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  • 2014 EVIP 2.1 Regional Training - Cowlitz 6(4/26/2014 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
    4/26/2014 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    2014 EVIP 2.1 Regional Training - Cowlitz 6

    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:

    Central Pierce Fire & Rescue, April 8 (100 south 114th, Tacoma, WA 98444)

    South King Fire & Rescue, April 9 (1405 SW 312th, Federal Way, WA 98023)

    Moses Lake FD, April 10 (701 East 3rd Ave, Moses Lake, WA 98837)

    Chelan F&R, April 19 (232 East Wapato Ave, Chelan, WA 98816)

    Cowlitz 6, April 26 (146 A St SW, Castle Rock, WA  98611)

    Clark Fire Training Association, May 8 (17718 NE 159 St, Brush Prairie, 98606)

    Northshore Fire Dept., May 15 **9AM START** (7220 NE 181st St, Kenmore, WA 98028)

    Spokane County Fire D9, May 17 (3801 East Farwell, Mead WA, 99021)

    South Bend Fire Dept, May 31 (211 Willapa Ave, South Bend, WA 98586)

    Mason County Fire District #16, June 7 (4650 W Dayton Airport Rd Shelton WA, 98584)

    Mukilteo Fire Department, June 12 (10400 47th PL W, Mukilteo, WA 98275) 



    All classes will run 8am-5pm (except for Northshore Fire Department!) 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. 

    REGISTER ONLINE: https://connect.computility.com/f/fid.php?id=ff2efeef071ad7f5fbe2a03bdf455fb7



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  • Fire Administrative Support Conference: Get Smart!(5/5/2014 - 5/7/2014)
    5/5/2014 - 5/7/2014

    Fire Administrative Support Conference: Get Smart!

    DATE: May 5 - May 7, 2014
    LOCATION: Heathman Lodge 7801 NE Greenwood Dr Vancouver, WA 98662 

    Join us at the 2014 Washington Fire Administrative Support Conference at The Heathman Lodge in Vancouver, Washington May 5, 6 and 7. Our Theme “Get Smart” targets opportunities to fill your tool box. Giving you the gadgets, gizmos and thingamabob’s to influence, empower and learn new intuitive ideas...

    REGISTER ONLINE

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  • 2014 EVIP 2.1 Regional Training - Clark Fire Training Association(5/8/2014 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
    5/8/2014 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    2014 EVIP 2.1 Regional Training - Clark Fire Training Association

    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:

    Central Pierce Fire & Rescue, April 8 (100 south 114th, Tacoma, WA 98444)

    South King Fire & Rescue, April 9 (1405 SW 312th, Federal Way, WA 98023)

    Moses Lake FD, April 10 (701 East 3rd Ave, Moses Lake, WA 98837)

    Chelan F&R, April 19 (232 East Wapato Ave, Chelan, WA 98816)

    Cowlitz 6, April 26 (146 A St SW, Castle Rock, WA  98611)

    Clark Fire Training Association, May 8 (17718 NE 159 St, Brush Prairie, 98606)

    Northshore Fire Dept., May 15 **9AM START** (7220 NE 181st St, Kenmore, WA 98028)

    Spokane County Fire D9, May 17 (3801 East Farwell, Mead WA, 99021)

    South Bend Fire Dept, May 31 (211 Willapa Ave, South Bend, WA 98586)

    Mason County Fire District #16, June 7 (4650 W Dayton Airport Rd Shelton WA, 98584)

    Mukilteo Fire Department, June 12 (10400 47th PL W, Mukilteo, WA 98275) 





    All classes will run 8am-5pm (except for Northshore Fire Department!) 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. 

    REGISTER ONLINE: https://connect.computility.com/f/fid.php?id=ff2efeef071ad7f5fbe2a03bdf455fb7



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  • 2014 Fire Station Forum: A Fireside Chat with Brian Snure(5/8/2014 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
    5/8/2014 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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    2014 Fire Station Forum: A Fireside Chat with Brian Snure

    Date: Thursday, May 8, 2014. 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Location: Rice Fergus Miller

    275 5th Street, Suite 100
    Bremerton, Washington 98337

    REGISTER ONLINE

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  • 2014 EVIP 2.1 Regional Training - Northshore Fire Department(5/15/2014 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM)
    5/15/2014 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

    2014 EVIP 2.1 Regional Training - Northshore Fire Department

    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:


