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Posted: Oct 20, 2017

Apartment fire displaces two Pasco families

Two Pasco families are displaced after a fire broke out in an apartment Friday morning. Fire crews were called to the scene of 19th Dr. and Jay St. around 6 a.m. Firefighters were able to quickly contain the fire. They say one of the apartments is completely damaged and the other suffered severe smoke and water damage.
- PUB DATE: 10/20/2017 9:37:34 AM - SOURCE: KEPR-TV CBS 19
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Posted: Oct 20, 2017

Washington gets REAL ID extension

Washington is among 17 states that have been granted a yearlong extension from the enforcement of federal requirements for state driver's licenses and ID cards. The state Department of Licensing announced the news Wednesday, and Department of Homeland Security's REAL ID website showing the current status of each state has been updated.
- PUB DATE: 10/20/2017 3:49:56 AM - SOURCE: iFiberOne
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Posted: Oct 20, 2017

Follow Up: Eastside Fire spent week helping California crews

Firefighters have been pushing themselves past exhaustion to make progress on California's deadly fires that have done so much destruction. More than 40 people were killed. About 5,700 homes and structures are gone. The images of the relentless fire that raged through wine country captured the attention of Eastside Fire and Rescue Battalion Chief Dave McDaniel.
- PUB DATE: 10/20/2017 3:22:01 AM - SOURCE: KING-TV NBC 5
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23 Oct 2017 GEMT IMPLEMENTATION SEMINAR 10/23/2017 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The Washington State Ground Emergency Medical Transportation (GEMT) program is fully approved and ready for implementation in the State of Washington. 

Locations & dates: 
October 10 (Spokane Training Center)
October 23 (Courtyard By Marriott)
October 24 (Olympia, Hotel RL)

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24 Oct 2017 GEMT IMPLEMENTATION SEMINAR 10/24/2017 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

 

The Washington State Ground Emergency Medical Transportation (GEMT) program is fully approved and ready for implementation in the State of Washington. 

Locations & dates: 
October 10 (Spokane Training Center)
October 23 (Courtyard By Marriott)
October 24 (Olympia, Hotel RL)

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28 Oct 2017 EVIP 2.1 Regional Training - Lewis County Fire District 6 10/28/2017 8:00 AM

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:

October 28, Lewis Fire Dist 6 - Station 61 (2123 Jackson Hwy, Chehalis, WA  98532)
November 18, Ocean Park Fire Station (26110 Ridge Avenue, Ocean Park, WA  98640)
November 18, Yakima County Fire District #7 (6801 Yakima Valley Highway, Wapato, WA 98951

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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3 Nov 2017 EVIP 2.1 Regional Training - Benton County Fire District 1 11/3/2017 8:00 AM

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:

October 21, Point Roberts Fire Dept  (2030 Benson RD, Point Roberts, WA 98281)
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October 28, Lewis Fire Dist 6 - Station 61 (2123 Jackson Hwy, Chehalis, WA  98532)
November 3,  2017, Benton County Fire District 1 (1811 South Ely Street, Kennewick, WA. 99337)
November 18, Ocean Park Fire Station (26110 Ridge Avenue, Ocean Park, WA  98640)
November 18, Yakima County Fire District #7 (6801 Yakima Valley Highway, Wapato, WA 98951)

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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8 Nov 2017 No Secrets: Labor Management Symposium 11/8/2017 - 11/10/2017

The Washington Fire Chiefs and the Washington State Council of Fire Fighters proudly announce the 2017 No Secrets Labor-Management Symposium. 

Join us at the Hotel RL Olympia for this jointly-sponsored seminar and explore ways to strengthen the relationship between management and labor in your department. 

Come and learn about facing the issues we all face-together. For those who need or have yet to establish a solid working relationship, this is a place to take that first step.

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8 Nov 2017 WFC Board Meeting November 11/8/2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The November WFC Board Meeting will be held November 8, 2017, 10am-2pm virtually.  Members are welcome to attend, please contact the WFC office if you would like to attend.
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