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Welcome to the Fire, Training & Safety Officers, Leaders in Training, Education and Safety.  

Our Purpose:

  • To promote uniform training practices throughout the state of Washington.
  • To upgrade fire department training and training personnel within the fire departments of Washington State.
  • To make available technical information and guidance to the members of this Section.
  • To promote training programs for Training, Safety & Officers’.
  • To exchange information and training aids.
  • To promote and assist in the development of fire service performance standards.
  • To promote safety practices in all phases of fire department activities.
  • To actively seek uniformity in all fire service and fire related college curriculum.
  • To upgrade fire officer leadership and management skills and knowledge within the fire departments of Washington State.
  • To identify and make available technical information and guidance to the members of this section.
  • To advocate and support networking between fire officers in Washington State.
  • To promote and assist in the development of fire service leadership standards.

FIRE TRAINING, SAFETY & OFFICERS SECTION RECENT NEWS

Posted: Oct 15, 2012

Why Fire Accreditation in these hard times?

Public safety, in terms of funding, typically consumes more than 80% of a municipal operating budget. This high percentage reflects the great pride that citizens and elected officials take in their fire and rescue services. Emergency medical services and fire services personnel are the apples of most citizens eyes, heroes from a 9-11 era -- that is, until people start losing their jobs, kids start moving back in with their parents, and one in five mortgages are under ...
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Posted: Aug 17, 2012

The Most Dangerous Thing is Me

Date: 8/17/2012 Body: Looking at the statistics of fire ground injuries and deaths, I realized that I could be the most dangerous thing on the fire ground. 60% of fatalities are over the age of 40 (that’s me), 30% are over the age of 50 (that’s me, soon). The number of deaths by heart attack is 44%. That doesn’t have to be me. Many younger firefighters look critically at the older firefighters, questioning their physical condition. Many have even said, “We should have higher fitness ...
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FIRE TRAINING, SAFETY & OFFICERS SECTION BOARD

Co-Chair
Ted Vander Houwen
Yakima Fire Department

Co-Chair
Woody Juarez
Central Pierce Fire & Rescue

Vice Chair
Jake Fouts
City of Snoqualmie Fire Department

Secretary
Kurt Stich
Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue

Board Member
Bob Jones
Pacific County Fire District #3

Board Member
Jay Summerlin
West Pierce Fire and Rescue

Board Member
Tony Miller
Yakima County EMS

Board Member
Kelly Merz
WSP – FPB-FTA

Board Member
Bill Howell
Mason County Fire District #16

Board Member
Wayne Garden
Central Pierce Fire and Rescue

Board Member
Tyler Abhold
East Valley Fire/Yakima County Fire District #4

Board Member
Bryan Pearson
Kittitas County Fire District #7

Alternate Board Member
Max Hollander
Thurston County Fire District #13/Griffin Fire Department