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Posted: Mar 16, 2018

Clark County Fire District 3 picks new assistant chief

Clark County Fire District 3’s commissioners recently selected Barbara Widlund to serve as its new assistant chief. Widlund takes over the assistant chief job left open after Scott Sorenson was promoted to chief. The district said Widlund was chosen from a number of national applicants for the position.
- PUB DATE: 3/16/2018 6:51:15 AM - SOURCE: Vancouver Columbian
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Posted: Mar 16, 2018

Rosalia firefighter arrested for stealing, pawning department's equipment

Whitman County Deputies arrested 35-year-old Kelly Brown of Rosalia Thursday afternoon while serving a search warrant on his home. Deputies had been investigating several property related crimes in the area when they received information about a vehicle that may have been involved in a burglary on Gashous Rd.
- PUB DATE: 3/16/2018 12:17:19 AM - SOURCE: KHQ-TV NBC 6
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Posted: Mar 15, 2018

Benton County Fire District #4 sends gear to New York teen battling cancer

A New York teen is getting clothes from a local fire department as part of his wish to represent firefighters from around the country while he battles cancer. Timmy Richardson was diagnosed with leukemia earlier this month and is now undergoing treatment at a hospital in Buffalo. Timmy comes from a family of firefighters, and he has grown up with plans to become a firefighter his whole life.
- PUB DATE: 3/15/2018 8:03:09 PM - SOURCE: YakTriNews
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22 Mar 2018 Spring Leadership Seminar - March 22-23 3/22/2018 - 3/23/2018
Sharpen your pencils and get ready to attend this upcoming event.  This seminar is full of timely and vital topics for your professional development.

DATE: March 22-23, 2018
LOCATION: Yakima Valley Museum


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21 Apr 2018 EVIP 2.1 Regional Training - Kalispel Tribal Fire Department 4/21/2018 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:

April 21, 2018, 8am-4pm - Kalispel Tribal Fire Department (3292 LeClerk Road N, Usk, Washington) 

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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24 Apr 2018 2018 Fire Mechanics Spring Conference: Brakes 4/24/2018
Event Location:
Central Pierce Fire & Rescue, Station 69

April 24, 2018, 8am-5pm
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4 May 2018 Stevens County Fire Chiefs Training Conference 2018 5/4/2018 - 5/6/2018

May 4-6, 2018
Stevens County Ambulance Building
425 N HWY 365
Colville Junior High
990 S Cedar

This conference will cover a wide variety of topics including "live fire", SCBA, Operations, Critical Thinking for the Initial IC, Avista Gas & Electric, Vertical Ventilation, Fire Service Administration, Fire Service Leadership and much more, We are looking forward to county Fire District 4's Assistant Chief, Bill Neckels as our keynote speaker Friday Night.

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7 May 2018 2018 Washington Administrative Support Annual Conference 5/7/2018 - 5/8/2018

MAY 7-8, 2018


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