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Posted: Jul 22, 2016

Evacuations, destruction as massive fire roars through historic downtown Bothell

A massive three-alarm fire ripped through historic downtown Bothell on Friday morning, gutting one building after another and sending huge flames billowing into the darkened sky that could be seen for miles. By mid-morning, firefighters were still battling the blaze as it flared up repeatedly and threatened more structures.
- PUB DATE: 7/22/2016 7:38:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
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Posted: Jul 22, 2016

Everett Fire Department upgrades GPS trackers on rigs

Every morning before dawn, Rick Robinson checks the laptop that’s mounted inside his Everett Fire Department rig. The software on the laptop is supposed to show the current location of every city fire truck and ambulance. A few months ago, it wasn’t working so well. Emergency rigs were missing from the screen.
- PUB DATE: 7/22/2016 6:59:08 AM - SOURCE: Everett Herald
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Posted: Jul 22, 2016

Mount Vernon announces new fire chief

Bryan Brice will be the city’s new fire chief, according to a news release from the mayor’s office. Brice, who will start Aug. 8, is coming from Oxnard, California, where he was chief of an eight-station fire department. Before that, he was a division chief with the Orange County Fire Authority, where he worked for 26 years.
- PUB DATE: 7/22/2016 4:12:30 AM - SOURCE: Skagit Valley Herald (
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Upcoming Events

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3 Aug 2016 WFC Webinar Series: Ballot Measure Boot Camp 8/3/2016 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Taught by Liz Loomis

Are you asking voters to approve a tax increase or merger during the November election? Are you planning to be on the ballot sometime in 2017 with a similar request? Liz Loomis Public Affairs is ready to drill you in effective ways to communicate with taxpayers during “Ballot Measure Boot Camp.”

The first 20 minutes will be for fire agencies on the ballot this November. Learn the most effective communication strategies you can use between now and when ballots are mailed to voters mid-October.

The last 40 minutes will be a long game strategy for fire agencies planning ballot measures in 2017 or beyond. Liz Loomis will discuss the best time to be on the ballot, and share the three phases for communicating about needed revenue increases or organizational changes. She also will discuss effective messaging techniques and what your communications strategy should include. 


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12 Sep 2016 2016 Fire Mechanics Fall Conference 9/12/2016 - 9/16/2016
SEPTEMBER 12-16, 2016 

10 N 8th St, Yakima, WA 98901 

FEATURED CLASSES: F-1 EVT Prep: Inspection & EVT Objectives, F-3 EVT Prep: Fire Pumps, F-4 EVT Prep: Fire Apparatus & Ambulance Electrical, F-5 EVT Prep: Aerial Dynamics, F-6 EVT Prep: Allison Transmission, 6.7L Ford Power Stroke Diesel, Ford IDS/VMM
 ...and much more! 


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13 Sep 2016 2016 Washington Fire Mechanics Vendor Show 9/13/2016 3:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Vendors, mark your calendar for this exciting revamped vendor show
This year we moved the vendor show to Tuesday from 3:00 until 5:30. Snacks and a no-host bar (with the exception of free beer) will commence immediately and continue through the duration of the show. At 6:00 we will have a outdoor BBQ held in the court yard followed by the creeper drags across the street. You are welcome to stay for both the dinner and the creeper drags and we would love to have some vendor participation at the creeper drags. You can sponsor some of your favorite customers or build a cart and race. 

Door Prizes: This year for those vendors that donate door prizes in exchange for recognition. We will be collecting them at the registration desk and we will be awarding them at our formal banquet the following evening. If there are prizes you want to hand out during the vendor show you are welcome to do this on your own. We encourage you to hand out the smaller give a ways and anything with monetary value we would like to award at the banquet of course we will highly recognize you.


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17 Oct 2016 Data Analysis and Presentation for Fire and EMS 10/17/2016 - 10/19/2016
Kent (WA) Fire Department
October 17-19

A 3-day, hands-on class in performance measurement using Microsoft™ Excel™

The class will use Excel™ for hands-on instruction and includes lecture, demonstration, and guided discussion.
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