    South King Fire & Rescue, April 9 (1405 SW 312th, Federal Way, WA 98023)

    Moses Lake FD, April 10 (701 East 3rd Ave, Moses Lake, WA 98837)

    Chelan F&R, April 19 (232 East Wapato Ave, Chelan, WA 98816)

    Cowlitz 6, April 26 (146 A St SW, Castle Rock, WA  98611)

    Clark Fire Training Association, May 8 (17718 NE 159 St, Brush Prairie, 98606)

    Northshore Fire Dept., May 15 **9AM START** (7220 NE 181st St, Kenmore, WA 98028)

    Spokane County Fire D9, May 17 (3801 East Farwell, Mead WA, 99021)

    South Bend Fire Dept, May 31 (211 Willapa Ave, South Bend, WA 98586)

    Mason County Fire District #16, June 7 (4650 W Dayton Airport Rd Shelton WA, 98584)

    Mukilteo Fire Department, June 12 (10400 47th PL W, Mukilteo, WA 98275) 




    All classes will run 8am-5pm (except for Northshore Fire Department!) 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. 

    REGISTER ONLINE: https://connect.computility.com/f/fid.php?id=ff2efeef071ad7f5fbe2a03bdf455fb7



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  • 2014 EVIP 2.1 Regional Training - Spokane County FD 9(5/17/2014 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
    5/17/2014 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    2014 EVIP 2.1 Regional Training - Spokane County FD 9

    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:

    Central Pierce Fire & Rescue, April 8 (100 south 114th, Tacoma, WA 98444)

    South King Fire & Rescue, April 9 (1405 SW 312th, Federal Way, WA 98023)

    Moses Lake FD, April 10 (701 East 3rd Ave, Moses Lake, WA 98837)

    Chelan F&R, April 19 (232 East Wapato Ave, Chelan, WA 98816)

    Cowlitz 6, April 26 (146 A St SW, Castle Rock, WA  98611)

    Clark Fire Training Association, May 8 (17718 NE 159 St, Brush Prairie, 98606)

    Northshore Fire Dept., May 15 **9AM START** (7220 NE 181st St, Kenmore, WA 98028)

    Spokane County Fire D9, May 17 (3801 East Farwell, Mead WA, 99021)

    South Bend Fire Dept, May 31 (211 Willapa Ave, South Bend, WA 98586)

    Mason County Fire District #16, June 7 (4650 W Dayton Airport Rd Shelton WA, 98584)

    Mukilteo Fire Department, June 12 (10400 47th PL W, Mukilteo, WA 98275) 



    All classes will run 8am-5pm (except for Northshore Fire Department!) 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. 

    REGISTER ONLINE: https://connect.computility.com/f/fid.php?id=ff2efeef071ad7f5fbe2a03bdf455fb7



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  • 2014 HazMat & Special Operations 27th Annual Conference(5/19/2014 - 5/22/2014)
    5/19/2014 - 5/22/2014

    2014 HazMat & Special Operations 27th Annual Conference

    DATE: May 19-22, 2014 
    LOCATION: Three Rivers Convention Center, Kennewick, WA 

    This conference is designed for Fire Service Leaders, Emergency Responders, Emergency Medical, Law Enforcement, Emergency Planning, Military Support, Tactical, Rescue Teams and Special Operations, bringing these disciplines together for a 3-day training event! This event is a comprehensive educational forum. The classroom lecture sessions as well as the hands-on sessions provide a wide-range of training for all levels of technical competencies in the field of hazardous materials response and special operations tactics. Along with general sessions that overlap disciplines, students can choose from four focus areas – Hazardous Materials, Technical Rescue, WMD/Terrorism, and Law Enforcement. 

    The survey we sent out after the 2013 conference gave us the clear direction you wanted this conference to go. You shared with us the topics that were most needed in your organizations and we developed the 2014 agenda around these requests. You input is vital to the success of this conference, and we thank all of you who participated in the survey. In addition to the very exciting conference agenda, we are collocating with the Washington Fire Chiefs Annual Conference to bring you increased value and networking opportunities! 

    This event is one you will not want to miss!

