27:13 AM - SOURCE: Port Angeles Peninsula Daily News - Metered Site
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Posted: Jun 17, 2018

Helicopter crashes after hitting power lines in Orondo

Fire crews from Orondo and Chelan, along with Douglas County Sheriff's deputies responded to a helicopter crash in the area of Cascade Foothills in Orondo, about four miles south of Beebe Bridge. When crews arrived they found a helicopter in the orchard sitting upright. The helicopter had heavy damage to the tail section and burn damage through the shell of the aircraft from impact with the high-tension electrical power lines.
- PUB DATE: 6/17/2018 12:53:36 PM - SOURCE: KHQ-TV NBC 6
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Posted: Jun 17, 2018

College Place considers taking on own ambulance services

City and fire department officials are considering whether to start providing basic life support ambulance transports. College Place is the biggest user of the Walla Walla Fire Department’s ambulance services outside of Walla Walla, with about 900 ambulance runs a year to College Place, and it costs the Walla Walla Fire Department $70,344, Chief Bob Yancey said.
- PUB DATE: 6/17/2018 11:05:59 AM - SOURCE: Walla Walla Union-Bulletin
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23 Jun 2018 EVIP 2.1 Regional Training - Medical Lake Fire Department 6/23/2018 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
This 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: June 23, 2018, 8am-5pm -Medical Lake Fire Department (124 Lefevre St, Medical Lake WA)

 Lunch will not be provided. Please email if a class is needed in your area, and is not on the list above. As part of the T-t-T course students will receive the newest EVIP program disk and all needed materials to implement EVIP.


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