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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: Aug 17, 2016
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Thank you to everyone that completed our recent WFAS Survey on the 2016 Conference. We use that information to make each year's conference better than the last! 

Congrats to Cari Ross-Koler from Stevens 1 Fire Rescue as the survey drawing winner!

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Posted: Jun 15, 2016
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If you have pictures from the 2016 Conference in Leavenworth, we would love for you to share them on our website!

Once logged in, click on Photo Gallery and scroll to the bottom of the page. There is an easy-to-use photo uploader for you to send us your pictures!

A tutorial has also been uploaded to our Documents, Website Tutorials folder.

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Posted: Jun 14, 2016
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Thank you to all our WFAS members that were able to attend this past year's conference in Leavenworth! For those of you that missed out, a few highlights included lessons learned from a number of local Fire Chiefs on recent Washington State disasters we have encountered, tips for adapting to change, {WOODY}, and the highly popular casino night!

Your 2016 WFAS Board is already hard at work planning for the 2017, 2018 and even 2019 conferences! We will be meeting this friday in Cle Elem to gather our ideas and put our heads together. 

We have put together a survey for all members, to gather feedback on the recent conference, as well as overall suggestions. If you have not already, please follow this link to fill it out: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8V3LBDJ. The deadline is this Friday, June 17th to be entered in the drawing for WFAS merch for filling out the survey. 

If you missed out in Leavenworth, don't forget to Save the Date and put the 2017 WFAS Annual Conference on your calendars for May 8-10 in Olympia.

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Posted: Apr 9, 2015
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2015 NOMINATIONS/POSITIONS

Do you want to get involved? Do you seek out opportunities to impact change? WFAS has many ways to get involved and each year we have Board positions that are vacated.  Click to find out more!
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Posted: Mar 10, 2015
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WFC Fire Administrative Support (WFAS) recognizes that some departments do not have the budget available for their administrative staff to attend section functions.  Knowing the benefits of continuing education, increasing workplace proficiency and the value of network sharing, we have created a scholarship fund to assist these individuals. Money collected from the raffle at our annual conference each year funds this program.  The scholarship is designed to cover, or assist with, registration fees and/or travel & lodging costs for the recipients to attend section functions.

The following is a guideline for disbursement of these funds:

  1. Interested WFAS members shall fill out the application and forward it to the Scholarship Chair.
  2. The application shall include a written summary as to the reason for the request.
  3. Priority for funds usage will be toward registration; if scholarship funds are still available after grants are made, funds will be applied to other conference costs, ie. lodging, travel expenses, etc, dependent upon need and availability. 
  4. The Chair will appoint a committee to review all applications and select an applicant(s) to receive scholarship funds.
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Posted: Jul 1, 2014
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FIRE ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT SECTION UPCOMING EVENTS

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FIRE ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT BOARD & COMMITTEES

Baconton Fire Station Nearing Completion

Baconton Fire Station Nearing Completion
BACONTON - A new fire station in Baconton is nearing completion after about a year of work and expected to be completed by June 15. The structure itself is up and the director of Mitchell County E-911, Randy Johnson, said that while sheet-rock work and wiring still remains to be done, they're making good progress.

He added that there’s also some landscaping and paving left to do and the weather will need to cooperate in order for them to complete the job. Money was available in the special purpose local option sales tax (SPLOST) fund to build, and an estimated $950,000 has been spent so far.

About three years ago, issues arose with the old station in Mitchell County when owners of the property wanted the area vacated.

In addition to E-911 director, Johnson is also the county liaison between the Mitchell County Commission and the volunteer firefighters, including the Baconton Volunteer Fire Department. He acted as the primary overseer of the project and, over the last year, worked to find a site, get bids in and get construction going. He said adhering to deadlines helped the process go smoothly and it will, in turn, benefit the community financially.

The new location will be able to retain its Insurance Service Office (ISO) 3 rating. The rating is on a scale of 1-10, with 1 the best rating. The lower ISO number, the lower the insurance premium is. Johnson said the rating helps the community not just save money on buildings their tax dollars support, but on residential property and such as well.

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Posted: May 12, 2016,
Categories: Fire Mechanics,
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