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Posted: Oct 18, 2017

Officials: Fire rages at huge fruit warehouse in Bingen

A two-alarm fire is burning at Underwood Fruit & Warehouse in Bingen, Wash., Klickitat County Dispatch says. Firefighters responded to a report of a structure fire around 6 a.m. Wednesday morning. Klickitat Public Utility District says the fire is causing 600 power outages in the area. They say the flames burned a conductor line that serves many homes.
- PUB DATE: 10/18/2017 9:29:34 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
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Posted: Oct 18, 2017

'An Armageddon-type situation': Issaquah firefighters witness Calif. wildfire destruction

As firefighters continue to battle the deadly wildfires in Northern California, they've been getting help from all across the West Coast, including dozens from Western Washington fire departments. Included in the group are 14 firefighters from Eastside Fire and Rescue in Issaquah. "Watching it on TV, and seeing it in real life is a night and day difference," said Battalion Chief Dave McDaniel.
- PUB DATE: 10/18/2017 8:27:14 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
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Posted: Oct 18, 2017

Fire guts former used car dealership on East Sprague in Spokane Valley

A former used car dealership was heavily damaged by fire early Wednesday morning in Spokane Valley. Spokane Valley Firefighters were called to the former Best Bet Auto, 4605 E. Sprague Ave. just before 4:30 a.m. Crews from Valley Engine 6 were first to arrive and immediately noticed heavy smoke and fire billowing from the structure.
- PUB DATE: 10/18/2017 8:02:22 AM - SOURCE: Spokane Spokesman-Review
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21 Oct 2017 EVIP 2.1 Regional Training - Point Roberts Fire Department 10/21/2017 8:00 AM

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:

October 21, Point Roberts Fire Dept  (2030 Benson RD, Point Roberts, WA 98281)
     *Passport needed to get in and out of Canada and USA.
October 28, Lewis Fire Dist 6 - Station 61 (2123 Jackson Hwy, Chehalis, WA  98532)
November 3,  2017, Benton County Fire District 1 (1811 South Ely Street, Kennewick, WA. 99337)
November 18, Ocean Park Fire Station (26110 Ridge Avenue, Ocean Park, WA  98640)
November 18, Yakima County Fire District #7 (6801 Yakima Valley Highway, Wapato, WA 98951

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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23 Oct 2017 GEMT IMPLEMENTATION SEMINAR 10/23/2017 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The Washington State Ground Emergency Medical Transportation (GEMT) program is fully approved and ready for implementation in the State of Washington. 

Locations & dates: 
October 10 (Spokane Training Center)
October 23 (Courtyard By Marriott)
October 24 (Olympia, Hotel RL)

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24 Oct 2017 GEMT IMPLEMENTATION SEMINAR 10/24/2017 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

 

The Washington State Ground Emergency Medical Transportation (GEMT) program is fully approved and ready for implementation in the State of Washington. 

Locations & dates: 
October 10 (Spokane Training Center)
October 23 (Courtyard By Marriott)
October 24 (Olympia, Hotel RL)

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28 Oct 2017 EVIP 2.1 Regional Training - Lewis County Fire District 6 10/28/2017 8:00 AM

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:

October 28, Lewis Fire Dist 6 - Station 61 (2123 Jackson Hwy, Chehalis, WA  98532)
November 18, Ocean Park Fire Station (26110 Ridge Avenue, Ocean Park, WA  98640)
November 18, Yakima County Fire District #7 (6801 Yakima Valley Highway, Wapato, WA 98951

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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3 Nov 2017 EVIP 2.1 Regional Training - Benton County Fire District 1 11/3/2017 8:00 AM

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:

October 21, Point Roberts Fire Dept  (2030 Benson RD, Point Roberts, WA 98281)
     *Passport needed to get in and out of Canada and USA.
October 28, Lewis Fire Dist 6 - Station 61 (2123 Jackson Hwy, Chehalis, WA  98532)
November 3,  2017, Benton County Fire District 1 (1811 South Ely Street, Kennewick, WA. 99337)
November 18, Ocean Park Fire Station (26110 Ridge Avenue, Ocean Park, WA  98640)
November 18, Yakima County Fire District #7 (6801 Yakima Valley Highway, Wapato, WA 98951)

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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8 Nov 2017 No Secrets: Labor Management Symposium 11/8/2017 - 11/10/2017

The Washington Fire Chiefs and the Washington State Council of Fire Fighters proudly announce the 2017 No Secrets Labor-Management Symposium. 

Join us at the Hotel RL Olympia for this jointly-sponsored seminar and explore ways to strengthen the relationship between management and labor in your department. 

Come and learn about facing the issues we all face-together. For those who need or have yet to establish a solid working relationship, this is a place to take that first step.

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