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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.

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Posted: Apr 21, 2020
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Posted: Jun 27, 2018
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 A recording of the hour long webinar How to Apply for a Local Records Grant is now available at Washington State Archives’ website at:

 https://www.sos.wa.gov/archives/RecordsManagement/Local-Records-Grant-Program.aspx

 

The Online Grant Application form will be available on July 2, 2018.

If anyone has questions or would like assistance in planning and preparing their application, please email recordsmanagement@sos.wa.gov.

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Posted: Apr 25, 2018
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On behalf of your Washington Fire Administrative Support (WFAS) Board and Committee Members, we would like to acknowledge your hard work, dedication and commitment to the fire service and the work that you do. We all play an integral part in the departments we work for and the communities we serve, but perhaps don’t always get the acknowledgement that goes along with it. I hope everyone feels valued for their efforts and feels the support of your network of peers within the WFAS Section. Enjoy your day and I am so excited to see 96 of you in Walla Walla at our annual conference next week!

 

Ashley Becker, WFAS Section Chair

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Posted: Apr 2, 2018
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In accordance with the Washington Fire Chiefs' Bylaws, and the WFC Fire Administrative Support current Protocols, the recommended updated version of the protocols has been posted 30 days before conference

If you would like to see a version noting all of the changes, that document is shown as well. Feel free to share any concerns or comments regarding this updated document with us at: wfc@washingtonfirechiefs.org 

The updated protocols will be voted on by members at the WFAS conference in Walla Walla, Washington on Monday, May 7th.

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Posted: Feb 21, 2018
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Nominations need to be submitted to the WFC office by Friday, April 20, 2018 to kathleen@washingtonfirechiefs.org.

  • 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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Posted: Aug 8, 2017
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We currently have an opening on the WFAS Executive Board for an Eastern Representative, partial term, to serve through May 2018 (until the conference in which an election will take place for a two-year term).

 

Please submit a Statement of Interest to abecker@centralpiercefire.org, no later than Tuesday, August 15, for consideration at our upcoming Board Meeting in Walla Walla.

 

Feel free to reference the WFAS Board Campaign on the website for more information on Board involvement or reach out to a Board Member.

 

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Posted: Apr 26, 2017
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On behalf of the WFAS Board, we would like to thank you for your endless dedication to the fire service and your commitment to learn and grow.

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Posted: Apr 6, 2017
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In accordance with the Washington Fire Chiefs' Bylaws, and the WFC Fire Administrative Support current Protocols, the recommended updated version of the protocols has been posted 30 days before conference

If you would like to see a version noting all of the changes, please contact us. Feel free to share any concerns or comments regarding this updated document with us at: wfc@washingtonfirechiefs.org 

The updated protocols will be voted on by members at the WFAS conference in Olympia, Washington.

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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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Posted: Oct 26, 2016
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Hi Everyone,

The WFAS Section now has a Facebook group for our members! Be sure to check it out and add yourself to the group and help us spread the word!

Click here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/wafireadmin/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel

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FIRE ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT SECTION UPCOMING EVENTS

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5 Oct 2020 2020 Washington Fire Administrative Support Annual Conference 10/5/2020 - 10/7/2020

October 5-7, 2020
CAMPBELL’S RESORT
CHELAN, WA

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

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FIRE ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT BOARD & COMMITTEES

Hotshots Hike Storm King Memorial Trail in Colorado To Honor 14 Firefighters Killed in 1994

Posted: Jul 7, 2020

Hotshots Hike Storm King Memorial Trail in Colorado To Honor 14 Firefighters Killed in 1994

VIDEO: Twenty-six years ago, 14 firefighters were killed on Storm King Mountain, near Glenwood Springs. To honor the memory of those heroes, about a dozen members of the Craig hotshots crew hiked up the Storm King Memorial Trail on Monday. The Rocky Mountain Area Coordination Center shared photos of the hotshots at the memorial.
- PUB DATE: 7/7/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KCNC-TV CBS 4 Denver
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Four firefighters hurt, one seriously, battling Indiana house fire

Posted: Jul 7, 2020

Four firefighters hurt, one seriously, battling Indiana house fire

PHOTOS: Extreme midday heat made work very difficult for Indianapolis firefighters as they battled a house fire on the city's southeast side. One firefighter was seriously injured. According to Indianapolis Fire Department Public Information Officer Rita Reith, thick black smoke from the fire at the house on Timberfield Lane could be seen one mile away.
- PUB DATE: 7/7/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WRTV ABC 6 Indianapolis
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Crews respond to intense vehicle fire inside a building in Virginia

Posted: Jul 7, 2020

Crews respond to intense vehicle fire inside a building in Virginia

VIDEO: Fire crews responded to an intense vehicle fire located in a building in Tappahannock. At 6:38 p.m., the Tappahannock-Essex Volunteer Fire Department responded to the report of a vehicle fire inside the old Tappahannock Ford building located on Church Lane near Hoskins Creek. During the attack, crews say several large explosions occurred, sending debris hundreds of feet away and was heard over five miles away.
- PUB DATE: 7/7/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WWBT-TV NBC 12 Richmond
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NFPA Report: Firefighter Fatalities in the US—2019

