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Posted: Dec 2, 2016

Woman taken to hospital after blaze breaks out at Walla Walla apartment building

One woman was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation after a fire broke out in an apartment building Friday morning in Walla Walla. A news release from the City of Walla Walla said fire crews responded to the blaze in the 900 block of E. Alder Street around 6:45 a.m. Friday. Firefighters found apartment number 1, of the four units, on fire when they arrived on scene according to crews.
- PUB DATE: 12/2/2016 11:22:54 AM - SOURCE: KEPR-TV CBS 19
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Posted: Dec 1, 2016

Yakima fire officials urge holiday fire safety after hundreds of structure fires

Yakima firefighters responded to hundreds of structure fire calls this year - many at people's homes. Fire officials are urging the public to follow safety precautions to avoid cooking and electrical fires this holiday season. As holiday lights go up, and festive decorations adorn homes, it's also a peak time for fires.
- PUB DATE: 12/1/2016 8:00:09 PM - SOURCE: KIMA-TV CBS 29 Yakima
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Posted: Dec 1, 2016

Fire at Pasco home being investigated as arson

An early morning fire at a Pasco home is being investigated as arson according to Pasco firefighters. Investigators said they responded to a home in the 600 block of Borth Cedar Road in the early morning hours on Thursday. Fire crews said the six residents of the home were able to get out safely and a neighbor doused most of the flames with a garden hose.
- PUB DATE: 12/1/2016 5:16:30 PM - SOURCE: KEPR-TV CBS 19
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17 Dec 2016 EVIP 2.1 Regional Training - Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue 12/17/2016 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:

December 17, 2016 8:30am - -Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue (701 Vine St Kelso, Wa 98626) 

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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26 Jan 2017 Joint WFC/WFCA Legislative Day 1/26/2017

PRESENTED BY: WFC & WFCA
LOCATION:  State Legislative Building-Columbia Room - Olympia, WA
DATE: 1/26/2017
EVENT FEE: $80.00

This annual event, which includes a pre-event webinar, morning workshop and noon luncheon, provides an excellent opportunity for members to discuss issues with their legislators that directly impact the fire service. 

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30 Jan 2017 Investing in Risk Management - Snohomish County FPD #1 1/30/2017 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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31 Jan 2017 Investing in Risk Management - Clallam County FPD #3 1/31/2017 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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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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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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