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The objectives of this Division shall be to further enhance the education of all Fire Service Administrative Support by conducting workshops and seminars; to increase the proficiency of Fire Administrative Support by establishing a network sharing of information systems through various channels of communication; and to faciliate a statewide standardization wherever possible in all phases and aspects of the Fire Administrative Support field for the benefit of the Fire Service.

Recent Fire Administrative Support News

Posted: Nov 25, 2019
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 Association of Washington Cities Risk Management Services Agency (AWC - RMSA) announces that they have designated grant funds available specifically for Lexipol fire policies?

AWC-RMSA believes in mitigating risks and protecting fire agencies. That’s why they have partnered with Lexipol to provide you with grant funds and a negotiated discount on your Lexipol fire policy solution.
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Posted: Nov 25, 2019
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Changes have been made to the law that govern sexual misconduct and disclosure (WAC 246-16-100).  During the 2019 legislative session, the Legislature passed HB 1198. This bill requires a health care provider who is subject to the Uniform Disciplinary Act and has been sanctioned by the Secretary for sexual misconduct to provide for the duration of the stipulation or order, a disclosure to every patient at the patient's next visit with the provider.
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Posted: Oct 31, 2019
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An important recurring question from members relates to qualifying a driver and setting a driver qualification policy.

Enduris members have various qualifying needs.  Some drivers must be eligible to drive heavy equipment, while others drive a private passenger vehicle.  A few common elements of qualifying a driver includes: past driving history, responsible driving habits, and training.  While Enduris does not pro-actively qualify drivers, Enduris does strongly recommend that our members establish a written policy relating to driver eligibility.

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Posted: Oct 31, 2019
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  • ·         Firefighter promptly reports injury to Chief, officer or human resource department to start the return to work process. L&I or self insurance claim is generated and accident report form is filled out using lni.wa.gov/filefast or by department policy. A claim number is usually generated.
  • ·         Chief or Officer sends firefighter to health care provider with a return to work package. This usually includes the department’s SOG or SOP with return to work instructions, Job Analysis and Job Description forms for both Full and Light Duty....
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Posted: Sep 30, 2019
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Winter is just around the corner, which means freezing temperatures.  Check your buildings, including any vacant buildings, to make sure there is enough heat to prevent pipes from freezing. Pipes can freeze wherever they are exposed to cold air, even in buildings with insulation.  Pipes that are under sinks and enclosed in a cabinet have the potential to freeze as the heat may not reach the pipes.

 

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Posted: Sep 17, 2019
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Interim Update

Following the adjournment of the 2019 Legislature in April, attention has focused primarily on Governor Inslee’s presidential campaign, as well as the House Democrats’ decision on who would succeed Frank Chopp (D-43, Seattle) as Speaker of the House.  A handful of other changes at the Legislature have also occurred.

Governor & Statewide Elected Office News

The first major domino has fallen as Governor Inslee has given up his presidential campaign and will be running for Governor a third time.  With the decision, many top-level Democrats will remain in their current positions rather than challenging the incumbent Governor.  State Attorney General Bob Ferguson has pivoted to running for re-election as AG...

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Posted: Aug 29, 2019
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Auditor Pat McCarthy notified local governments of a coming adjustment to the hourly local audit billing rate.

Beginning Jan. 1, 2020, the local audit billing rate will be $113, due largely to significant salary increases that­­­ have affected all state employees.

The state Legislature in recent years has been increasing salaries for state employees, including those who work for the Office of the Washington State Auditor. Calendar year 2019 alone has seen a 5% increase for all employees. Additionally, another 3% adjustment goes into effect in July 2020.

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Posted: Aug 29, 2019
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Legislation regarding the definition of personal information and the revision of data breach notifications was recently passed into law as part of House Bill 1071. The amendments will take effect on March 1, 2020.

 

What is the new definition of personal information?
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Posted: Jul 31, 2019
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Members of the Washington State Fire Training Academy (FTA) recently attended the kick-off meeting for our training water treatment upgrades. The FTA discussed the potential of running Recruit Academy 2019-03 and other training alongside the planned construction activities. Unfortunately, unforeseen equipment delivery lead times will delay the start of the project until September 9, 2019. This means that Recruit Academy 2019-03 along with other scheduled training will not be available for the remainder of the year. The construction timeline will require the system to be out of service for the majority of the work and therefore no alternative workarounds will be available.
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Posted: Jun 27, 2019
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Fire agencies must start the process of annexing no-man's land areas by January 1, 2021.

