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.


Posted: Apr 11, 2013

New EVIP Program

The Washington Fire Chiefs EVIP Program is changing.  As most of you know, the EVIP program is due for re-accreditation in 2013.  Rather than update the existing program, the EVIP committee elected to go in a different direction. 

We have attempted to update the materials to make both the instructors' and students' jobs easier.  This new program has a section which spells out the annual continuing education requirements, such as:  Accident Case Reviews, Rodeo, Road Course, etc.  It also has an Instructor re-certification requirement whereby instructors must attend a Train-the-Trainer course once every five years...

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Posted: Mar 15, 2013

9/11: The Lasting Impact On Fire and Emergency Services

On September 10, 2001, my wife and I started moving into our new home. Two months late getting the house completed, we had grown impatient and were glad to finally be moving in. Our plan was to get all the furniture and “big stuff” in on the 10th and then get all the “other stuff” in on the 11th. As we got started early on the morning of the 11th, we did not yet have our cable TV hooked up and our radio was still packed away, since it was “small stuff.” My wife ...
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RSS Upcoming Events

23 Feb 2019 EVIP 3.0 Regional Training Class - Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue 2/23/2019

EVIP 3.0 has been streamlined to make better use of your time.  Highlights of this revised program are:

~Updated, Easy to use PowerPoint Slide Program

~Rodeo Forms and Checklists

~Clarification on Continuing Education and Re-certification Requirements

As part of the T-t-T course students will receive the newest EVIP program disk and all needed materials to immediately implement.

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13 Apr 2019 2019 Fire Symposium Annual Conference 4/13/2019 - 4/17/2019


Washington Fire Symposium
Annual Conference

April 13-17, 2019
Wenatchee Convention Center
121 N Wenatchee Ave
Wenatchee, WA 98801

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Jake Fouts
City of Snoqualmie Fire Department

Vice Chair
Jay Sumerlin
West Pierce Fire and Rescue

Kurt Stich
Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue

Board Member
Bob Jones
Pacific County Fire District #3

Board Member
Tony Miller 
Yakima County EMS

Board Member
Kelly Merz

Board Member
Bill Howell
Mason County Fire District #16

Board Member
Raymond Lamoureux
Pullman Fire Department

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

Board Member

Board Member
Ted Vander Houwen
Yakima Fire Department

Board Member
Woody Juarez
Central Pierce Fire & Rescue

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