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Posted: Sep 26, 2016

Kent four-plex gutted by early morning blaze

At least seven people were left homeless Monday morning as flames swept through a four-plex in Kent, fire officials said. Fiefighters responded to the scene, in the 8400 block of 266th Street, at about 1:15 a.m. after receiving reports of smoke and flames coming from the residential building, said Randy Droppert of the Kent Regional Fire Authority.
- PUB DATE: 9/26/2016 7:42:31 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
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Posted: Sep 26, 2016

Wildfire safety fuels hot debate

When a wildfire is rolling toward a house built with a cedar shake roof, surrounded by decorative juniper up to the windowsills, and the only access road is overgrown and narrow, firefighters will likely skip it. “People think that we’re going to save their house,” said Paul Tester, Southwest Washington’s fire training coordinator at the state Department of Natural Resources.
- PUB DATE: 9/26/2016 6:08:06 AM - SOURCE: Vancouver Columbian
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Posted: Sep 26, 2016

Spokane police, firefighters helping kids with autism get comfortable around first responders

When Spokane fire Lt. John Goodman took his mask out, 3-year-old Lexi Mortlock buried her face in her dad’s shoulder and started sobbing. But within a few minutes, Lexi had calmed down and was running around a garage at the Spokane Fire Department’s training complex, happily accepting a toy whale from Goodman.
- PUB DATE: 9/26/2016 1:55:22 AM - SOURCE: Spokane Spokesman-Review
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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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17 Oct 2016 2016 WFAS Fall Workshop – Information Technology “Best Practices” 10/17/2016 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Monday, October 17, 2016
9am – 4pm
Campbell’s Resort

This workshop will present real-world insights, best practices, and lessons learned regarding a variety of IT topics affecting the fire service today.

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8 May 2017 2017 WFAS ANNUAL CONFERENCE: "KEEP LEARNING - SPARK YOUR POTENTIAL" 5/8/2017 - 5/10/2017

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

MAY 8-10, 2017
HOTEL RL OLYMPIA
OLYMPIA, WA

 

The WA Fire Administrative Support Section’s Board is excited to announce that registration is now open for the 2017 WFAS Annual Conference in Olympia on May 8-10, 2017. Our goal is to give you as many opportunities as possible to attend our next conference so we have opened registration earlier than ever in order for you to take advantage of your remaining 2016 budget. 

 Early registration is open from now until December 31, 2016, for $300 using the code EARLYREG. At the beginning of 2017, registration will go up to $375 for WFC members ($425 for non-members). 

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23 May 2017 Washington Fire Chiefs Expo Exhibitor Registration 5/23/2017 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
DATE: May 23, 2017
LOCATION: Spokane Convention Center 


This annual event provides a great opportunity for you to demonstrate your products to the customers most important to your business success.  We encourage you to register early to take advantage of this opportunity to network with the Washington Fire Chiefs.  We have limited space available, and can include indoor space for fire and EMS apparatus. 

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