    Register Online: https://connect.computility.com/f/fid.php?id=1253273de8039f66a12a60604c1b0700

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  • 2014 WFC Pre Conference Workshops(5/19/2014 - 5/21/2014)
    5/19/2014 - 5/21/2014

    2014 WFC Pre Conference Workshops

    DATE:
    May 19th-20th
     
    LOCATION:
    Three Rivers Convention Center
    7016 W Grandridge Blvd
    Kennewick, WA 99336

    Workshop Topics:

    Healthcare Panel 2.0 - Facing the Healthcare Law Changes
    Community Risk Assessment
    Unstaffed Aerial Vehicles 
    Community Risk Reduction

    Onenet, Washington's Firstnet
    UL Fire Service Safety Issues
    Vital Fire Service Apparatus Information
    Public Records Requests, Abuses & Solutions
    WAC Changes & Effects
    Community Paramedicine - What's Next?
    WAC Live Fire Training & Tracking
    Creating a High Reliability Organization

    Breakfast Workshop: Skagit County Bridge Collapse - Working Cooperativley

    This is a special workshop rate.  A code is required for registration.  If you have not received your special offer code, please contact the WFC office to see if your Department qualifies!  These workshops are also included in the WFC Conference Registration.

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  • 2014 Washington Fire Chiefs Annual Conference(5/19/2014 - 5/23/2014)
    5/19/2014 - 5/23/2014

    2014 Washington Fire Chiefs Annual Conference

    FEATURED HIGHLIGHTS: 
    Crafting a Sense of Us - Chief Kelvin Cochran
    Social Styles & Versatility in Leadership - Mike Worthington
    Skagit County Bridge Collapse, Working Cooperatively
    Arabic Culture & Us, Sam Kamkar (Joint Keynote presentation with the WFC HazMat & Special Ops Section)
    Pre-Conference Workshops

    REGISTER ONLINE: https://connect.computility.com/f/fid.php?id=fd0b1c04d3355adbfb173249159625e7 


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  • Washington Fire Chiefs Expo Exhibitor Registration(5/20/2014 - 5/21/2014)
    5/20/2014 - 5/21/2014

    Washington Fire Chiefs Expo Exhibitor Registration

    DATE:
    May 20th-21st
     
    LOCATION
    Three Rivers Convention Center
    7016 W Grandridge Blvd
    Kennewick, WA 99336
     
     
    The Expo continues to improve.  We listened to your recommendations and 2014 should be better than ever!
     
    This two day event provides a great opportunity for you to demonstrate your products, network, and put a face to your business, for the customers most important to your business success.
     
    NEW THIS YEAR!  We welcome our HazMat Section who is co-locating with the Washington Fire Chiefs for this year's conference!

     

    REGISTER ONLINE: https://connect.computility.com/f/fid.php?id=5b8a30748a4795c7431d29befd5b13fa

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Recent News

16 Apr 2014

Leadership

Leadership

Who is a leader in our industry?  Is it the brave chief working tirelessly alongside their firefighters in the wake of unimaginable tragedy?  Is it a chief who steps down to ensure the fiscal stability of their department?  Is it the chief who took the extra time and effort to develop better communication skills?  Or is it all of the above? 

This year the Washington Fire Chiefs will be exploring Leadership within the conference theme of “Strength in Relationships”.  As part of the conference, you will receive the latest challenge coin from the Washington Fire Chiefs, challenging your skills as a leader.  The inscription reads:

Leadership: Proficiency, Action, Relationships

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14 Apr 2014

Flag Lowering - April 15, 2014 (SR 530 Slide)

Governor Inslee hereby directs that Washington State and United States flags at all state agency facilities be lowered to half-staff at 12:00 noon on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, in memory of the victims of the SR 530 slide that occurred on March 22, 2014...

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10 Apr 2014

Washington State Training Conference Recap

At the conclusion of another successful training conference in Yakima this year, the board would like to take a moment to thank the many individuals who made this event successful. There were some people that you saw frequently, but there were many others that operated behind the scenes perhaps for many months to make this event successful. 

We would also like to specifically acknowledge the sacrifice of those board members who have recently retired from their respective departments or have moved on to other endeavors, Lloyd Hazzard, Bryan Pearson, Gregg Sieloff, Vic Pennington and David Dodge. The board recognizes that it has been your hard work that has moved this organization to the place we are now. We thank you for your years of dedicated service to your community and to the members throughout the state whom you represented.  We will continue in the path you have set this organization on, and we will make it even better for the next generation.

It is the boards desire to continue to improve this conference each year. We want departments across the state to recognize the value of this conference and have them eagerly enroll their staff each year...

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