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The objectives of this Division shall be to further enhance the education of all Fire Service Administrative Support by conducting workshops and seminars; to increase the proficiency of Fire Administrative Support by establishing a network sharing of information systems through various channels of communication; and to faciliate a statewide standardization wherever possible in all phases and aspects of the Fire Administrative Support field for the benefit of the Fire Service.

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Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority

POSITION DESCRIPTION 
 
GENERAL PURPOSE: 
 
Under the direction of the Information Technology (IT) Manager, assist in providing technical support and training for the use of the RFA’s computer systems network and software applications. 
 
Work is characterized by technical duties in the support, maintenance and tracking of computer hardware, software, and telecommunication systems. Incumbents of this classification assist other higher level classifications to provide technical support and second tier computer problem-solving. Incumbent is frequently required to travel to user sites and/or offices to provide technical support and resolve user computer problems. 
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Posted: Jan 31, 2017
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Nominations need to be submitted to the WFC office by Friday, April 28th of this year, 2017.

  • Nominee can be nominated by any WFC member, belonging to any WFC Section – please include: nominees name, position title, years of service;
  • The nominee must be a current member of the WFAS;
  • Nomination should list the nominee’s administrative accomplishments and contributions during the previous year as well as their leadership abilities, demonstration of professional performance and personal character.  A short story should be submitted to enhance the nominee’s accomplishments.

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Posted: Oct 26, 2016
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Hi Everyone,

The WFAS Section now has a Facebook group for our members! Be sure to check it out and add yourself to the group and help us spread the word!

Click here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/wafireadmin/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel

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Event date: 5/8/2017 - 5/10/2017

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

MAY 8-10, 2017
HOTEL RL OLYMPIA
OLYMPIA, WA

 

The WA Fire Administrative Support Section’s Board is excited to announce that registration is now open for the 2017 WFAS Annual Conference in Olympia on May 8-10, 2017. Our goal is to give you as many opportunities as possible to attend our next conference so we have opened registration earlier than ever in order for you to take advantage of your remaining 2016 budget. 

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Posted: Aug 17, 2016
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Thank you to everyone that completed our recent WFAS Survey on the 2016 Conference. We use that information to make each year's conference better than the last! 

Congrats to Cari Ross-Koler from Stevens 1 Fire Rescue as the survey drawing winner!

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Posted: Jun 15, 2016
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If you have pictures from the 2016 Conference in Leavenworth, we would love for you to share them on our website!

Once logged in, click on Photo Gallery and scroll to the bottom of the page. There is an easy-to-use photo uploader for you to send us your pictures!

A tutorial has also been uploaded to our Documents, Website Tutorials folder.

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Posted: Jun 14, 2016
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Thank you to all our WFAS members that were able to attend this past year's conference in Leavenworth! For those of you that missed out, a few highlights included lessons learned from a number of local Fire Chiefs on recent Washington State disasters we have encountered, tips for adapting to change, {WOODY}, and the highly popular casino night!

Your 2016 WFAS Board is already hard at work planning for the 2017, 2018 and even 2019 conferences! We will be meeting this friday in Cle Elem to gather our ideas and put our heads together. 

We have put together a survey for all members, to gather feedback on the recent conference, as well as overall suggestions. If you have not already, please follow this link to fill it out: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8V3LBDJ. The deadline is this Friday, June 17th to be entered in the drawing for WFAS merch for filling out the survey. 

If you missed out in Leavenworth, don't forget to Save the Date and put the 2017 WFAS Annual Conference on your calendars for May 8-10 in Olympia.

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Posted: Apr 9, 2015
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2015 NOMINATIONS/POSITIONS

Do you want to get involved? Do you seek out opportunities to impact change? WFAS has many ways to get involved and each year we have Board positions that are vacated.  Click to find out more!
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Posted: Mar 10, 2015
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Washington Fire Administrative Support (WFAS) recognizes that some departments do not have the budget available for their administrative staff to attend section functions.  Knowing the benefits of continuing education, increasing workplace proficiency and the value of network sharing, we have created a scholarship fund to assist these individuals. Money collected from the raffle at our annual conference each year funds this program.  The scholarship is designed to cover, or assist with, registration fees and/or travel & lodging costs for the recipients to attend section functions.

