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Posted: Jan 20, 2017

Man accused of murder, arson a regular customer at Vancouver store

The Vancouver man accused of robbing and killing a clerk at a Sifton area convenience store before lighting the building on fire was a frequent customer of the store, according to court documents filed in the case. Mitchell Heng, 21, admitted to police that he went to the Oasis Market early Sunday morning to rob Amy Marie Hooser, the 47-year-old supervisor, court records state.
- PUB DATE: 1/20/2017 10:43:29 AM - SOURCE: Vancouver Columbian
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Posted: Jan 20, 2017

Firefighters battle Yakima house fire

Quick action on an increasingly snowy morning helped firefighters prevent a fire from spreading Friday morning at a house on McKinley Avenue. At least five fire trucks responded the single-story structure at 1301 McKinley Avenue about 8:30 a.m. No one appeared to be inside the tan-colored house, where the exterior white trim and tall brick fireplace appeared to have been untouched by flames.
- PUB DATE: 1/20/2017 9:41:22 AM - SOURCE: Yakima Herald-Republic
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Posted: Jan 19, 2017

Ice creates extra difficulty as firefighters extinguish Buena church fire

Yakima County Fire (YCF) Department extinguished a fire after a Yakima Sherriff Officer (YSO) reported heavy smoke and flames coming from the roof of the Buena church. Firefighters arrived at 820 Buena Road early Thursday morning to find the fire covering about half of the church, according to a report from YCF District 5.
- PUB DATE: 1/19/2017 3:39:26 PM - SOURCE: KIMA-TV CBS 29 Yakima
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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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26 Jan 2017 Shoreline Fire Department Presents A Day with Gordon Graham Shoreline Conference Center 1/26/2017 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Shoreline Fire Department  Presents

A Day With Gordon Graham

Shoreline Conference Center, 

January 26, 2017

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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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8 Feb 2017 Teambuilding & Leadership with DISC Workshop - Lacey, WA 2/8/2017 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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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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