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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: May 31, 2017
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Traditionally, the Washington Fire Chiefs have set the session priorities based on a survey sent mid-April to members.  From those priorities, the Legislative Committee met and put together a strategic list of our “Top 5 Legislative Goals” for the following year.
 
At the WFC Conference in May, the legislative goals were presented for input and adopted by the membership.
However; some concerns were expressed about the process being too early before the session ends. This year, the legislative committee has decided to try a different process, in the hopes of better meeting our member's needs...

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Posted: May 31, 2017
Categories: WFC News
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In the early 1960s the fire service was able to make interior attacks on house fires that were often able to be made without the use of self-contained breathing apparatus, (SCBA)   Granted, in those days SCBAs weren't readily available or used by many departments and there were many who saw it as a sign of weakness to even bother with them.
 
Then in the late 60's and early 70's  the nature of house fires in general changed dramatically.
With the introduction of polyurethane foam, (often described as compressed gasoline), as a replacement for Jute furniture padding, one of the most feared phenomena for all firefighters swiftly became an almost regular occurrence.  Flashover....
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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
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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: Mar 15, 2017
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The standard that governs the work we do as Emergency Vehicle Technicians has recently changed to include Driver/Operator inspection duties and frequencies. The scope of this standard has also been changed significantly. Until this latest update the standard applied mostly to structure engines and ladder fire apparatus. Today the standard applies to all emergency vehicles over 5,000 lbs. This now includes ambulances, brush engines and many command vehicles. It even includes a section on trailers.

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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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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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