• 2014 

    Washington Fire Mechanics Fall Conference

    Yakima Valley Convention Center


    Class Highlights
    EVT Training
    EVT Testing
    Fire Pumps & Accessories
    Pump Testing
    ...and so much more


  • Washington State Community

    Paramedic Conference

    What is the Future of Mobile Integrated Healthcare?

    November 4-5, 2014
    DoubleTree Hotel
    Sea-Tac, WA



Upcoming events Events RSSiCalendar export

  • EVIP 2.0 Regional Training Classes: Lacey Fire Department(8/6/2014 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
    8/6/2014 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    EVIP 2.0 Regional Training Classes: Lacey 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.

    <b>Locations Currently Scheduled:</b>
    Lacey Fire Department, August 6, 9am (1231 Franz St SE, Lacey, WA 98503)

    <i><b>Lunch will not be provided.</i></b>

    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 disc and all needed materials to immediately implement.  


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  • 2014 Fire & Life Safety Educator Workshop(8/20/2014 - 8/21/2014)
    8/20/2014 - 8/21/2014

    2014 Fire & Life Safety Educator Workshop

    The Washington Public Fire Educators are holding a workshop in Leavenworth on August 20th & 21st.  The agenda will be as follows:

    Wednesday, August 20th —6:00 pm 
    Meet & Greet Session
    South Restaurant, 913 Front Street, Leavenworth, WA

    Thursday, August 21st—8:30 am to 3:30 pm
    Chelan County Fire District 3
    228 Chumstick Hwy, Leavenworth, WA 98826
    8:30-8:45 Opening and Introductions — Hallie McCurdy, West Pierce Fire & Rescue
    8:45-11:30 Resource Sharing Roundtable— Bring your ideas, examples, resources, special projects, etc. to share what is working well (or not so well) for your agencies public education efforts — Facilitator Kelly Tyson, Valley Regional Fire Authority
    11:30-1:00 Lunch with i-Clicker Presentation and WPFE General Membership Meeting
    1:00-3:30 Social Media– Deanna Harrington, Arvada Fire Protection District

    This presentation will look at a multitude of social media platforms other than Facebook. We will explore the effectiveness of Twitter, Pinterest, Vine, and other social media outlets. The forum of this class will be open and inclusive. We will be looking for success stories and lessons learned from the students as well as the instructor.


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  • 2014 Fire Mechanics Fall Workshop(9/8/2014 - 9/12/2014)
    9/8/2014 - 9/12/2014

    2014 Fire Mechanics Fall Workshop

    PRESENTED BY:  Washington Fire Mechanics, A Section of the Washington Fire Chiefs
    LOCATION:  Yakima Valley Convention Center
    DATE: 9/8/2014-9/12/2014

    The Washington Fire Mechanics section is excited to announce the most comprehensive class schedule in years to be held at the Yakima Convention Center! Visit our website and enroll early as the classes will fill up quickly. Some highlights include extensive test preparation with various classes covering EVT F1-F6. This year welcome back Bruce Amacker with a week long course on the DT Series & Maxx Force EGR engines to include Navistar multiplexing. Powerstroke woes? Not a problem, learn all the tips and tricks at our 16 hour 7.3-6.7L Ford Powerstroke class with a hands on IDS training provided by Lee Stevenson! Many more classes are available that range from desktop computer operation to leadership training and as always, EVT testing will be provided for those who pre-register with the EVTCC. Mechanics, fleet mechanics, and firefighters ask your supervisors to, “Let me bring this valuable training back to our organization!” and we will see you there!   

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  • NW Residential Fire Sprinkler Summit(9/18/2014 8:00 AM - 6:30 PM)
    9/18/2014 8:00 AM - 6:30 PM

    NW Residential Fire Sprinkler Summit

    Date:  Wednesday, September 18th, 2014

    Location: Heathman Lodge
    Address: 7801 NE Greenwood Dr, Vancouver, WA 98662
    Phone:    (360) 254-3100
    Website: http://www.heathmanlodge.com/

    Discounted room block available by calling the hotel at 360-254-3100 and referencing the “Fire Sprinkler Summit” room block. 

