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2014 WFC Safety Symposium

Prepare for International Fire Chiefs Safety Stand Down. 

June 7-8, 8am-5pm. 

June 7, EVIP Train the Trainer get the tools necessary to have and accredited driver certification program in your department. 

June 8 Frank Wenzel will be here to answer questions on WAC 296-305. He is very knowledgeable in this subject matter. Bring questions about your department. There will be class time and question answer. Program ends with the hand off of materials to create a successful International Fire/EMS Safety and Health Week June 15-21 at your department.


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  • 2014 EVIP 2.1 Regional Training - Cowlitz 6(4/26/2014 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
    4/26/2014 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    2014 EVIP 2.1 Regional Training - Cowlitz 6

    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:

    Central Pierce Fire & Rescue, April 8 (100 south 114th, Tacoma, WA 98444)

    South King Fire & Rescue, April 9 (1405 SW 312th, Federal Way, WA 98023)

    Moses Lake FD, April 10 (701 East 3rd Ave, Moses Lake, WA 98837)

    Chelan F&R, April 19 (232 East Wapato Ave, Chelan, WA 98816)

    Cowlitz 6, April 26 (146 A St SW, Castle Rock, WA  98611)

    Clark Fire Training Association, May 8 (17718 NE 159 St, Brush Prairie, 98606)

    Northshore Fire Dept., May 15 **9AM START** (7220 NE 181st St, Kenmore, WA 98028)

    Spokane County Fire D9, May 17 (3801 East Farwell, Mead WA, 99021)

    South Bend Fire Dept, May 31 (211 Willapa Ave, South Bend, WA 98586)

    Mason County Fire District #16, June 7 (4650 W Dayton Airport Rd Shelton WA, 98584)

    Mukilteo Fire Department, June 12 (10400 47th PL W, Mukilteo, WA 98275) 



    All classes will run 8am-5pm (except for Northshore Fire Department!) 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. 

    REGISTER ONLINE: https://connect.computility.com/f/fid.php?id=ff2efeef071ad7f5fbe2a03bdf455fb7



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  • Rope Rescue Technician Level – Initial(4/29/2014 - 5/2/2014)
    4/29/2014 - 5/2/2014

    Rope Rescue Technician Level – Initial

    Northshore Fire Training Center, 7220 NE 181st St, Kenmore, WA

    April 28 - May 2 0830 to 1800

    PLEASE GO TO READ MORE AND DOWNLOAD THE REGISTRATION FORM

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  • Confined Space Rescue Technician Level – Initial(5/6/2014 - 5/8/2014)
    5/6/2014 - 5/8/2014

    Confined Space Rescue Technician Level – Initial

    May 6-8 @ Fire Training Academy @ North Bend

    0900-1800 hrs

    Lunch will be provided at North Bend on May 6th – 8th.

    PLEASE GO TO READ MORE AND DOWNLOAD REGISTRATION FORM

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  • 2014 EVIP 2.1 Regional Training - Clark Fire Training Association(5/8/2014 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
    5/8/2014 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    2014 EVIP 2.1 Regional Training - Clark Fire Training Association

    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:

    Central Pierce Fire & Rescue, April 8 (100 south 114th, Tacoma, WA 98444)

    South King Fire & Rescue, April 9 (1405 SW 312th, Federal Way, WA 98023)

    Moses Lake FD, April 10 (701 East 3rd Ave, Moses Lake, WA 98837)

    Chelan F&R, April 19 (232 East Wapato Ave, Chelan, WA 98816)

    Cowlitz 6, April 26 (146 A St SW, Castle Rock, WA  98611)

    Clark Fire Training Association, May 8 (17718 NE 159 St, Brush Prairie, 98606)

    Northshore Fire Dept., May 15 **9AM START** (7220 NE 181st St, Kenmore, WA 98028)

    Spokane County Fire D9, May 17 (3801 East Farwell, Mead WA, 99021)

    South Bend Fire Dept, May 31 (211 Willapa Ave, South Bend, WA 98586)

    Mason County Fire District #16, June 7 (4650 W Dayton Airport Rd Shelton WA, 98584)

    Mukilteo Fire Department, June 12 (10400 47th PL W, Mukilteo, WA 98275) 





    All classes will run 8am-5pm (except for Northshore Fire Department!) 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. 

    REGISTER ONLINE: https://connect.computility.com/f/fid.php?id=ff2efeef071ad7f5fbe2a03bdf455fb7



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  • Confined Space Rescue Technician Level – Initial(5/9/2014)
    5/9/2014

    Confined Space Rescue Technician Level – Initial

    May 9 @ Kirkland Fire St. 26 – 9930 124th Ave. NE

    Please bring your own lunch on May 9th.

    PLEASE GO TO READ MORE AND DOWNLOAD THE REGISTRATION FORM

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Recent News

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Apr

2014

Washington State Training Conference Recap

Author: WFC Staff

At the conclusion of another successful training conference in Yakima this year, the board would like to take a moment to thank the many individuals who made this event successful. There were some people that you saw frequently, but there were many others that operated behind the scenes perhaps for many months to make this event successful. 

We would also like to specifically acknowledge the sacrifice of those board members who have recently retired from their respective departments or have moved on to other endeavors, Lloyd Hazzard, Bryan Pearson, Gregg Sieloff, Vic Pennington and David Dodge. The board recognizes that it has been your hard work that has moved this organization to the place we are now. We thank you for your years of dedicated service to your community and to the members throughout the state whom you represented.  We will continue in the path you have set this organization on, and we will make it even better for the next generation.

It is the boards desire to continue to improve this conference each year. We want departments across the state to recognize the value of this conference and have them eagerly enroll their staff each year...

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10

Apr

2014

Make a Great Day At The Station

Author: WFC Staff

We don’t rescue the young and beautiful from the ravages of fire often enough to maintain great satisfaction and inspiration for our work. In fact a lot of our work is routine in nature and sometimes difficult to continue to make important day after day drill after drill. Often it is difficult to see what we have done at the end of the day that we can say job well done. We do however need to be prepared for every emergency if and when it does come. That is why we train.

Remember when we first started down the fire service path? Every thing was a new experience, people told stories about everything. What they used all those tools for, what happened at one fire compared to another, how to protect yourself and do well. We practiced often and redundantly, until we had skills mastered. We didn’t pull a hose line once we pulled it five or eight times trying to improve each time. We raised ladders and secured them until we were hot and tired. Often while practicing one skill we would take on another objective because someone had a “what if”. This kind of day is fun and satisfying. That is why we train...

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