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Posted: Dec 7, 2016

Police investigate ambulance crash in Snohomish County

Arlington Police are investigating after an ambulance went off a road and crashed while transporting a woman to a local hospital. Granite Falls Fire Chief Jim Haverfield tells The Daily Herald that two Granite Falls firefighters had a patient on board Friday when their ambulance went into a ditch filled with water and also hit some trees.
- PUB DATE: 12/7/2016 11:08:30 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
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Posted: Dec 7, 2016

Firefighters battle flames at North Seattle home

Firefighters are out in freezing temperatures Wednesday morning battling a fire in the Maple Leaf neighborhood of North Seattle. The fire at a home on Northeast 94th Street and 17th Avenue Northeast was called out at about 4:20 a.m. Firefighters say the home started in the basement, extended out the window, up the side of the building and into the attic.
- PUB DATE: 12/7/2016 6:44:17 AM - SOURCE: KIRO-TV CBS 7
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Posted: Dec 6, 2016

Men who started 110-acre wildfire to pay state $2.3 million

The three young Vancouver men responsible last year for recklessly setting 110 acres of forest near Woodland on fire will together have to pay the state more than $2.3 million in firefighting costs. As a practical matter, though, they will never be able to pay the costs, and it looks like none of them will spend any time in jail after their initial arrests.
- PUB DATE: 12/6/2016 8:36:27 PM - SOURCE: The Daily News
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17 Dec 2016 EVIP 2.1 Regional Training - Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue 12/17/2016 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

The Washington Fire Chiefs and WFC Fire Training, Safety & Officers Section are proud to announce that the new Emergency Vehicle Incident Prevention (EVIP) program is approved and in motion! After a laborious update process the new program has been approved by the State Department of Licensing and the Washington State Patrol, Fire Protection Bureau. 

The new program now has a trainer re-certification policy that requires trainers to have a Train-the-Trainer (T-t-T) refresher course every 5 years. Those who have been trainers under previous EVIP standards will still need to receive this most current T-t-T course and use the current course materials to remain a certified EVIP trainer.

Locations Currently Scheduled:

December 17, 2016 8:30am - -Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue (701 Vine St Kelso, Wa 98626) 

All classes will run 8am-5pm and lunch will not be provided.

As part of the T-t-T course students will receive the newest EVIP program disc and all needed materials to bring the EVIP program back to their departments for immediate implementation. 

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26 Jan 2017 Joint WFC/WFCA Legislative Day 1/26/2017

PRESENTED BY: WFC & WFCA
LOCATION:  State Legislative Building-Columbia Room - Olympia, WA
DATE: 1/26/2017
EVENT FEE: $80.00

This annual event, which includes a pre-event webinar, morning workshop and noon luncheon, provides an excellent opportunity for members to discuss issues with their legislators that directly impact the fire service. 

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30 Jan 2017 Investing in Risk Management - Snohomish County FPD #1 1/30/2017 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
The Washington Fire Chiefs and Enduris have joined together to offer a unique training opportunity. It is estimated that over $2.6 billion will be spent by insurance companies resulting from accidents and injuries that occur in the fire service for 2016 alone! And, for every dollar an insurance company spends on these claims, fire departments will have an additional $4 in hidden costs. Good risk management practices are a long-term strategy for financial protection.
 
In these sessions, participants will learn how to identify the various exposures associated with
financial loss most common to the fire service. We will discuss issues that keep many fire service leaders up at night such as lawsuits involving harassment, discrimination, poor ethics, lack of management oversight, embezzlement, and more. Participants will learn simple processes that can be put in place to mitigate these risks.
 
Materials & lunch will be provided.
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31 Jan 2017 Investing in Risk Management - Clallam County FPD #3 1/31/2017 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
The Washington Fire Chiefs and Enduris have joined together to offer a unique training opportunity. It is estimated that over $2.6 billion will be spent by insurance companies resulting from accidents and injuries that occur in the fire service for 2016 alone! And, for every dollar an insurance company spends on these claims, fire departments will have an additional $4 in hidden costs. Good risk management practices are a long-term strategy for financial protection.
 
In these sessions, participants will learn how to identify the various exposures associated with
financial loss most common to the fire service. We will discuss issues that keep many fire service leaders up at night such as lawsuits involving harassment, discrimination, poor ethics, lack of management oversight, embezzlement, and more. Participants will learn simple processes that can be put in place to mitigate these risks.
 
Materials & lunch will be provided.
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8 Feb 2017 Teambuilding & Leadership with DISC Workshop - Lacey, WA 2/8/2017 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

 

What's your current focus with your team?  How can you improve them, both individually and in group, in order to achieve maximum effectiveness and potential?  Do you want to grow them?  Are you forming a new team?

To respond to these and related questions, we have been using DiSC© to help us understand group functioning.  DiSC© is a validated behavioral inventory of our preferences.  It is NOT a personality assessment; the focus is on what people do (behavior), not what their underlying personality characteristics are. 

In these workshops, we will use this concept to help people improve their leadership capabilities by focusing on individual and team behavior. 

LOCATIONS

February  8, 2017 - Lacey, WA
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

March 15, 2017 - Bellingham, WA
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

April 26, 2017 - Wenatchee, WA
12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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25 Feb 2017 2017 Washington Fire Symposium 2/25/2017 - 3/1/2017
"Above & Beyond"

February 25-March 1, 2017
Yakima Convention Center

Featuring a Hands on Training Track, Leadership Track, HazMat Track, Professional Development Track and EMS Track.

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27 Feb 2017 2017 Washington Fire Symposium - VENDOR SHOW 2/27/2017
The Washington Fire Symposium will be held in February 2017. Join us for the annual "Vendors Night". This event provides an opportunity for our Fire Service Vendors to meet with many of the professionals in Washington who use, recommend and purchase products and services.

This event provides a great opportunity for you to demonstrate your products to the customers most important to your business success.
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