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Posted: Apr 26, 2017

Olympia firefighter hopes to raise awareness of on-the-job cancer risks

Jim Brown likes a good challenge. The 49-year-old has spent much of his life seeking thrills on mountaintops, bike trails, and even in his job as a firefighter and paramedic in Olympia. But the biggest challenge of Brown’s life began two years ago when he was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. “I cried everyday for probably the first month,” said Brown.
- PUB DATE: 4/26/2017 6:50:46 AM - SOURCE: KHQ-TV NBC 6
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Posted: Apr 26, 2017

Voters approve tax boost to fund fire services in southwestern Spokane County

Voters in Spokane County’s largest fire district approved a property tax increase that officials say will be used to replace aging trucks and equipment and respond to increasing call volumes. “We’re excited to have the opportunity to do that, and we appreciate the support of the public,” said Cody Rohrbach, chief of Spokane County’s Fire District 3.
- PUB DATE: 4/26/2017 6:13:13 AM - SOURCE: Spokane Spokesman-Review
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Posted: Apr 26, 2017

RV goes up in flames in Lakewood craft store parking lot

Perhaps it was a warning sign about what was going to happen to the Seattle Mariners’ pitchers later in the night … West Pierce Fire & Rescue crews responded Tuesday afternoon to an RV on fire in a Lakewood craft store parking lot, Battalion Chief Scott Adams said. Firefighters were dispatched about 3:30 p.
- PUB DATE: 4/26/2017 4:01:46 AM - SOURCE: Tacoma News Tribune
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28 Apr 2017 EVIP 2.1 Regional Training - Shoreline Fire Department 4/28/2017 8:00 AM - 4:00 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:

April 28-  8:00am - Shoreline Fire Department, (17525 Aurora Ave. North, Shoreline WA. 98133)

All classes will run 8am-4pm 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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5 May 2017 Stevens County Fire Chiefs Training Conference 2017 5/5/2017 - 5/7/2017

May 5-7, 2017
Stevens County Ambulance Building
Colville Fire Station

This conference will cover a wide variety of topics including "live fire", SCBA, Operations, Wildland, Unified Command, Fire Behavior, Fire Ground Complications, Building Construction, Fire Service Administration and much more.  We are lucky to have City of Spokane Assistant Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer as our keynote speaker Friday Night.

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8 May 2017 2017 WFAS ANNUAL CONFERENCE: "KEEP LEARNING - SPARK YOUR POTENTIAL" 5/8/2017 - 5/10/2017

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

MAY 8-10, 2017
HOTEL RL OLYMPIA
OLYMPIA, WA

 

The WA Fire Administrative Support Section’s Board is excited to announce that registration is now open for the 2017 WFAS Annual Conference in Olympia on May 8-10, 2017. 

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22 May 2017 WFC Conference: Predict, Prepare & Perform with Good Character 5/22/2017 - 5/25/2017
May 21-25, 2017
Spokane Convention Center

This year's incredible lineup includes, Chief Ronny speaking on Mentoring with "Table Talk", USFA Administrator Ernie Mitchell speaking on National Fire Issues, Scott Gieselhart set to talk about Suicide Prevention, and Ricardo Lockette, telling his personal story. 


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23 May 2017 2017 Public Fire Educator Track 5/23/2017 - 5/24/2017

Join us for an exciting agenda filled with opportunities to learn about ground breaking Washington programs and nationwide outreach programs.

In addition to the very exciting conference agenda, we are co-locating with the Washington Fire Chiefs Annual Conference to bring you increased value and networking opportunities!

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23 May 2017 Washington Fire Chiefs Expo Exhibitor Registration 5/23/2017 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
DATE: May 23, 2017
LOCATION: Spokane Convention Center 


This annual event provides a great opportunity for you to demonstrate your products to the customers most important to your business success.  We encourage you to register early to take advantage of this opportunity to network with the Washington Fire Chiefs.  We have limited space available, and can include indoor space for fire and EMS apparatus. 

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