Recent News

Posted: Oct 9, 2015

Website ranks Port Angeles as a prime spot for paramedics, EMTs

Port Angeles ranks No. 95, and that suits the fire chief right down to the ground. In the continuing Internet cavalcade of “best places” to live, work, hike and bike, Port Angeles late last month fetched up in the top 100 cities to be an emergency medical technician (EMT) or the more highly skilled paramedic, according to the data-analyst firm www.
- PUB DATE: 10/9/2015 3:42:56 AM - SOURCE: Port Angeles Peninsula Daily News
Read more
Posted: Oct 9, 2015

East Wenatchee: Levy Approval Would Boost Firefighter Cadre

Firefighter staffing levels on the Eastside are more than 20 years behind the times, says the fire chief. That, despite a huge jump in property values. "It's not safe for the general public and it's not safe for firefighters," says Dave Baker, chief of Douglas County Fire District 2. Baker said the district's assessed valuation in 1992 was $747,400 million.
- PUB DATE: 10/9/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: firehouse
Read more
Posted: Oct 8, 2015

Okanogan County hears criticism, praise for fire response

As Okanogan County residents shared their experiences in this summer’s wildfire with county officials, some echoed themes heard last year — of firefighters standing around while fires grew out of control, and of confusion, panic and poor communication. But — particularly compared to last year — there was also praise for effective firefighting tactics by local and state agencies and ideas for reducing fire risk in the future.
- PUB DATE: 10/8/2015 1:09:08 PM - SOURCE: Methow Valley News
Read more

Upcoming Events

RSS Upcoming Events

10 Oct 2015 EVIP 2.1 Regional Training - Pullman Fire Department Spokane Falls Community College — Pullman Campus 10/10/2015 9:00 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:

Pullman Fire Department - October 10 (Spokane Falls Community College — Pullman Campus, Room 307, 115 NW State Street Pullman WA 99163) 9:00am 


Read more
2 Nov 2015 2015 FAS Fall Workshop 11/2/2015 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

DATE: November 2, 2015, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Sea-Tac International Airport, 17801 International Blvd, Seattle, WA 98158
The International Conference Center located on the Mezzanine level.

Topics Include: Implement a Successful GEMT Program, Find and Focus on Your Strengths, Introduction to Lean Process Improvement


Read more