Event Calendar

Monday, April 22, 2024

Fire & Life Safety Educator 1 with IFSAC Testing

Date(s): April 22, 2024 - April 25, 2024

Time: 8:00 AM  PST - 5:00 PM  PST



This in-person four-day course will instruct students on the basic duties and responsibilities of a Fire and Life Safety Educator Level 1. This course will prepare students for the written exam and practical evaluations for the IFSAC Fire and Life Safety Educator 1 certification. Students will be trained in selection of educational materials specifically designed for target audiences to reduce risk in their communities. They will demonstrate their ability to coordinate and deliver community fire and injury prevention programs through multiple presentation methods. The course will also teach students how to evaluate and document the effectiveness of each educational program through written reports. A written test will take place on the 4th day of the class and students will be expected to pass with a score of 70% or higher. The practical evaluation will follow the written test and students will be expected to deliver a lesson they develop during the course, demonstrating in a blended fashion, tasks on the skill sheets.

No course prerequisites.

Required Materials: IFSTA Fire and Life Safety Educator, 3
rd edition. *Textbook not included in class fee*

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4
Lecture Lecture Lecture Review Written Test
Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
Lecture Presentation Prep Presentation Prep Presentations
Study Session Study Session Study Session Evaluations

No meals are included with this event.

The WFC is obligated to pay certain costs to the conference facilities and instructors; for this event we have a 50% cancelation policy, up until March 13, 2024 after which there are no refunds.  However, we are always happy to substitute a registration should someone else from your agency wish to attend.

2024 Fire Mechanics Spring Workshop: Shoreline

Date(s): April 22, 2024 - April 23, 2024

Time: 8:00 AM  PST - 12:00 PM  PST

2024 Fire Mechanics Spring Workshop

April 22-23, 2024

Shoreline Fire Department
17525 Aurora Ave N.
Shoreline, WA 98133


Air Systems and Foundation Brakes Operation and Function testing 
Taught by Advanced Diagnostics Consulting LLC.

This comprehensive Air Systems and Foundation Brakes Class will cover air system theory and operation. Beginning with the charging system and working through to the foundation brakes. Expect to learn the operation, inspection and testing of the entire system. In addition, you will learn what you need to be considered a qualified inspector. The hands-on portion will cover system testing and setup of push rods, slack adjusters, and air disc calipers. Each participant will be provided a binder complete with service data sheets and inspector qualification documents.

  1. Air Systems description and operation
    1. Charging system components
    2. Primary system components
    3. Secondary system components
    4. Parking system components
    5. Trailer system components (where applicable)
  2. Air Systems requirements
    1. Build times
    2. Tank sizing
    3. Minimum equipment
    4. Timing test requirements
    5. Performance tests
  3. Foundation Drum
    1. Hardware setup (pushrod cutting worksheet)
    2. Slack adjuster type
    3. Slack adjuster setup
  4. Foundation Disc     
    1. Identification      
    2. Operation
  5. Function tests best practices (inspection)
    1. Air system function
    2. Foundation brake/slack adjuster function
    3. Air disc inspection/function
  6. Inspector Qualifications
    1. Certification Documentation
    2. Out Of Service
    3. CFR 49 396.25 explanation
  7. Hands-on Inspection
    1. Slack Adjuster setup and function
    2. Air Disc set up and function
    3. Wheel Bearing Setup (if time permits)
  8. Questions and answers collaboration time

EVT Testing: 
To participate in EVT Testing you must register with the EVT Commission at  
http://www.evtcc.org/ 21 days before the test date.
(Please register using site id: WAsho)



April 22nd
Class 8am-12pm
Lunch 12-12:30
Class 12:30-5pm

April 23rd
Class 8am-12pm
EVT Testing 2-5pm (Please register with the EVT Commission using site id: WAsho, at least 21 days before the test date)


Meals Included

Lunch will be provided on April 22nd.


The WFC is obligated to pay certain costs to the conference facility; for this event, we have a 50% cancelation policy up until the event registration closes, at which point there will be no refunds.  However, we are always happy to substitute a registration should someone else from your agency wish to attend.


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