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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: Jan 28, 2016

IFSAC Accreditation Process - Yes or No?

What are your feelings about the IFSAC accreditation process? Now before you jump to your first thoughts of being “For or Against” IFSAC let’s take a few moments to look at the program as it stands in the State of Washington.

The IFSAC website relates this: IFSAC was founded in 1990 to establish a new national accreditation system for fire service certification programs. In 1992, the development of an accreditation system for fire related degree programs began...

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Posted: Dec 17, 2015

Remember The Basics To Be The Best Instructor

As instructors we have an incredible responsibility to our students, our industry and ourselves.  When preparing to deliver a program or course there are a few things that we must always do to ensure we are successful and provide a positive impact.  

  • Dress for success.
  • Always arrive early and stay late.
  • Always come prepared.
  • Be present.
  • Ask questions during your presentation and allow time for questions to be asked. 
  • Always say "thank you" at the conclusion of your presentation.

Dress for success. Nothing says professional like a suit and tie.  You only have one chance at a first impression and unfortunately this is typically done before you are even introduced.  Your appearance projects the perception you have about yourself, your material, as well as your feelings about the audience.  Sometimes a suit and tie is not appropriate, an example is in house training or training at the academy.  If you are wearing your uniform make sure it is pressed, your shoes are shined and you are well groomed.  Your appearance gives you confidence that translates into confidence in your delivery that further translates into a successful delivery. You cannot overdress for success...
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RSS Upcoming Events

12 Oct 2019 EVIP 3.0 Regional Training Class - Skamania EMS 10/12/2019

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 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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19 Oct 2019 EVIP 3.0 Regional Training Class - Spokane County Fire District 9 10/19/2019

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 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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FIRE TRAINING, SAFETY & OFFICERS SECTION BOARD

Chair
Jake Fouts
City of Snoqualmie Fire Department

Vice Chair
Kurt Stich
Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue

Secretary
Mike Karvia
West Pierce Fire and Rescue

Board Member
Jay Sumerlin
West Pierce Fire and Rescue

Board Member
Bob Jones
Pacific County Fire District #3

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
Ted Vander Houwen

Yakima Fire Department

Board Member
Woody Juarez
Central Pierce Fire & Rescue

Board Member
Max Hollander
Central Mason Fire & EMS

Board Member
Al Torres
Chelan Fire District 1

Alternate Board Member
Sidney Ayala
West Benton Fire Rescue

Board Liaison
Tony Miller 
Yakima County EMS