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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.

Recent Fire Administrative Support News

Posted: Jul 17, 2017
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Author: Jessi.Souza

Lynden Fire Department

It is with deep regret that we announce the line of duty death of Fire Chief Robert Spinner of the Lynden Fire Department.  Chief Spinner died after noon on Friday July 14, 2017 from an apparent heart attack.  This is the first line of duty death in the 107 year history of the Lynden Fire Department. 


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Posted: Jun 6, 2017
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Dear Washington Fire Chiefs Association and FireRescue GPO users:

As you may have heard, a member fire district received a Management Letter from the State Auditor’s Office because they made a large purchase using a RFP process awarded on best value rather than a lowest responsive bidder sealed bid process.  The purchase was made using a contract from the NPPGov/FireRescue GPO cooperative. Most coops across the country use what is called a “best value award from an RFP” process as opposed to “lowest responsive bidder to a sealed bid solicitation” 
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Posted: Apr 27, 2017
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For the past decade, voter resistance to fire department bond initiatives has increased. As populations grow and demand for resources increases, how can a fire department continue to serve the public on an ever-shrinking budget?
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Posted: Apr 27, 2017
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We respond to save lives. When we can’t, we render a different kind of care to our patient’s survivors.

In my experience, the following components make a successful firefighter wellness program: 

A Strong Foundation 
• Focus on taking care of the customer (developing and applying compassion) 
• Focus on taking care of self and others (training in  stress resistance, resilience, and recovery) 

Behavioral-Health Program Development 
• Peer team and outside resource development 
• Operational guidelines 

Continuing Behavioral-Health Education Classes 
• How to have difficult conversations 
• Maintaining successful relationships 
• Dealing with change 

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Posted: Mar 30, 2017
Categories: News, WFC News
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President Trump’s budget proposal contains major cuts to many federal grant programs. 

Assistance to Firefighter Grants:

Fortunately for fire districts/departments, the “Assistance to Firefighter Grant” (AFG) programs are safe for now.  This is because they fall under the umbrella of the Department of Homeland Security, one of three federal departments (along with Veteran’s Affairs and Defense) that, at this time, are escaping President Trump’s proposed budget cuts.

Proposed Cuts to Other Federal Grant Programs:

USDA Rural Development grant programs which have previously provided some equipment funding for fire districts/departments, are also slated for major cuts to funding...

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Posted: Mar 30, 2017
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For the past decade, voter resistance to fire department bond initiatives has increased. As populations grow and demand for resources increases, how can a fire department continue to serve the public on an ever-shrinking budget? EF Recovery pioneered the process of collecting non-tax based funds for first responders. 

They developed a program that bills the liable party’s insurance company (or sometimes the individual themselves) for MVAs and other billable incidents. Since it began, EFR has collected over $1,500,000 for fire departments nationwide—with $350,000 of that for Washington state alone in 2016. 


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Posted: Mar 15, 2017
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DATE: Thursday, April 27, 2017
TIME: 3:00 PM
LOCATION: General Administration Bldg. Auditorium
210 11th Ave SW
Olympia, WA 98504
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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: Dec 13, 2016
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It is with heavy hearts we share that Fire District 8 Volunteer Firefighter Doug Archer passed away unexpectedly in his sleep earlier this week. A very active member of Fire District 8 for over 30 years, Doug was a dedicated Firefighter & Investigator, talented photographer, brother, son, uncle, and friend. Funeral services are scheduled for Friday. December 16th at 1300 hours at Hennessey Funeral Home (1315 N. Pines, Spokane Valley).  After the service, there will be a procession from the funeral home to Station 82 for a reception (12100 E. Palouse Highway, Valleyford, WA).

Doug's family has established a Go Fund Me account and asks that in lieu of flowers you consider making a donation to help defray funeral costs. The family will be extremely appreciative of any amount you can share. 

https://www.gofundme.com/doug-archer-memorial-fund 

Thank you to everyone for the kind words and the support being given to Doug’s family. Please keep his family and friends in your thoughts during this difficult time.

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Posted: Dec 12, 2016
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Long time Woodinville Fire & Rescue Fire Chief Steve Smith died peacefully on Saturday, December 3 after an illness that was discovered earlier in the summer of 2016. He was 67.

Chief Smith retired in 2005 after a 38 year-long career in the fire service. Smith started his career as volunteer firefighter in King County Fire District 40 near Renton. In 1978, Smith was hired as a firefighter at Fire District 40 and quickly began moving up through the ranks to Battalion Chief in 1988 before accepting the position of Deputy Fire Chief at Woodinville Fire. He served in that role until assuming the Fire Chief responsibilities in September of 1996.

Chief Smith is survived by his wife Terri of 36 years, his daughter Shayna and sons Adam, Brian and Mark. Services will be held Saturday, December 17 at 11:00 a.m. at Fire Station 31, 17718 Woodinville-Snohomish Rd NE, Woodinville, WA 98072. Remembrances and donations can be made to Aplastic Anemia and MDS International Foundation at https://www.aamds.org/forms/make-donation.
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FIRE ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT SECTION UPCOMING EVENTS

Upcoming Events

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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Secretary/Treasurer

Posted: Sep 21, 2015

Secretary/Treasurer

Jennifer Lee

City of Lynnwood, Fire Prevention
Administrative Assistant
jlee@lynnwoodwa.gov

(425) 670-5218

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Western Representative

Posted: Sep 21, 2015

Western Representative

Lisette Kelly

Mountain View Fire & Rescue
Administrative Assistant

 

 

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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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Communications

Posted: Sep 21, 2015

Communications

Jamie Formisano

Eastside Fire & Rescue
Executive Administrative Assistant
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Vice Chair

Posted: Sep 21, 2015

Vice Chair

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

Tracy Wiseman

Central Pierce Fire & Rescue

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