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Posted: Mar 22, 2017

Vacant NE Spokane home catches fire for second time in two days

Early Wednesday morning firefighters responded to a fire in the 5000 block of N. Lee St. in northeast Spokane. Firefighters tell us they responded to a fire at the same home the day before, Tuesday afternoon. The cause of that fire was determined to be electrical but it’s not certain what caused the home to reignite.
- PUB DATE: 3/22/2017 6:41:54 AM - SOURCE: KAYU-TV MyFox Spokane
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Posted: Mar 22, 2017

Cannabis pipe cleaning sparks 2-alarm apartment fire, injures Bellingham woman

A Bellingham woman cleaning a marijuana pipe Tuesday set off a two-alarm fire that left her with minor burns, gutted her boyfriend’s apartment, and caused $100,000 in damage, according to the Bellingham Fire Department. On Tuesday morning the woman was using a torch to clean a cannabis pipe in a bedroom of Apt.
- PUB DATE: 3/22/2017 3:05:36 AM - SOURCE: Tacoma News Tribune
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Posted: Mar 22, 2017

One dead in Gold Bar house fire

One man is dead after a fire consumed a home Monday night on Maycreek Road in Gold Bar. The call came in at about 8:59 p.m., with local responders arriving around 9:07 p.m., said Gold Bar Fire Lt. Brandon Vargas. “When we arrived the whole house was fully involved,” he said. “Fire was coming out of every window and door, and was extending to a garage attached by a covered breezeway.
- PUB DATE: 3/22/2017 2:18:40 AM - SOURCE: Monroe Monitor
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 PRESENTED BY: North Idaho Fire Chief’s Association & Idaho Fire Services Technology 


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24 Mar 2017 EVIP 2.1 Regional Training - Tacoma Training Center 3/24/2017 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:

March 24 -  8:30am - -Tacoma Training Center (2124 Marshal Ave, Tacoma,  WA. 98421)

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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29 Mar 2017 Investing in Risk Management - Benton County FPD #1 3/29/2017 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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30 Mar 2017 Investing in Risk Management - Spokane County FPD #4 3/30/2017 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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18 Apr 2017 2017 Fire Mechanic Spring Workshop: Electrical 4/18/2017 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Gig Harbor Fire & Medic One

 Date: April 18, 2017 8am-5pm 

Instructor: Dan Bell, Whatcom Electric & Battery 

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26 Apr 2017 Teambuilding & Leadership with DISC Workshop - Wenatchee, WA 4/26/2017 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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3 May 2017 2017 Fireside Chat: "The Ask" 5/3/2017 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
A Fireside Chat with Public Affairs Consultant Liz Loomis, Superintendent David McVicker & Attorney Brian Snure.  Facilitated by Dave Fergus.

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017
5PM-8PM
At the offices of Rice Fergus Mille
r275 5th Street, Suite 100
Bremerton, Washington 98337

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