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Posted: Feb 17, 2017

Fire destroys condos in Walla Walla

Firefighters are investigating what started a fire at the Country Green Condos in Walla Walla. The multi-alarm fire was called out around 2:30 a.m. Eight condos were damaged, six of them were occupied at the time. All of the residents were safely evacuated. Two units are a complete loss, the other units have attic and smoke damage.
- PUB DATE: 2/17/2017 10:46:51 AM - SOURCE: KVEW-TV ABC 42 Kennewick
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Posted: Feb 17, 2017

Fire knocked down at old Puget Sound Hospital in Tacoma

Tacoma firefighters were investigating the cause of a fire Thursday at old Puget Sound Hospital after battling the blaze for about an hour, spokesman Joe Meinecke said. He gave this account: Firefighters arrived about 2:45 p.m. and found smoke and flames coming from the first floor. They cut their way into the building through metal doors and escorted at least two people off of the fifth floor.
- PUB DATE: 2/17/2017 1:51:24 AM - SOURCE: Tacoma News Tribune
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Posted: Feb 16, 2017

Yakima Fire Department up for $477K federal grant to alleviate staffing shortage

The Yakima Fire Department (YFD) is up for a $477,000 federal grant after getting the green light from city council to apply for it last week. It's funding the department severely needs, with service calls up in 2016 and a staffing shortage that's continued this year. The SAFER grant from the Department of Homeland Security covers portions of a firefighter's salary for three years and would help YFD fill its ranks.
- PUB DATE: 2/16/2017 8:56:26 PM - SOURCE: KIMA-TV CBS 29 Yakima
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25 Feb 2017 2017 Washington Fire Symposium 2/25/2017 - 3/1/2017
"Above & Beyond"

February 25-March 1, 2017
Yakima Convention Center

Featuring a Hands on Training Track, Leadership Track, HazMat Track, Professional Development Track and EMS Track.

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27 Feb 2017 2017 Washington Fire Symposium - VENDOR SHOW 2/27/2017
The Washington Fire Symposium will be held in February 2017. Join us for the annual "Vendors Night". This event provides an opportunity for our Fire Service Vendors to meet with many of the professionals in Washington who use, recommend and purchase products and services.

This event provides a great opportunity for you to demonstrate your products to the customers most important to your business success.
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15 Mar 2017 Teambuilding & Leadership with DISC Workshop - Bellingham, WA 3/15/2017 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

 

What's your current focus with your team?  How can you improve them, both individually and in group, in order to achieve maximum effectiveness and potential?  Do you want to grow them?  Are you forming a new team?

To respond to these and related questions, we have been using DiSC© to help us understand group functioning.  DiSC© is a validated behavioral inventory of our preferences.  It is NOT a personality assessment; the focus is on what people do (behavior), not what their underlying personality characteristics are. 

In these workshops, we will use this concept to help people improve their leadership capabilities by focusing on individual and team behavior. 

LOCATIONS

February  8, 2017 - Lacey, WA
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

March 15, 2017 - Bellingham, WA
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

April 26, 2017 - Wenatchee, WA
12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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24 Mar 2017 EVIP 2.1 Regional Training - Tacoma Training Center 3/24/2017 8:30 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:

March 24 -  8:30am - -Tacoma Training Center (2124 Marshal Ave, Tacoma,  WA. 98421)

All classes will run 8am-5pm and lunch will not be provided.

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. 

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28 Mar 2017 Investing in Risk Management - Douglas Okanogan County FPD #15 3/28/2017 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
The Washington Fire Chiefs and Enduris have joined together to offer a unique training opportunity. It is estimated that over $2.6 billion will be spent by insurance companies resulting from accidents and injuries that occur in the fire service for 2016 alone! And, for every dollar an insurance company spends on these claims, fire departments will have an additional $4 in hidden costs. Good risk management practices are a long-term strategy for financial protection.
 
In these sessions, participants will learn how to identify the various exposures associated with
financial loss most common to the fire service. We will discuss issues that keep many fire service leaders up at night such as lawsuits involving harassment, discrimination, poor ethics, lack of management oversight, embezzlement, and more. Participants will learn simple processes that can be put in place to mitigate these risks.
 
Materials & lunch will be provided.
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29 Mar 2017 Investing in Risk Management - Benton County FPD #1 3/29/2017 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
The Washington Fire Chiefs and Enduris have joined together to offer a unique training opportunity. It is estimated that over $2.6 billion will be spent by insurance companies resulting from accidents and injuries that occur in the fire service for 2016 alone! And, for every dollar an insurance company spends on these claims, fire departments will have an additional $4 in hidden costs. Good risk management practices are a long-term strategy for financial protection.
 
In these sessions, participants will learn how to identify the various exposures associated with
financial loss most common to the fire service. We will discuss issues that keep many fire service leaders up at night such as lawsuits involving harassment, discrimination, poor ethics, lack of management oversight, embezzlement, and more. Participants will learn simple processes that can be put in place to mitigate these risks.
 
Materials & lunch will be provided.
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30 Mar 2017 Investing in Risk Management - Spokane County FPD #4 3/30/2017 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
The Washington Fire Chiefs and Enduris have joined together to offer a unique training opportunity. It is estimated that over $2.6 billion will be spent by insurance companies resulting from accidents and injuries that occur in the fire service for 2016 alone! And, for every dollar an insurance company spends on these claims, fire departments will have an additional $4 in hidden costs. Good risk management practices are a long-term strategy for financial protection.
 
In these sessions, participants will learn how to identify the various exposures associated with
financial loss most common to the fire service. We will discuss issues that keep many fire service leaders up at night such as lawsuits involving harassment, discrimination, poor ethics, lack of management oversight, embezzlement, and more. Participants will learn simple processes that can be put in place to mitigate these risks.
 
Materials & lunch will be provided.
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