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Posted: Aug 22, 2017

Norse Peak Fire may still be burning in the fall

A wildfire requiring the continued closure of a state highway through Chinook Pass may burn into the fall. Officials estimate full containment of the Norse Peak Fire — now at 1,540 acres — may not come until Oct. 1. State Route 410 — a main route from Central Washington into Mount Rainier National Park — will likely remain closed from Hells Crossing Campground to Chinook Pass through the end of the week to allow for tree removal and firefighting efforts, according to the state Department of Transportation.
- PUB DATE: 8/22/2017 2:52:27 AM - SOURCE: Yakima Herald-Republic
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Posted: Aug 22, 2017

Olympia: Sunday night fire in hospital’s elevator control room traps people

Nobody was injured in a fire Sunday evening at Capital Medical Center in Olympia, but people trapped in an elevator had to be rescued. The fire was reported just after 7:30 p.m. at the hospital at 3900 Capital Mall Drive SW, according to a Thurston County dispatcher. Crews extinguished the fire in the elevator control room and rescued people who were trapped in an elevator, according to a post on the Olympia Firefighters IAFF Local 468 page.
- PUB DATE: 8/22/2017 2:08:36 AM - SOURCE: Olympian
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Posted: Aug 22, 2017

Small porch fire in Maple Valley

Firefighters from Maple Valley Fire and Life Safety, Fire District 44, and Puget Sound Fire were dispatched at 5:48 a.m. to a residential front porch fire in the 26900 block of 216 Ave SE. When the first units arrived they found a minor fire burning on the exterior wall and in the planter on the front porch landing.
- PUB DATE: 8/22/2017 1:43:14 AM - SOURCE: Covington & Maple Valley Reporter
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22 Aug 2017 GEMT Webinar 8/22/2017 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

(Instructor: Keith Wright)  August 22, 2017, 10am-11am

This presentation will focus on the upcoming Washington Ground Emergency Medical Transport program (GEMT). By the end of this presentation, you should have a clear overview of the GEMT program and be able to communicate with others at a high level regarding the programs’ intent and structure, and the current status of the program. Discussion topics will include;

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13 Sep 2017 WFC Board Meeting September 9/13/2017 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

The September WFC Board Meeting will be held September 13, 2017, 10am-2pm in Wenatchee, WA.  Members are welcome to attend, please contact the WFC office if you would like to attend.

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