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Vancouver police: Officers shoot, kill armed arson suspect
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East Pierce budget cuts loom ahead
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Accidental Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Claims Two Lives in Benton County
11/25/2014 8:43:16 PM Washington News
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Widow of NYPD cop who died in high-rise arson fire seeks $50M
11/26/2014 2:00:00 AM National News
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Charges he hosed Boston Fire Dept. ‘shocked’ district chief
11/26/2014 2:00:00 AM National News
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Fire Department Capabilities: How Do You Really Know?
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Recent WFC News

24 Nov 2014

The FY 2014 Assistance to Firefighters Grant application period is OPEN!

There is still plenty of time to start and submit your application. The application period will close on Friday, December 5, 2014, at 5:00 pm E.S.T. Make every effort to submit your application early as no application will be accepted, for any reason, after the official close of the application. 

The following information is provided to help ensure your organization has every opportunity to submit a competitive application with the best chance for funding...

COST SHARE CALCULATIONS
AFG's authorization from Congress contained a change in the language as to how an applicant's cost share must be calculated. Historically, cost share was calculated based solely on the cost of the total project, multiplied by the applicants cost share percentage. The AFG authorization requires that an applicant's cost share be calculated based on the applicable cost share percentage of the "grant" (federal share) awarded. The AFG Program Office has made available a "cost share calculator" to assist applicants with identifying the appropriate cost share for their application.View the FY 2014 AFG Cost Share Calculator tool now

SUBMITTING PREPARER INFORMATION
FEMA requires that all applicants disclose the name, address and contact information of the person or organization, to include contracted grant writers, who are responsible for preparing the AFG application. Please ensure that this information is accurate at the time of submission. As a reminder, all applicants must attest that all information contained within the application, including preparer information, must be true, complete and accurate to the best of your knowledge. If you contract with a grant writer, and they either refuse, or provide advice to not list them in the preparer information section of the application, please notify the AFG program office. 

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20 Nov 2014

Flag Lowering-11/22/14 (Rep. Roger Freeman)

Governor Inslee hereby directs that Washington State and United States flags at all state agency facilities be lowered to half-staff on Saturday, November 22, 2014, in memory of Washington State Representative Roger Freeman who passed away on October 29, 2014.

The Governor's Office has no objection to agencies lowering the flags at the close of business on Friday, November 21, 2014.  Flags should remain at half-staff until the end of the day on November 22 or first thing Monday morning, November 24, 2014.

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17 Nov 2014

Developing leaders: Turning life into learning

According to Bersin by Deloitte, U.S.-based companies invested more the $15 billion in 2013 to develop their leaders.

The dollars were spent on a variety of activities designed to build leadership competencies and skills. These activities included external educational programs, partnerships and internally developed face-to-face workshops, webinars and e-learning. They include development experiences, stretch assignments, 360-degree surveys, one-on-one coaching, action learning teams and communities of practice, simulations and assessment centers, job rotations and strategic mentorships.

No expense has been spared in many organizations to surround leaders with the activities, resources, and tools necessary to elevate their capacity to guide, inspire, and influence individuals and business results. Yet other organizations are shifting their focus in a profound way. Rather than dishing up external experiences to build leadership capacity, they’re beginning to explore a new — internal — frontier.
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