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Posted: Mar 30, 2017

EF Recovery’s Response Recovery Program Continues to Grow

For the past decade, voter resistance to fire department bond initiatives has increased. As populations grow and demand for resources increases, how can a fire department continue to serve the public on an ever-shrinking budget? EF Recovery pioneered the process of collecting non-tax based funds for first responders. 

They developed a program that bills the liable party’s insurance company (or sometimes the individual themselves) for MVAs and other billable incidents. Since it began, EFR has collected over $1,500,000 for fire departments nationwide—with $350,000 of that for Washington state alone in 2016. 

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Posted: Mar 15, 2017

State Fire Marshal Chuck Duffy Retirement Celebration Invitation

DATE: Thursday, April 27, 2017
TIME: 3:00 PM
LOCATION: General Administration Bldg. Auditorium
210 11th Ave SW
Olympia, WA 98504
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Posted: Mar 15, 2017

NFPA 1911 Updates

The standard that governs the work we do as Emergency Vehicle Technicians has recently changed to include Driver/Operator inspection duties and frequencies. The scope of this standard has also been changed significantly. Until this latest update the standard applied mostly to structure engines and ladder fire apparatus. Today the standard applies to all emergency vehicles over 5,000 lbs. This now includes ambulances, brush engines and many command vehicles. It even includes a section on trailers.

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Posted: Jan 31, 2017

Administrative Professional of the Year Award

Nominations need to be submitted to the WFC office by Friday, April 28th of this year, 2017.

  • Nominee can be nominated by any WFC member, belonging to any WFC Section – please include: nominees name, position title, years of service;
  • The nominee must be a current member of the WFAS;
  • Nomination should list the nominee’s administrative accomplishments and contributions during the previous year as well as their leadership abilities, demonstration of professional performance and personal character.  A short story should be submitted to enhance the nominee’s accomplishments.

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Posted: Jan 31, 2017

Creeper Drags Sponsored by Whatcom Electric & Battery

The Washington Fire Mechanics are proud to announce that Whatcom Electric & Battery has become the sole sponsor of the popular creeper drag event held at the WFM annual conference. We are very excited that Whatcom Electric & Battery has elected to be the first exclusive multi year sponsor of this event. It will be unveiled next fall as the Whatcom Electric & Battery Creeper Drags. The event will be held at our new conference location for 2017 The Wenatchee Conference Center
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