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Posted: Feb 23, 2017

Hold on, baby! Mother nearly delivers infant on Valley Freeway near Pacific

Troopers had their hands full -- almost literally -- trying to assist a mom who went into labor a bit earlier than expected while on the Valley Freeway Thursday morning. Troopers received a report around 6 a.m. that a mother was on her way to the hospital in labor, but didn't think she was going to make it before the baby was born.
- PUB DATE: 2/23/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO News
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Posted: Feb 23, 2017

Exclusive look inside the town hall meeting deciding the future of Clarkston Fire Dept.

Wednesday night Clarkston City Council held a town hall meeting, encouraging citizens to voice their opinions about the future of the Clarkston Fire Department. Tempers flared and emotions were high as many pleaded for the city to keep their trusted department. "I’m a volunteer with the Clarkston Fire Department, and you guys answered a previous question saying no one would be losing their job, but if we switch over to Lewiston I would actually be losing my job.
- PUB DATE: 2/23/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KLEWtv
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Posted: Feb 23, 2017

Frying donuts spark two alarm apartment fire in Pullman

A Washington State University student who was frying donuts in his apartment kitchen Tuesday night apparently sparked a two-alarm fire in Pullman. By the time firefighters from Pullman and Whitman County arrived at the Cougar Crest Apartments at 2024 NE Terre View Drive at 7 p.m. the apartment was in flames.
- PUB DATE: 2/22/2017 10:22:31 PM - SOURCE: Spokane Spokesman-Review
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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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