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Posted: Jan 24, 2018

OTTO & BETTY JENSEN SCHOLARSHIP - WFC Conference 2018

In honor of and at the request of Otto and Betty Jensen, a fund was established in 1996 to pay all the costs (registration, lodging and mileage) to a Volunteer Fire Chief and spouse to attend the WFC Annual Conference. This volunteer chief, due to financial limitations of their organization, would otherwise not be able to attend. Please complete the attached Application and return it to the Fire Chiefs office no later than April 2, 2018.  

´╗┐Applications will be accepted from volunteer fire chiefs and from those submitting the form on behalf of a volunteer fire chief.
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Posted: Dec 28, 2017

Live AFG FY17 Application Webinars

Beginning on Tuesday, December 26th 1:30 PM ET, FEMA will host a series of live Adobe Connect webinars. These webinars will provide applicants with an understanding of the FY 2017 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program, the grant process, and how to complete the application.  AFG staff recommends that you review the Notice of Funding Opportunity prior to participating in the webinars to help make the application process easier.  

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Posted: Nov 30, 2017

Contract piggybacking: An audit focus

“Piggybacking” refers to one local government making purchases from contracts awarded by another government or group of governments via an interlocal agreement or contract. Piggybacking is a convenient way to procure goods or services. However, the Washington Auditor's Office has seen an increasing number of local governments use this alternative method without completing the process properly. National purchasing cooperatives are becoming more widely used, and many of these are based in other states where the laws do not align with Washington law. 
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Posted: Nov 30, 2017

PIOs: New NFFF app helps keep community & firefighters safe

The new Be a Hero, Save a Hero® mobile app from the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) can help your community stay safe with valuable fire prevention information, special weather and seasonal notifications, and more.  It’s available now for you to share with the public as you remind them to change their smoke alarm batteries and the benefits of 10-year smoke alarms.

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Posted: Oct 11, 2017

WFC Urges Members to Contact US House Members Regarding HR 3881

The Senate FIRE-SAFER re-authorization bill passed in early August but has yet to make any progress in the House. Due to the lack of action, Representative Bill Pascrell (D-NJ), Representative Dave Reichert (R-WA) and the other House Fire Services Caucus members introduced their own FIRE-SAFER re-authorization bill (H.R. 3881) on September 28. This bill is the House companion bill to S. 829.
 
We are urging Members of Congress to co-sponsoring H.R. 3881. 
 
Attached is a letter that our members can use to contact the Washington House delegation and ask for co-sponsorship of H.R. 3881 If you plan to contact Rep. Reichert please thank him for already co-sponsoring this bill.

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