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Posted: Mar 23, 2017

Calm in the chaos: It’s always rush hour for Seattle firefighters and paramedics

She was blue when her neighbor found her at lunchtime, unconscious and slumped in an overstuffed leather chair. Minutes later, her studio apartment is crammed with people in uniform who have been summoned to save her. Getting there after the 911 call had been excruciating, even with light afternoon traffic: an 11-block drive with sirens wailing, followed by a cramped ride in a slim elevator that crept slowly toward the ninth floor, as if powered by AAA batteries.
- PUB DATE: 3/23/2017 9:32:42 AM - SOURCE: Seattle Times - Metered Site
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Posted: Mar 23, 2017

North County Regional Fire Authority responders recognized for saving life of one of their own

The Marysville Fire District has presented a Phoenix Award to three North County Regional Fire Authority responders who helped save the life of one of Marysville’s own paramedics. North County paramedic Eric Johnson and firefighters Patrick Fournier and Blake Churchill were at the North County Regional Fire Station when Kim Johnson drove up with her husband, Kevin, who had gone into full cardiac arrest.
- PUB DATE: 3/23/2017 2:29:29 AM - SOURCE: Everett Herald
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Posted: Mar 23, 2017

Lacey firefighters rescue woman and dog from burning house

Lacey Fire District 3 firefighters rescued a woman and her dog from a burning house Monday afternoon. The woman suffered burns and smoke inhalation and was taken to Providence St. Peter Hospital. The dog received oxygen, Lacey Battalion Chief Pat Harn said. Lacey police arrived first about 1:20 p.m.
- PUB DATE: 3/23/2017 1:41:17 AM - SOURCE: Olympian
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24 Mar 2017 EVIP 2.1 Regional Training - Tacoma Training Center 3/24/2017 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

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:

March 24 -  8:30am - -Tacoma Training Center (2124 Marshal Ave, Tacoma,  WA. 98421)

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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29 Mar 2017 Investing in Risk Management - Benton County FPD #1 3/29/2017 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
The Washington Fire Chiefs and Enduris have joined together to offer a unique training opportunity. It is estimated that over $2.6 billion will be spent by insurance companies resulting from accidents and injuries that occur in the fire service for 2016 alone! And, for every dollar an insurance company spends on these claims, fire departments will have an additional $4 in hidden costs. Good risk management practices are a long-term strategy for financial protection.
 
In these sessions, participants will learn how to identify the various exposures associated with
financial loss most common to the fire service. We will discuss issues that keep many fire service leaders up at night such as lawsuits involving harassment, discrimination, poor ethics, lack of management oversight, embezzlement, and more. Participants will learn simple processes that can be put in place to mitigate these risks.
 
Materials & lunch will be provided.
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30 Mar 2017 Investing in Risk Management - Spokane County FPD #4 3/30/2017 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
The Washington Fire Chiefs and Enduris have joined together to offer a unique training opportunity. It is estimated that over $2.6 billion will be spent by insurance companies resulting from accidents and injuries that occur in the fire service for 2016 alone! And, for every dollar an insurance company spends on these claims, fire departments will have an additional $4 in hidden costs. Good risk management practices are a long-term strategy for financial protection.
 
In these sessions, participants will learn how to identify the various exposures associated with
financial loss most common to the fire service. We will discuss issues that keep many fire service leaders up at night such as lawsuits involving harassment, discrimination, poor ethics, lack of management oversight, embezzlement, and more. Participants will learn simple processes that can be put in place to mitigate these risks.
 
Materials & lunch will be provided.
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18 Apr 2017 2017 Fire Mechanic Spring Workshop: Electrical 4/18/2017 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Gig Harbor Fire & Medic One

 Date: April 18, 2017 8am-5pm 

Instructor: Dan Bell, Whatcom Electric & Battery 

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26 Apr 2017 Teambuilding & Leadership with DISC Workshop - Wenatchee, WA 4/26/2017 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

 

What's your current focus with your team?  How can you improve them, both individually and in group, in order to achieve maximum effectiveness and potential?  Do you want to grow them?  Are you forming a new team?

To respond to these and related questions, we have been using DiSC© to help us understand group functioning.  DiSC© is a validated behavioral inventory of our preferences.  It is NOT a personality assessment; the focus is on what people do (behavior), not what their underlying personality characteristics are. 

In these workshops, we will use this concept to help people improve their leadership capabilities by focusing on individual and team behavior. 

LOCATIONS

February  8, 2017 - Lacey, WA
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

March 15, 2017 - Bellingham, WA
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

April 26, 2017 - Wenatchee, WA
12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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3 May 2017 2017 Fireside Chat: "The Ask" 5/3/2017 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
A Fireside Chat with Public Affairs Consultant Liz Loomis, Superintendent David McVicker & Attorney Brian Snure.  Facilitated by Dave Fergus.

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017
5PM-8PM
At the offices of Rice Fergus Mille
r275 5th Street, Suite 100
Bremerton, Washington 98337

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5 May 2017 Stevens County Fire Chiefs Training Conference 2017 5/5/2017 - 5/7/2017

May 5-7, 2017
Stevens County Ambulance Building
Colville Fire Station

This conference will cover a wide variety of topics including "live fire", SCBA, Operations, Wildland, Unified Command, Fire Behavior, Fire Ground Complications, Building Construction, Fire Service Administration and much more.  We are lucky to have City of Spokane Assistant Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer as our keynote speaker Friday Night.

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