The following is a guideline for disbursement of these funds:

  1. Interested WFAS members shall fill out the application and forward it to the Scholarship Chair.
  2. The application shall include a written summary as to the reason for the request.
  3. Priority for funds usage will be toward registration; if scholarship funds are still available after grants are made, funds will be applied to other conference costs, ie. lodging, travel expenses, etc, dependent upon need and availability. 
  4. The Chair will appoint a committee to review all applications and select an applicant(s) to receive scholarship funds.
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Posted: Jul 1, 2014
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FIRE ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT SECTION UPCOMING EVENTS

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8 May 2017 2017 WFAS ANNUAL CONFERENCE: "KEEP LEARNING - SPARK YOUR POTENTIAL" 5/8/2017 - 5/10/2017

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

MAY 8-10, 2017
HOTEL RL OLYMPIA
OLYMPIA, WA

 

The WA Fire Administrative Support Section’s Board is excited to announce that registration is now open for the 2017 WFAS Annual Conference in Olympia on May 8-10, 2017. Our goal is to give you as many opportunities as possible to attend our next conference so we have opened registration earlier than ever in order for you to take advantage of your remaining 2016 budget. 

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FIRE ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT BOARD & COMMITTEES

Chair

Posted: Sep 22, 2015

Chair

Lisa Brengan

Mason Co Fire District 4
Office Manager/District Secretary/HR
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Vice Chair

Posted: Sep 21, 2015

Vice Chair

Patty Kramlich

Mountain View Fire & Rescue
Office Manager

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Secretary/Treasurer

Posted: Sep 21, 2015

Secretary/Treasurer

Jamie Formisano

Eastside Fire & Rescue
Executive Administrative Assistant
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Western Representative

Posted: Sep 21, 2015

Western Representative

Danielle Magistrale

Woodinville Fire & Rescue
Administrative Assistant

Partial Term, position term 2016-2017

 

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Western Representative

Posted: Sep 21, 2015

Western Representative

Cathy Blakeway

City of Tumwater Fire Department
Administrative Assistant

cblakeway@ci.tumwater.wa.us

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Eastern Representative

Posted: Sep 21, 2015

Eastern Representative

Terri Woods

Lake Wenatchee Fire & Rescue
Administrative Manager
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Eastern Representative

Posted: Sep 21, 2015

Eastern Representative

Mykel Montgomery

Franklin 3
Administrative Assistant

mmontgomery@fcfd3.org

Partial Term, 2016-2017 

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IT/Communications

Posted: Sep 21, 2015

IT/Communications

Ashley Becker

Central Pierce Fire & Rescue
Support Specialist, Training Division
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Committee Chair: Communications

Posted: Sep 21, 2015

Committee Chair: Communications

Ashley Becker

Central Pierce Fire & Rescue
Support Specialist, Training Division
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Committee Chair: Conference

Posted: Sep 21, 2015

Committee Chair: Conference

Lisa Brengan

Mason Co Fire District 4
Office Manager/District Secretary/HR
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Committee Chair: Education

Posted: Sep 21, 2015

Committee Chair: Education

Louise Bartol/Jamie Formisano

Louise Bartol - louise.bartol@vrfa.org

Jamie Formisano - jformisano@esf-r.org

 

 

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Committee Chair: Historical

Posted: Sep 21, 2015

Committee Chair: Historical

Terri Woods

Lake Wenatchee Fire & Rescue
Administrative Manager
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Committee Chair: Protocols

Posted: Sep 21, 2015

Committee Chair: Protocols

Linda Larsen

Snohomish 26
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Committee Chair: Sponsorships

Posted: Sep 21, 2015

Committee Chair: Sponsorships

Suanne Robbins

Douglas County 2
Administrative Assistant
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