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Posted: May 14, 2021

Smart 911, Yakima Police Department's Project Guardian can alert first responders to those with special needs

Autism presents challenges for families as well as those diagnosed with it. It can also create unique complications for police officers, firefighters and paramedics who may not be familiar with how an autistic person may respond to them. “I can tell you, as parent of someone with autism, law enforcement is a bit scary (for someone with autism),” said Yakima police Sgt.
- PUB DATE: 5/14/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Yakima Herald
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Posted: May 14, 2021

Update: Killer of Everett firefighter sentenced 34 years after the crime

A Snohomish County judge sentenced Elmer Nash, Jr. to 10 years in prison and parole for the rest of his life for the killing of an Everett firefighter 34 years ago. At 47-years-old Elmer Nash, Jr. walked in the courtroom for his sentencing, just one year younger than the man he killed. “I wish I could turn back the clock and take a match out of a kid’s hand,” testified Parks’ oldest daughter, Erin Van Ry.
- PUB DATE: 5/14/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KING-TV NBC 5 Seattle
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Posted: May 14, 2021

Yakima County man charged with arson for setting fire to shop

A Yakima County man is facing charges after deputies say he intentionally set fire to a building and took a pickaxe to several vehicles inside. Deputies responded to a 911 call at the 500 block of Lester Rd in Yakima County. The victim told police that a man had knocked on his door yelling that there was a fire.
- PUB DATE: 5/14/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KIMA-TV CBS/CW+ 29 Yakima
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~Updated, Easy to use PowerPoint Slide Program

~Rodeo Forms and Checklists

~Clarification on Continuing Education and Re-certification 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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