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  • 2014 Washington State Community Paramedic Conference (11/3/2014 - 11/5/2014)
  • FRWC Free Healthcare Workshop - Lacey (11/6/2014 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
  • 2014 EVIP 2.1 Regional Training - The Fire Training Center (11/8/2014 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
  • FRWC Free Healthcare Workshop - Everett (11/10/2014 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
  • FRWC Free Healthcare Workshop - Renton (11/12/2014 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
  • FRWC Free Healthcare Workshop - Yakima (11/13/2014 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
  • FRWC Free Healthcare Workshop - Tacoma (11/18/2014 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
  • 2014 WFAS Fall Workshop -Influence without Authority (11/19/2014 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM)

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Recent WFC News

27 Oct 2014

Leslie G. "Bud" Eaton - Memorial Service Information

"Bud" was born in Niagara Falls, New York on July 31, 1941 and passed on October 4, 2014, from complications of a long illness. He is survived by his wife Annette and grown children Shelby and Ross (April) and grandchildren Marcus, Sarah, Seth and Grace, and sisters Nancy, Carol and Sandee (Chuck). He also leaves many cousins, nieces and nephews and a special S.O.N. Mike. Bud was preceded in death by baby brothers, George and Jeffrey and parents George and Corinne Eaton. Bud loved his country and his fellow man unselfishly. He was a great man, citizen, husband, father, grandfather and friend. He will truly be missed...

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10 Oct 2014

Announcement and application process for the Pacific Northwest Type 1 and Type 2 Interagency Management Teams for 2015 Rotation

The Pacific Northwest Interagency Incident Management Team Geographic Board (GeoBoard) is soliciting applicants to fill the Pacific Northwest Interagency Incident Managements Teams (IMTs) including:

  • PNW Type 1 IMTs
  • Oregon Type 2 IMTs
  • Washington Type 2 IMTs

The applicants selected will fill the positions for the 2015 rotation...

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17 Sep 2014

Be Political without Being a Politician: 9 Tips for Planning and Mindset

Be Political without Being a Politician: 9 Tips for Planning and Mindset

If we were to ask fire and EMS chiefs to identify the five most important skills they must bring to the table in order to serve their communities most effectively, the ability to navigate political environments would surely be on that list.

Yet if asked to assess their level of expertise for each skill set, most would report that political acumen is the one they're least adept at or feel comfortable with.

During the panel discussion at the FRI 2014 general session, one of the panelists said about himself and all fire chiefs, "We're all politicians now."

Respectfully, we disagree that this must—or even should—be the case. In this series of articles, we'll provide four sets of proven suggestions and tips that will help you hone your ability to be political without being a politician.

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