    Summit Schedule: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Summit
                                 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.  “Vendor Connections” event                    

    Cost: $50* before Aug. 20 / $75* after Aug. 20

    *Includes lunch, evening event and conference materials

    ICC CEUs are available

    Click for More Information or to Register Online 

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  • 2014 Washington State Community Paramedic Conference(11/4/2014 - 11/5/2014)
    11/4/2014 - 11/5/2014

    2014 Washington State Community Paramedic Conference

    This day-and-a-half conference will address critical issues for Washington State regarding the integration of EMS into community healthcare programs.  Topics will include:

    • Conducting community health needs assessments
    • Developing healthcare partnerships promoting collaboration
    • Discuss regulatory, legal and financial challenges in implementing community paramedic programs
    • Developing financial sustainability for community paramedic and mobile integrated health care delivery programs

    Speakers from around the U.S. will share their experience in the deployment of community paramedic and mobile integrated healthcare programs in rural, suburban and urban areas.  Information on pilot programs being deployed in Washington will also be presented.

    The Washington State Community Paramedic Conference will look at the entirety of the healthcare system, in a holistic way, so we can create a patient-centric, cost-efficient and high quality experience for the communities we serve.

    Enjoy opportunities to network with other healthcare and EMS leaders, participate in facilitated discussions, ask the experts about challenges and opportunities, and attend a special evening reception.


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Recent WFC News

22 Jul 2014

New WFM Slogan!

The Washington Fire Mechanics is proud to announce our new slogan, “The Finest Serving the Bravest!” After much review, we came to the agreement that our past slogan did not adequately describe the level of quality that emergency services mechanics must possess, maintain, and execute nor the professionals we keep on the road. It was time for an updated and more positive slogan that honors both the mechanic, firefighters, and emergency service personnel that operate the vehicles we repair. At this year’s conference we will be promoting our new slogan with the 2014 T-Shirts, available at the registration booth!

Author: WFC Staff
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14 Jul 2014

Washington Fire Mechanics Protocol Updates

In accordance with the Washington Fire Chiefs' Bylaws, and the Washington Fire Mechanic's current Protocols, the Washington Fire Mechanics are posting Protocols update 30 days before conference.  Please feel free to post any feedback or concerns regarding these updates as comments below.  To do so, log in with your user name (firstname.lastname) and password (WFCxxxxxx) and add your comment to the comment box below.

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10 Jul 2014

Why not?

Why not?
Why not wear your seatbelt?  Does your department have a policy of wearing seatbelts?  Has your department signed the Nation Seatbelt Pledge?  Twenty-seven fire departments in the state of Washington have signed along with the Washington State Fire Training Academy.  Two combined volunteer fire academies in Pierce County and the Washington State Fire Training Academy, class of 2013 have also signed the pledge.  With 500+ fire departments and fire districts in the State of Washington this is a very poor showing.  You can see the list of Washington departments that are 100% compliant with the International First Responder Seatbelt Pledge by going to http://www.everyonegoeshome.com/seatbelts.  The National Fire Service Seatbelt Pledge was created following the death of Texas firefighter Brian Hunton to reduce the firefighter fatalities.  Over 400 firefighters have died in vehicle crashes in the last 30 years; 300 did not have on seatbelts.  

There was an article in Fire Engineering stating that only 55% of firefighters wear their seatbelts which means that 45% do NOT wear their seatbelts.  

We in the fire service know there is a problem so why don’t we fix it?  Firefighters are not alone in not wearing their seatbelts.  The National Highway Traffic Administration reports that at least 42% of police officers killed in vehicle crashes nationally over the past 30 years were not wearing their seatbelts.  They NHTA also did a survey and found the highest use of seatbelts for the general public was in the west at 94%.  The State of Washington has the highest seatbelt use in the nation at 98%...

Author: WFC Staff
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