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Posted: Oct 28, 2020

A Fire Service for All

Are you interested in joining the DEI Committee?

By Mark Correira

“Two-hundred years of tradition unimpeded by progress” – a favorite phrase of many fire service members. Change can be difficult and uncomfortable, but necessary if we are going to make a difference in our communities. I raise this as a conversation starter on diversity and inclusion in the fire service.

The Fire Service lacks diversity. Career firefighters in the United States are 96% male, and 82% are white. Even the military (85% male, 60% white) and law enforcement (88% male, 73% white) are more inclusive. These statistics point to the need to diversify our workforce and create a more inclusive fire service culture. 

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Posted: Oct 28, 2020

Winter Preparation

Claims Assistant Management Program

With winter on its way, now is the time to prepare for the impending ice, snow, and freezing temperatures. Historically, the winter season results in an increase of property damage and a higher frequency of premises injuries.


Our goal is to help ensure that the appropriate preventative measures are in place to protect your facilities and those who utilize them. The following is a partial checklist of some preparatory and maintenance measures you can take to prepare your organization for the impending weather conditions:

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Posted: Mar 27, 2020

Response to Governor's 3/24/2020 Proclamation (Open Public Meetings Act & Open Public Records Act)


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Posted: Nov 25, 2019

AWC-RSMA Provides Grant Funds For Lexipol Fire Policies

 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

New Sexual Misconduct Laws & the Fire Service

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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