Posted: Jul 7, 2020

NFPA Report: Firefighter Fatalities in the US—2019

Each year, NFPA collects data on all the firefighter fatalities in the US that resulted from injuries or illnesses that occurred while the victims were on-duty. The term on duty refers to: Being at the scene of an alarm, whether it is a fire or non-fire incident (including EMS calls). Responding to or returning from an alarm.
- PUB DATE: 7/7/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: NFPA.org
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With hundreds of firefighters in quarantine, Houston Fire Department is running on empty as pandemic surge continues

Posted: Jul 6, 2020

With hundreds of firefighters in quarantine, Houston Fire Department is running on empty as pandemic surge continues

The Houston Fire Department said its firefighters are running on empty as they try to keep up with the city’s pandemic surge. HFD Chief Sam Pena said about 300 firefighters are in quarantine. Pena said the ones not in quarantine are overworked and there is no end in sight. “Yes, they’re being stretched thin, and yes, they’re being overworked and it is stressful for them,” Pena said.
- PUB DATE: 7/6/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KHOU-TV CBS 11 Houston
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Unruly July 4th Crowd in California Slowed Fire Response To Emergency Call

Posted: Jul 6, 2020

Unruly July 4th Crowd in California Slowed Fire Response To Emergency Call

VIDEO: An Oakland fire crew was delayed on making an emergency medical call July 4th evening when an unruly mob near Lake Merritt blocked its path and climbed onto the engine. The incident was captured on a video released Sunday night on the Oakland Firefighters Facebook page. The video showed a crowd gathered around an Oakland fire truck at the intersection of Lakeshore and Brooklyn Avenues on the east side of Lake Merritt.
- PUB DATE: 7/6/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KPIX-TV CBS 5 San Francisco
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Four Indiana firefighters recovering after drunk driver crashes car into fire engine

Posted: Jul 6, 2020

Four Indiana firefighters recovering after drunk driver crashes car into fire engine

Four Beech Grove firefighters are recovering after a drunk driver drove a car into the fire engine and then hit the officers. Five firefighters were responding to a trash fire Saturday night in the 5900 block of East Troy Avenue near North 25th Avenue just after 10 p.m. As the firefighters were deploying the hose line, a car crashed into the fire engine and hit a light pole and four of the firefighters.
- PUB DATE: 7/6/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WTHR-TV NBC 13 Indianapolis
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As COVID-19 cases rise in some states, leaders mull how to combat first wave resurgence

Posted: Jul 6, 2020

As COVID-19 cases rise in some states, leaders mull how to combat first wave resurgence

After consistently moving toward flattening the curve, positive cases of COVID-19 have been climbing in the last two weeks across several states. Florida had the most dramatic increase of cases, jumping from 3,235 daily new cases per 100,000 people on June 22 to 9,019 daily new cases June 27, according to the Johns Hopkins University & Medicine Coronavirus Resource Center.
- PUB DATE: 7/6/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Marshall Independent
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New York: South Buffalo fire evokes memories of 1997 tragedy

Posted: Jul 6, 2020

New York: South Buffalo fire evokes memories of 1997 tragedy

VIDEO: The fire believed to have been sparked by illegal fireworks that severely damaged a South Buffalo house Friday offered a pair of grim reminders. One was of the danger of fireworks. The other was of a tragedy that still resonates within the Buffalo Fire Department. “This fire was eerily similar to a fire that took the life of one of our firefighters, Michael Seguin, some 23 years ago,” Fire Commissioner William Renaldo said.
- PUB DATE: 7/6/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Buffalo News
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Firefighters respond when building with many violations collapses in Brooklyn; 1 injury reported

Posted: Jul 2, 2020

Firefighters respond when building with many violations collapses in Brooklyn; 1 injury reported

Cleanup was underway Thursday at a multistory health club shuttered by the coronavirus pandemic that collapsed into a heap of rubble in Brooklyn a day earlier. Videos posted on Citizen app show FDNY trucks, an ambulance, and numerous police officers and other first responders near a pile of rubble and debris where the three-story building in Carroll Gardens used to stand at the corner of Court Street and Union Street.
- PUB DATE: 7/2/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WNYW-TV FOX 5 New York
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US Department of Commerce Awards $1 Million for R2 Network, Selects Team to Build Network for Innovation in Disaster Response & Resiliency Technology

Posted: Jul 2, 2020

US Department of Commerce Awards $1 Million for R2 Network, Selects Team to Build Network for Innovation in Disaster Response & Resiliency Technology

Three U.S. Department of Commerce agencies, the Economic Development Administration (EDA), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority), announced the awardee of the Accelerate R2 Network (R2 Network) Challenge. The R2 Network Challenge is an interagency program that connects stakeholders in the response and resilience (R2) industries, accelerating the speed at which startups and other organizations can bring innovations to the public safety market, create new businesses and jobs, and support community resilience.
- PUB DATE: 7/2/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: U.S. Economic Development Administration
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Officials: Alabama students throwing 'COVID parties' to see who gets infected

