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Posted: Jun 21, 2018

Fire crews prevent large fire in Kittitas County from threatening town of Vantage

Fire crews were able to contain to a large fire burning north of Interstate 90 in Kittitas County from threatening structures in the town of Vantage. The so called Mile Post 22 Fire began Wednesday evening at around 5 p.m. two miles north of Vantage and has grown to about 5,000 acres Thursday morning, said Jim Duck, operations coordinator at the Central Washington Interagency Communications Center of the Department of Natural Resources.
- PUB DATE: 6/21/2018 10:57:50 AM - SOURCE: Spokane Spokesman-Review
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Posted: Jun 21, 2018

Yakima County: Cowiche Canyon fire threatens home, destroys old shop

An old shop was destroyed after a brush fire sparked in Yakima County. Firefighters were called out to Cowiche Canyon Road Wednesday after reports of a fast moving brush fire. When they arrived, they said the flames were heading towards several homes near City Reservoir Road and Windcrest Drive. Firefighters said winds were blowing strong which created "erratic fire behavior.
- PUB DATE: 6/21/2018 5:42:53 AM - SOURCE: YakTriNews
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Posted: Jun 21, 2018

2-alarm fire burns through Tacoma hotel

It took a second alarm to summon enough crews to knock down a fire Wednesday afternoon at a hotel in Tacoma's South End. Crews were dispatched about 3:45 p.m. to the Howard Johsnon, 8726 S. Hosmer St., for a report of a fire on the second floor, Tacoma Fire Department spokesman Joe Meinecke said. The fire was contained by about 4:45 p.
- PUB DATE: 6/21/2018 1:40:56 AM - SOURCE: Tacoma News Tribune - Metered Site
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23 Jun 2018 EVIP 2.1 Regional Training - Medical Lake Fire Department 6/23/2018 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
This 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: June 23, 2018, 8am-5pm -Medical Lake Fire Department (124 Lefevre St, Medical Lake WA)

 Lunch will not be provided. 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 disk and all needed materials to implement EVIP.


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