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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: Mar 29, 2018
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Event Honors Washington State Fallen Firefighters Foundation. Donation Goal is $15,000

From April 1 – April 30, 2018, Olympic Hot Tub hosts its annual “Heroes” event to honor and support the Washington State Fallen Firefighters Foundation (WSFFF). Olympic Hot Tub will donate a portion of each Hot Spring Spa, Finnleo Sauna, Freeflow Spa and Covana Automated Gazebo sold in the month of April.

Don Riling, president of Olympic Hot Tub, launched the annual “Heroes” event in 2017 as a way to give back to the community his company has been a part of for over forty years. Each year Olympic Hot Tub selects a beneficiary that honors or celebrates local heroes, first responders or teachers. This year’s recipient, WSFFF directly assists the firefighter’s family after the loss of a Washington state firefighter.

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Posted: Jan 24, 2018
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In honor of and at the request of Otto and Betty Jensen, a fund was established in 1996 to pay all the costs (registration, lodging and mileage) to a Volunteer Fire Chief and spouse to attend the WFC Annual Conference. This volunteer chief, due to financial limitations of their organization, would otherwise not be able to attend. Please complete the attached Application and return it to the Fire Chiefs office no later than April 2, 2018.  

Applications will be accepted from volunteer fire chiefs and from those submitting the form on behalf of a volunteer fire chief.
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Posted: Dec 28, 2017
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Beginning on Tuesday, December 26th 1:30 PM ET, FEMA will host a series of live Adobe Connect webinars. These webinars will provide applicants with an understanding of the FY 2017 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program, the grant process, and how to complete the application.  AFG staff recommends that you review the Notice of Funding Opportunity prior to participating in the webinars to help make the application process easier.  

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Posted: Nov 30, 2017
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“Piggybacking” refers to one local government making purchases from contracts awarded by another government or group of governments via an interlocal agreement or contract. Piggybacking is a convenient way to procure goods or services. However, the Washington Auditor's Office has seen an increasing number of local governments use this alternative method without completing the process properly. National purchasing cooperatives are becoming more widely used, and many of these are based in other states where the laws do not align with Washington law. 
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Posted: Nov 30, 2017
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The new Be a Hero, Save a Hero® mobile app from the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) can help your community stay safe with valuable fire prevention information, special weather and seasonal notifications, and more.  It’s available now for you to share with the public as you remind them to change their smoke alarm batteries and the benefits of 10-year smoke alarms.

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Posted: Oct 11, 2017
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The Senate FIRE-SAFER re-authorization bill passed in early August but has yet to make any progress in the House. Due to the lack of action, Representative Bill Pascrell (D-NJ), Representative Dave Reichert (R-WA) and the other House Fire Services Caucus members introduced their own FIRE-SAFER re-authorization bill (H.R. 3881) on September 28. This bill is the House companion bill to S. 829.
 
We are urging Members of Congress to co-sponsoring H.R. 3881. 
 
Attached is a letter that our members can use to contact the Washington House delegation and ask for co-sponsorship of H.R. 3881 If you plan to contact Rep. Reichert please thank him for already co-sponsoring this bill.

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Posted: Oct 5, 2017
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The Washington Fire Chiefs ( WFC), a non-profit fire chiefs association is evaluating and possibly developing a workers’ compensation group retro plan through Washington State Labor and Industries (L & I). This bid request has been initiated to solicit responses from individuals or firms interested in participating in a contract to perform the services described in the attached documents.
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Posted: Sep 28, 2017
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In an ongoing effort to assist fire agencies, Labor & Industries is continuing to support fire agencies through the premium calculator. This tool will assist Fire Agencies to better refine their budget estimates as it pertains to costs associated to Industrial Insurance. 

This tool also includes the projected experience rating for each of the Fire Agencies to reflect a more refined estimate based on each agency's relative performance. 
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Posted: Aug 31, 2017
Categories: News, Washington News
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Beginning January 1, 2018, the Office of the Washington State Auditor will charge local governments $95 an hour for their regularly scheduled audits. The previous rate was $93 an hour.

This rate change comes in response to a cost-of-living salary increase for state employees and increased employer health care costs approved by the Legislature, as well as the feedback from our clients, who have long expressed a desire for more experienced audit staff.
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Posted: Aug 31, 2017
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On July 26th the Commission on Professional Credentialing (CPC) attained a major milestone: reaching 2,014 designated officers worldwide.

The professional designation program was developed with a focus on helping fire and emergency service personnel excel as individuals and to bring additional value to their roles and organizations. Commission Chair Chief Reginald Freeman, CFO expressed his excitement as we celebrate our 2,000th designee to successfully be awarded their Commission on Professional Credentialing designation, and assures, “we remain just as dedicated today to the high professional standards and values as we were when we credentialed the first officer.”
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FIRE ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT SECTION UPCOMING EVENTS

FIRE ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT BOARD & COMMITTEES

Chair

Posted: Oct 30, 2017

Chair

Ashley Becker

Central Pierce Fire & Rescue
Support Specialist, Training Division
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Vice Chair

Posted: Oct 30, 2017

Vice Chair

Louise Bartol

Executive Assistant
Valley Regional Fire Authority
louise.bartol@vrfa.org

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Secretary/Treasurer

Posted: Sep 21, 2015

Secretary/Treasurer

Cindy McMahan

WA ST FF Training & Education Fund
Administrative Director
cindy@fftraining.org

 

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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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Western Representative

Posted: Sep 21, 2015

Western Representative

Lisette Kelly

Mountain View Fire & Rescue
Administrative Assistant

 

 

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Eastern Representative

Posted: Sep 21, 2015

Eastern Representative

Vacant

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Vice-Chair

Posted: Sep 21, 2015

Vice-Chair

Mykel Montgomery

Franklin 3
Administrative Assistant

mmontgomery@fcfd3.org

Partial Term, 2018-2019

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Communications

Posted: Sep 21, 2015

Communications

Jamie Formisano

Eastside Fire & Rescue
Executive Administrative Assistant
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Committee Chair: Conference

Posted: Sep 21, 2015

Committee Chair: Conference

Vacant

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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

Vacant


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