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Posted: Dec 12, 2018

2019 Fire Service Executive Development Institute Participants Selected

The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) today announced the participants accepted into the seventh-year of the prestigious Fire Service Executive Development Institute (FSEDI). FSEDI is a yearlong leadership-development program developed by the IAFC to provide new and aspiring chiefs with the tools they need to have successful and productive tenures.
- PUB DATE: 12/12/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: International Association of Fire Chiefs
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Posted: Dec 12, 2018

Yakima City Council axes fire position to bolster general fund reserve

Last-minute changes to the city of Yakima’s 2019 budget left the city with nearly $200,000 to put into its depleted general fund reserve, but it came at a price. After going back and forth for months on whether the Yakima Fire Department’s public education captain position would be eliminated, the Yakima City Council’s final decision Tuesday was to make the cut and put the $160,000 in savings toward the reserve.
- PUB DATE: 12/11/2018 11:39:51 PM - SOURCE: Yakima Herald-Republic
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Posted: Dec 11, 2018

Tri-City fire district searches for more volunteers to staff fire stations

Fire districts across the Tri-Cities rely on volunteers. It allows districts to save money and still provide top-notch care to the community Volunteers are always needed, but you don't have to become a firefighter in order to volunteer. "I'm not a firefighter. I have no firefighter background," said Bill Leach, volunteer for Benton County Fire District #4.
- PUB DATE: 12/11/2018 6:34:39 PM - SOURCE: YakTriNews
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Posted: Dec 11, 2018

Ada County (ID) Paramedics Unveils Armored Ambulance

Ada County Paramedics' tactical medical team has unveiled an armored ambulance to be dispatched for situations like the Boise Bench shooting.      

The TacMed team leader says previously there wasn't a seamless way to respond to hazards like that. He says swat's armored vehicle is not equipped to transport patients who need advanced life support and it wasn't always readily available.       

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Posted: Dec 11, 2018

With contract talks still stalled, Seattle EMTs set strike deadline of Dec. 21

Hundreds of unionized emergency medical technicians (EMTs) in Seattle have set a deadline of Dec. 21 to go on strike, calling into question how the city plans to respond to people in medical crisis if they walk off the job. City officials say they are working on a plan, but won’t say what it is until a strike is called.
- PUB DATE: 12/11/2018 6:07:43 PM - SOURCE: Seattle Times
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