Start Date: 5/20/2024 1:00 PM PDT
End Date: 5/23/2024 1:00 PM PDT
Venue Name: Three Rivers Convention Center Location:
7016 W Grandridge Blvd, Kennewick
Kennewick, WA United States 99336
Washington Fire Chiefs
Welcome to the Washington Fire Chiefs Annual Conference.
We are excited to see you in Kennewick this Spring!
Are you a vendor? Find our Expo registration here
Agenda Session Highlights:
See our full agenda here.
"Reducing Responder Stress"
Chris Gorman, Support Services Director, Lacey Fire District 3
Jordyn Craig, Support Services Manager, Lacey Fire District 3
In this presentation the leadership of LFD’s Support Services Division will be talking about the significant but often overlooked issue related to the health and wellness of our emergency responders—the improper use of 911. Director Chris Gorman and Program Manager Jordyn Craig will engage participants in four key areas. First, we will briefly share our story concerning the importance of mitigating the improper use of 911. Second, we will interact with some of the latest data concerning the improper use of 911. Third, we will talk about the impact of the improper use of 911 on responders’ mental health and job satisfaction. Fourth, we will share some practical ways to mitigate this improper use of 911 in partnership with other community stakeholders.
"Your Leadership Legacy: Becoming the Leader You Were Meant to Be"
Oak McCullough, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army (Retired)
Lieutenant Colonel Oakland McCulloch is a retired United States Army officer and internationally recognized keynote speaker. He served in the Army for 23 years, holding leadership positions in both the Infantry and Armor branches. He has also worked in civilian jobs and has assisted in disaster relief operations.
McCulloch is the author of Your Leadership Legacy: Becoming the Leader You Were Meant to Be, which was published in 2021. He gives talks on a variety of topics, including leadership, success, history, and college preparation.
McCulloch is the officer in charge of the Stetson University Army ROTC program and the recruiting operations officer for the Eagle Battalion Army ROTC program. He is married to Kelly Smyth and they live in Daytona Beach, Florida.
"Best & Current Practices Pertaining to Stored Energy Devices"
Chris Greene, Captain (Ret.), Seattle Fire Department
The host facility for the Conference is the:
Springhill Suites - Kennewick. You can reserve a room easily using this link.
Monday: No Meals
Tuesday: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Wednesday: Breakfast, Lunch & Banquet
Thursday: Breakfast, To Go Boxed Lunch
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, no refunds offered after the registration has closed. However, we are always happy to substitute a registration should someone else from your agency wish to attend.