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Posted: Apr 28, 2016

NPPGov / FireRescue GPO Has NEW Fire Apparatus Contracts!

FireRescue GPO members have asked for more fire apparatus contracts and we have delivered! Several new publicly solicited contracts for fire apparatus are now available as the result of a public solicitation by our Lead Public Agency partner, the Public Procurement Authority. These contracts offer a wide range of fire apparatus, options and accessories from a number of quality manufacturers and their respective dealer network.  
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Posted: Apr 28, 2016

South Whatcom Fire among top Firefighter Stairclimb fundraisers

South Whatcom Fire Authority’s team placed 11th in total fundraising for the 25th annual Firefighter Stairclimb, collecting $27,279 to fight blood cancers, it was announced this week. Firefighters raised a total $2.3 million this year for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s event on March 6, in which 1,800 firefighters from around the world climbed 69 stories of the Columbia Tower in Seattle wearing full fire gear.
- PUB DATE: 4/28/2016 8:08:47 AM - SOURCE: Bellingham Herald
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Posted: Apr 28, 2016

Family of 4 runs for their lives as explosions, flames gut Everett home

An Everett family of four escaped with their lives minutes after their home burst into flames just after midnight Thursday. The family was able to flee through the back of the house as a series of explosions reverberated through the burning home, shattering the calm of the normally quiet neighborhood.
- PUB DATE: 4/28/2016 7:49:46 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
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13 May 2016 Stevens County Fire Chiefs Training Conference 2016 5/13/2016 - 5/15/2016
Expanding on last year's training conference we will progress on a wide variety of topics including "Live Fire", Wildland, Firefighter Mayday, Fire Pumps and Tactical Decision Making.
 
Spokane Fire Assistant Chief Brian Schaeffer will be the keynote speaker Friday night on Fire Service Leadership.
 
What you can expect from this conference:
  • Knowledgeable Instructors
  • Meet “live Fire” training requirements
  • Learn from years of real life experiences
  • Meet and train with your local districts
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17 May 2016 EVIP 2.1 Regional Training - Mason County FD 4 5/17/2016 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:

May 17, 2016 9am - Mason County Fire District 4 (2970 S.E. Arcadia Rd Shelton Wa 98584)

Lunch will not be provided, however you may add a lunch through the registration.


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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23 May 2016 2016 Washington Fire Chiefs Annual Conference 5/23/2016 - 5/26/2016

DATE: May 23-26
LOCATION: Spokane Convention Center

Featured Session: Riding The Rapids of Change--Leading Through The Adventure  Dr. Larry Iverson
In the world of fire services, rapid and never-ending change is the norm. A leader can be a driver of change, and manager of change, or a casualty of change. Learn how to better manage the four primary conflicts that can occur during change.  In this keynote program the attendees will learn a system for managing change and emotional upheavals that often come with change.

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24 May 2016 2016 Public Fire Educator Track 5/24/2016 - 5/25/2016

DATE: May 24-25, 2016

LOCATION: Spokane Convention Center, Spokane, WA

Featuring: Red Cross Smoke Alarm Programs, Spokane Cares, NFPA Learn not to Burn, NFPA Hoarding, Impact Teen Driving, Emerging Drugs of Abuse, Social Media/Media Relations & Traumatic Brain Injuries.

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24 May 2016 Washington Fire Chiefs Expo Exhibitor Registration 5/24/2016 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
DATE: May 24, 2016
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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