 

You may find the bill information here for more information: http://lawfilesext.leg.wa.gov/biennium/2019-20/Pdf/Bills/Session%20Laws/Senate/5010-S.SL.pdf


SB 5010 states: Under current law, fire protection agencies are not required to provide firefighting services to unprotected land, which is defined as improved property located outside the jurisdiction of a fire protection service agency. Property owners of unprotected lands are encouraged to form or annex into a fire protection jurisdiction or enter into a contract for firefighting services. If this does not occur and firefighting services are provided to unprotected land, the property owners must reimburse the agency initiating firefighting services on unprotected land for certain costs incurred. 

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FIRE ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT SECTION UPCOMING EVENTS

Upcoming Events

FIRE ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT BOARD & COMMITTEES

Chair

Posted: Sep 21, 2019

Chair

Mykel Montgomery

Franklin County 3
Administrative Assistant

mmontgomery@fcfd3.org

509-547-9306 

 

Term; 2019 - 2020

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Vice Chair

Posted: Sep 18, 2019

Vice Chair

Caity Karapostoles

Clallam County Fire District 3

caityk@ccfd3.org

360-683-4242


Term: 2019 - 2021

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Treasurer

Posted: Sep 21, 2015

Treasurer

Emily Lewis

Eastside Fire & Rescue

elewis@esf-r.org

425-313-3200 x 1200


Term: 2019 - 2021

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Secretary

Posted: Sep 21, 2015

Secretary

Cindy Buchan

KC Fire Chiefs Training Division

cindy@kcftoa.org 

425-255-1241


Term: 2018 - 2020

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Communications

Posted: Sep 21, 2015

Communications

Lisette Kelly

Mountain View Fire & Rescue
Administrative Assistant

253-735-0284 


Term: 2019 - 2021

 

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Regional Representative

Posted: Sep 21, 2015

Regional Representative

Cathy Blakeway

City of Tumwater Fire Department
Administrative Assistant

cblakeway@ci.tumwater.wa.us

360-754-4170

 

Term: 2019 - 2021

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Regional Representative

Posted: Sep 21, 2015

Regional Representative

Kristen Cole

Walla Walla County Fire District 5

kcole@wwcfd5.org 

509-547-8341


Term: 2018 - 2020

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Regional Representative

Posted: Sep 21, 2015

Regional Representative

Julie Patterson

Vancouver Fire Department

 julie.patterson@cityofvancouver.us

360-487-7224


Term: 2019 - 2021

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Regional Representative

Posted: Sep 21, 2015

Regional Representative

Kim Baldwin

Clark County Fire District 10

kim.baldwin@clark.wa.gov

360-247-5233


Term: 2019 - 2021


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Committee Member

Posted: Sep 21, 2015

Committee Member

Katie Rassmussen

Washington State Fire Training Academy

Division Public Information Officer & Event Coordinator 2

Katie.Rasmussen@wsp.wa.gov

425-453-3000 x 110 


 

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Committee Member

Posted: Sep 21, 2015

Committee Member

Lori Coleman

Clallam County Fire District 3

lcoleman@ccfd3.org

360-582-2054

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Committee Member

Posted: Sep 21, 2015

Committee Member

Patty Kramlich

Mountain View Fire and Rescue
pkramlich@mvfire.org 

253-735-0284

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Committee Member

Posted: Sep 21, 2015

Committee Member

Lauren Lucas

Kittitas County Fire District 1

Lauren.Lucas@fairpoint.net

509-964-2435
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Committee Member

Posted: Sep 20, 2015

Committee Member

Tami Petterson

City of Tumwater Fire Department

tpetterson@ci.tumwater.wa.us 

360-754-4170

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Committee Member

Posted: Sep 19, 2015

Committee Member

Melissa Knutson

Eastside Fire & Rescue

mknutson@esf-r.org

425-313-3232

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Committee Member

Posted: Sep 18, 2015

Committee Member

Tina Williamson

Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority

tmwilliamson@pugetsoundfire.org

253-856-4406


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Committee Member

Posted: Sep 17, 2015

Committee Member

Linda Reeff

Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority

lreeff@pugetsoundfire.org

253-856-4334 
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Committee Member

Posted: Sep 16, 2015

Committee Member

Christel Nelson

Vancouver Fire Department

christel.nelson@cityofvancouver.us

360-487-7223

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Committee Member

Posted: Sep 15, 2015

Committee Member

Tasiya Deering

Moses Lake Fire Department

tdeering@cityofml.com

509-764-3848


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Committee Member

Posted: Sep 14, 2015

Committee Member

Jamie Formisano

Eastside Fire & Rescue

jformisano@esf-r.org

425-313-3228

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