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Help keep our personnel healthy during COVID-19 outbreak

Keeping our firefighters, paramedics and private ambulance personnel healthy is a top priority so we can continue to help the communities we serve. As the outbreak of COVID-19 continues to unfold, it’s important we all take steps to protect our first responders who are on the frontlines of treating sick people. Many fire agencies in…

King County fire agencies prepare for response to COVID-19

Fire agencies across King County continue to collaborate closely with Public Health, King County Emergency Services and department Medical Directors to monitor the COVID-19 outbreak. Agencies are taking appropriate safety measures to protect their personnel while continuing to respond to medical emergencies. Uniform and civilian fire personnel have received general information on how to prevent…

Firefighters Across King County Deployed to California

On Monday, October 28, firefighters across King County deployed to California to assist in the wildfire effort. A Wildland Engine Strike Team comprised of five specialized brush trucks and 19 firefighters from Seattle, Eastside, Shoreline, Bothell, Valley Regional and Duvall Fire Departments left King County early yesterday morning and are on their way to California to…

King County hosts workshop to recruit women to join the EMS and firefighting work force

Nearly 40 women interested in pursuing a career in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) or serving their community as a firefighter or paramedic attended the ‘Future Women in EMS and Fire’ workshop in Seattle on Oct. 26 and 27. The King County Fire Chiefs Association and King County EMS are committed to improving diversity in fire…

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About 200 apple bins were destroyed in a fire early Thursday in Yakima. The Yakima Fire Department says a large stack of apple bins caught fire next to a fruit warehouse around 4:30 a.m. Firefighters used water to prevent the warehouse from catching fire and to keep it from spreading to other stacks of bins.…

King County Fire Chief’s Training Division, Creates Future Fire Service Leaders

The thought that all firefighting training is done in heavy gear involving ladders and hoses is not always the correct. The fire service is not unlike many private businesses and involves a lot of the same complexities of managing people, money and legal issues. The King County Fire Chief’s Training Division is focusing on training…

King County fire agencies to host remembrance ceremonies honoring lives lost on 9/11

Members of the public are invited to join King County fire agencies on Sept. 11 as they commemorate the 18th anniversary of 9/11. This is an opportunity to gather as a community to remember the lives that were lost that day and the lives that were forever changed. Two ceremonies will be held: City of…

KCFCA FREE Mental Wellness “Preparing Psychologically For Retirement” & PSERN Update

The KC Fire Chiefs Association, King County Medic One, KC EMS, and the Mercer Island Fire Department are excited to announce a free talk on psychologically preparing for retirement, presented by Dr. Maureen Pierce. Dr. Pierce is a long-time advocate of first responders – counseling and treating many people in the fields of Police, Fire,…

King County Fire Chiefs Introduce New Rescue Drone

King County Fire Chiefs Association (KCFCA), in partnership with Eastside Fire & Rescue, introduced the capabilities of a rescue drone during a live demonstration at Sammamish Pine Lake Park.