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Welcome to the Fire, Training & Safety Officers, Leaders in Training, Education and Safety.  

Our Purpose:

  • To promote uniform training practices throughout the state of Washington.
  • To upgrade fire department training and training personnel within the fire departments of Washington State.
  • To make available technical information and guidance to the members of this Section.
  • To promote training programs for Training, Safety & Officers’.
  • To exchange information and training aids.
  • To promote and assist in the development of fire service performance standards.
  • To promote safety practices in all phases of fire department activities.
  • To actively seek uniformity in all fire service and fire related college curriculum.
  • To upgrade fire officer leadership and management skills and knowledge within the fire departments of Washington State.
  • To identify and make available technical information and guidance to the members of this section.
  • To advocate and support networking between fire officers in Washington State.
  • To promote and assist in the development of fire service leadership standards.

FIRE TRAINING, SAFETY & OFFICERS SECTION RECENT NEWS

Posted: Dec 13, 2012

Investment in Training

Revenues are down and budgets are being stripped. It always seems the first reaction is “effective immediately, no outside training.” We limit our personnel’s ability to network with others and gain knowledge. A valuable part of this networking is often asking others “what is your organization doing to minimize the impacts.” I would challenge people to look at the bang for the buck we receive when we do send somebody to attend training at a conference or ...
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Posted: Oct 15, 2012

Why Fire Accreditation in these hard times?

Public safety, in terms of funding, typically consumes more than 80% of a municipal operating budget. This high percentage reflects the great pride that citizens and elected officials take in their fire and rescue services. Emergency medical services and fire services personnel are the apples of most citizens eyes, heroes from a 9-11 era -- that is, until people start losing their jobs, kids start moving back in with their parents, and one in five mortgages are under ...
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RSS Upcoming Events

19 Jan 2019 EVIP 3.0 Regional Training Class - Spokane County FD #4 1/19/2019 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
EVIP 3.0 has been streamlined to make better use of your time.  Highlights of this revised program are:

~Updated, Easy to use PowerPoint Slide Program
~Rodeo Forms and Checklists
~Clarification on Continuing Education and Recertification Requirements

As part of the T-t-T course, students will receive the newest EVIP program disk and all needed materials to immediately implement.
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22 Jan 2019 EVIP 3.0 Regional Training Class - Central Pierce Fire & Rescue 1/22/2019 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
EVIP 3.0 has been streamlined to make better use of your time.  Highlights of this revised program are:

~Updated, Easy to use PowerPoint Slide Program
~Rodeo Forms and Checklists
~Clarification on Continuing Education and Recertification Requirements

As part of the T-t-T course, students will receive the newest EVIP program disk and all needed materials to immediately implement.
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26 Jan 2019 EVIP 3.0 Regional Training Class - Yakima Fire Department 1/26/2019 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
EVIP 3.0 has been streamlined to make better use of your time.  Highlights of this revised program are:

~Updated, Easy to use PowerPoint Slide Program
~Rodeo Forms and Checklists
~Clarification on Continuing Education and Recertification Requirements

As part of the T-t-T course, students will receive the newest EVIP program disk and all needed materials to immediately implement.
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FIRE TRAINING, SAFETY & OFFICERS SECTION BOARD

Chair
Jake Fouts
City of Snoqualmie Fire Department

Vice Chair
Jay Sumerlin
West Pierce Fire and Rescue

Secretary
Kurt Stich
Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue

Board Member
Bob Jones
Pacific County Fire District #3

Board Member
Tony Miller 
Yakima County EMS

Board Member
Kelly Merz
WSP – FPB-FTA

Board Member
Bill Howell
Mason County Fire District #16

Board Member
Raymond Lamoureux
Pullman Fire Department

Board Member
Tyler Abhold
East Valley Fire/Yakima County Fire District #4

Board Member
Vacant

Board Member
Ted Vander Houwen
Yakima Fire Department

Board Member
Woody Juarez
Central Pierce Fire & Rescue

Alternate Board Member
Max Hollander
Thurston County Fire District #13/Griffin Fire Department