Recent News

Posted: Aug 30, 2016

WA State Auditor Announces:

The Effect of Public Records Requests on Government


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Posted: Aug 29, 2016

Officials: Spokane Complex Fire completely contained

More than a week after the Spokane Complex Fire began, firefighters have the blaze almost completely contained. Monday morning, crews announced both parts of the wildfire – Wellesley and Yale Road – were essentially completely contained. The Wellesley Fire is 100 percent contained and the Yale Fire is 99 percent contained, up 4 percent from Sunday.
- PUB DATE: 8/29/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: krem
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Posted: Aug 29, 2016

Calm weather aids crews fighting wildfire near Leavenworth

The smoke from the Suncrest Fire provided an eerie backdrop, the visible evidence of a fire that has scorched 496 acres northeast of Leavenworth. The wind helped it spread quickly and then it began a steady march up the tinder dry hillside. It provided lots of hot, dirty work for some 300 firefighters.
- PUB DATE: 8/29/2016 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: kiro7
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Upcoming Events

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7 Sep 2016 WFC Webinar Series: Oil by Rail 9/7/2016 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Taught by Dave Byers

David Byers is the Response Manager for the Washington State Department of Ecology, and was recently Washington State’s representative in Unified Command during the Mosier Crude Oil Unit Train Derailment.  David’s webinar will present an overview of the oil-by-rail transportation risk in Washington State and recent advancement in prevention, preparedness and response to address the changing risk picture.  David will provide an overview of the Mosier Crude Oil Unit Train derailment/fire response and discuss the challenges and successes of transitioning from the initial life-safety response to the consequence phase of the response.   David will also provide an update on Ecology’s implementation of two new crude-by-rail rules covering Advance Notice of Arrival and Rail Contingency Plans. 


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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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14 Sep 2016 EVIP 2.1 Regional Training - Tumwater Fire Department 9/14/2016 8:00 AM - 4:00 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:

September 14, 2016 8am - Tumwater Fire Department (311 Isreal RD S.W., Tumwater WA 98501)



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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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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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