Posted: Jul 2, 2020

Officials: Alabama students throwing 'COVID parties' to see who gets infected

Students in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 have been attending parties in the city and surrounding area as part of a disturbing contest to see who can catch the virus first, a city council member told ABC News on Wednesday. Tuscaloosa City Councilor Sonya McKinstry said students have been organizing "COVID parties" as a game to intentionally infect each other with the contagion that has killed more than 127,000 people in the United States.
- PUB DATE: 7/2/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: ABC News
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Green, Yellow, Orange Or Red? This New Tool Shows COVID-19 Risk In Your County

Posted: Jul 2, 2020

Green, Yellow, Orange Or Red? This New Tool Shows COVID-19 Risk In Your County

How severe is the spread of COVID-19 in your community? If you're confused, you're not alone. Though state and local dashboards provide lots of numbers, from case counts to deaths, it's often unclear how to interpret them — and hard to compare them to other places. "There hasn't been a unified, national approach to communicating risk, says Danielle Allen, a professor and director of the Edmond J.
- PUB DATE: 7/2/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: National Public Radio
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Nearly 400,000 vehicles on the road could catch fire and there is no fix for the problem

Posted: Jul 2, 2020

Nearly 400,000 vehicles on the road could catch fire and there is no fix for the problem

VIDEO: Nearly 400,000 Nissan vehicles on the road right now could catch fire. Nissan has issued multiple recalls about the problem, impacting some Muranos, Maximas, Infinitis and Pathfinders, but the company has no fix for the defect that has burned down vehicles, homes and even caught a car dealership on fire.
- PUB DATE: 7/2/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KPRC-TV NBC 2 Houston
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Virginia first responders ‘pushed and kicked’ while responding to a deadly motorcycle crash

Posted: Jul 1, 2020

Virginia first responders ‘pushed and kicked’ while responding to a deadly motorcycle crash

Virginia Beach Fire and EMS employees were “pushed and kicked” Monday night while trying to save the life of a motorcyclist, officials say. When firefighters arrived in the 900 block of Atlantis Drive in the Seatack community shortly before 9 p.m. “an unruly crowd gathered and rapidly grew in size and out of control, surrounding the scene,” according to a Virginia Beach Fire Department daily briefing report obtained by WAVY-TV 10.
- PUB DATE: 7/1/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WAVY-TV NBC 10 Portsmouth
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Firefighter interviews detail terrifying explosion in Maine

Posted: Jul 1, 2020

Firefighter interviews detail terrifying explosion in Maine

VIDEO: The state's final report about the Farmington explosion, obtained by the CBS 13 I-Team, reveals what firefighters experienced in moments just before and after the blast. They’ve never spoken about it publicly, but their interviews with investigators detail the terrifying ordeal and their brave actions that day.
- PUB DATE: 7/1/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WGME-TV CBS 13 Portland
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California supervisors cut firefighter overtime to address budget crunch

Posted: Jul 1, 2020

California supervisors cut firefighter overtime to address budget crunch

The Kern County Board of Supervisors took a series of steps Tuesday to address a looming budget crisis brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. One of those steps included passing a $3 billion preliminary budget for fiscal year 2020-21, but the most prominent may have been the reduction of firefighter overtime benefits that the County Administrative Office said exceeds federal labor standards.
- PUB DATE: 7/1/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Bakersfield Californian
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New pre-alert system for firefighters helps limit health issues

Posted: Jul 1, 2020

New pre-alert system for firefighters helps limit health issues

EaseAlert is a pre-alert system designed to alert firefighters of an emergency before the alarm sounds in their station. It was created by young entrepreneurs Blake Richardson and Elezar Tonev with the goal to reduce stress and improve efficiency for firefighters. “My dad has been a firefighter most of my life.
- PUB DATE: 7/1/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WCJB-TV ABC/CW+ 20 Gainesville
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For first time in 73 years, Connecticut town's fire departments officially merge into one

Posted: Jul 1, 2020

For first time in 73 years, Connecticut town's fire departments officially merge into one

For the first time in 73 years, the town’s fire and EMS departments will operate as one unified department beginning Wednesday. The unified department, the result of merging the Coventry Volunteer Fire Association and the North Coventry Volunteer Fire Department, will be known as the Town of Coventry Fire/EMS Department.
- PUB DATE: 7/1/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Journal Inquirer
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New York City mayor wants disciplinary records for firefighters and correction officers posted online, just like police

Posted: Jun 30, 2020

New York City mayor wants disciplinary records for firefighters and correction officers posted online, just like police

It’s not just cops’ disciplinary records that should be shared with the public -- firefighters’ and correction officers’ histories should be posted online too, Mayor de Blasio said Monday. Now that the state has repealed a part of the 1976 state civil rights law known as 50-a, there is no reason for any city agency to shield relevant records from the public, de Blasio added.
- PUB DATE: 6/30/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: New York Daily News
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