Section Chair's Welcome Letter:

WFC Public Fire Educators is a section of the Washington Fire Chiefs, representing nearly 100 departments throughout the State of Washington. WPFE is dedicated to the reduction of injuries and lives lost due to fire and other hazards through prevention programs.

WPFE Goals:

  • The promotion of professional interaction with the citizens of Washington State.
  • The standardization of comprehensive educational materials and programs throughout  the State of Washington.
  • Cooperative development and planning with other fire service divisions, WFC Section and other related organization.
  • Educational opportunities for fire and life safety educators.

Members learn together and from each other. Sharing resources and ideas is the mainstay of this organization. We strive for standardization of concepts to serve our communities more effectively and we encourage creativity to personalize and enhance our audience appeal.

Educational opportunities are provided at minimal cost to ensure that public educators are prepared to develop, present, and evaluate their programs - not to mention inspired to present them! We have partnered with other state agencies and participate annually in a Bi-State (Oregon/Washington) meeting, as well as provide workshops dealing with all facets of fire and life safety issues.

Four business meetings are held annually and the dates are posted to our website. The business of the section is determined at these meetings, so your participation is encouraged and welcomed. It's easy to join - simply click "Join WPFE" on the right. If you have further questions, please feel free to contact any Board Member. We will be glad to help in any way possible

WPFE is always on the lookout for innovative, creative, friendly educators who wish to help us combat fire and injury in Washington State. As our mission says, we "Ignite Awareness, Extinguish Risk."
Sincerely Welcome,
Melanie Taylor, Chair

PFE Section Board

Melanie Taylor
Kent Fire Department RFA
(253) 856-4482

Vice Chair
Kim Schroeder
Snohomish County Fire District 1
(425) 551-1254

Information Officer
Kelly Tyson
Valley Regional Fire Authority
(253) 288-5882

Lysandra Davis
WSP/Fire Protection Bureau
(360) 596-3929


WPFE meets quarterly for meetings that coincide with various training workshops. The location varies to afford departments around the state the ability to attend. The Annual Business Meeting for the purpose of installing officers newly elected.  Currently, meetings and workshops are scheduled each year in March, June, September, and December, unless otherwise noted.

These workshops are held at a discounted rate for members.  However, anyone may attend a general WPFE meeting, even if they are not attending the training workshop.  We encourage everyone to join us and share their ideas with other public educators!

In addition, there is an annual Bi-State Injury Prevention Summit held together with the Public Educators in the State of Oregon. The location of the Summit alternates between Oregon and Washington each year. The purpose of the Summit is to share successful strategies and programs with each other and to network to find solutions to fire and life safety issues.

Recent PFE News

Wednesday May 31, 2017 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Fire Training Academy, North Bend

Directions to the Fire Training Academy
Improvised Explosives Training
50810 SE Grouse Ridge Road PO Box 1273 North Bend, WA 98045
Eastbound I-90:
Take exit 38 off I-90, turn right off the exit. The road will run parallel to the freeway approximately two miles, then curves left back under the freeway and through a yellow pole gate.
Westbound I-90:
Take exit 38 off I-90, turn right off the exit. Follow road through the yellow gate to access road.
From the Yellow Pole Gate:
Follow the one lane access road approximately 2.5 miles to the Fire Training Academy administration building. Speed limit on access road is 20 mph.
Where to Park:
The training will take place in the ARFF Building which is past the Administrative Office. Continue on the paved road past the dormitory and onto the gravel road. Park on either side of the road (area in orange below), keeping the main portion of the roadway open.
Registration from 1:00 to 1:30 p.m.
Training will begin at 1:30 p.m.
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