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Posted: Jun 30, 2016

Boat fire at Des Moines fuel dock sends up tower of smoke

Firefighters responded Thursday morning after flames broke out in a 40-foot fishing vessel moored next to a fuel dock at Des Moines Marina. The fire sent a cloud of smoke over the marina that could be seen blocks away. One man was aboard the vessel when the fire broke out. He was able to jump off onto the dock and was not injured.
- PUB DATE: 6/30/2016 11:36:47 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
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Posted: Jun 30, 2016

1 under arrest after motorhome destroyed by fire in Lynnwood

One person is under arrest after a motorhome went up in flames overnight in Lynnwood, fire officials said. Police and fire crews responded to the scene, near 159th Place Southwest and Admiralty Way, at about 3 a.m. Thursday after receiving initial calls about explosions in the area. When firefighters arrived, they found a RV fully engulfed in flames on a dead end street.
- PUB DATE: 6/30/2016 9:12:49 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
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Posted: Jun 30, 2016

City leaders voice concerns over oil trains in Spokane

Local leaders gathered on Wednesday night to voice their concerns over oil trains passing through Spokane. City officials have met to discuss oil trains in the past, but Wednesday’s meeting welcomed the voices of local emergency responders. Among them was the head of the local fire union who said that he and his fellow responders would be totally unprepared for an oil train disaster.
- PUB DATE: 6/30/2016 5:53:18 AM - SOURCE: KREM-TV CBS 2
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6 Jul 2016 WFC Webinar Series: WSRB 7/6/2016 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Taught by Robert Ferrell

This webinar will cover the who, what, why, when and how of WSRB and the ratings they produce. Topics discussed will include the history and structure of WSRB, effect of ratings on insurance, the basics of how ratings are developed and a question and answer session.


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8 Jul 2016 WFC July Board Meeting 7/8/2016 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
July 8, 2016 at the Lemay – America’s Car Museum (2702 East D St, Tacoma, WA 98421).
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16 Jul 2016 EVIP 2.1 Regional Training - Spokane Fire Department 7/16/2016 9:00 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:

July 16, 2016 9am - Spokane Fire Department Training Center (1618 N. Rebecca, Spokane, WA 99206)



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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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