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1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Communicate to Influence (Kirsten Smith)

Kirsten is an Executive Coach, Consultant and Workshop Facilitator who works with leaders to expand their sphere of influence through a strong presence and powerful communication. She helps leaders develop their style and the courage to lead authentically. This session will focus on: • The core elements of leadership presence • Tips on how to…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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.

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News Around the State

  • Coast Guard, others team up for active shooter drill Saturday on Bainbridge Island
    It’s only a drill. This time. U.S. Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound, as well as other state and local agencies, are scheduled to hold an active shooter drill at the Washington State Ferries Eagle Harbor Maintenance Facility from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 21. Nearby residents and community… Read more »
  • Agreement reached between hospital, North and Central Whidbey fire districts
    After months of negotiating, North and Central Whidbey fire districts have reached agreements to continue longstanding deals with the hospital for ambulance staffing. During discussions, Whidbey-Health considered ending the inter-local contracts with both districts, which would have resulted in a significant loss in revenue for the fire departments. - PUB… Read more »
  • Camano Island woman wins fight to have firefighter husband's death ruled job-related
    "Excellent dad, the best. They don't come any better than him," says Kalina Shouse when asked about her husband Erik. The couple have two beautiful, intelligent, active little girls but Kalina Shouse no longer has the man who helped make them; Erik Shouse died last year at just 40, suddenly… Read more »
  • Kennewick Police Department: Fire linked to homeless camp under investigation in Columbia Park
    Kennewick police say they're investigating a "suspicious fire" in Columbia Park near the Edison Street entrance Tuesday afternoon. Police and firefighters responded to the scene before 3:40 p.m. Police say the fire is believed to have been started by a homeless camp located in thick foliage near State Route 240.… Read more »
  • Gig Harbor firefighter left a legacy for other first responders fighting fatal illness
    Four years ago, firefighter Donovan Eckhardt, 37, of Gig Harbor, succumbed to cancer. Though he lost the battle, Eckhardt,. a Renton firefigher, put together one last effort to ensure the war would be won. His firefighter friends and family raised a large amount of money to support Eckhardt through his… Read more »

Calendar

Sep
19
Thu
8:00 am ISO Academy Seattle
ISO Academy Seattle
Sep 19 @ 8:00 am – Sep 20 @ 5:00 pm
ISO Academy Seattle
ISO Academy Seattle, WA  September 19-20, 2019     8:00am – 5:00pm daily Academy Location: Seattle Fire Department Joint Training Facility (JTF) 9401 Myers Way South Seattle, WA 98108 On Site contact  Scott (206) 735-9486   Incident Safety Officer 2-Day Academy Comprehensive and fast-paced, the ISO Academy focuses on the knowledge and experience of an effective ISO.…
Sep
24
Tue
9:00 am Zone 3 Ops Chiefs Meeting @ Valley Communications Center
Zone 3 Ops Chiefs Meeting @ Valley Communications Center
Sep 24 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
The Zone 3 Ops Chief meet on the 4th Tuesday each month.
Sep
25
Wed
1:30 pm King County Fire Ops Meeting @ King County Office of Emergency Management
King County Fire Ops Meeting @ King County Office of Emergency Management
Sep 25 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
King County OPS meet on the 4th Wednesday each month.
Sep
26
Thu
9:00 am FUTURE WOMEN IN EMS/FIRE WORKSHOP @ Seattle Fire Department
FUTURE WOMEN IN EMS/FIRE WORKSHOP @ Seattle Fire Department
Sep 26 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
This workshop is designed for women in King County, age 18 or older, who are interested in pursuing a career in Emergency Medical Services or serving their community as a Firefighter. The workshop is free, and participants are selected through an application process. Complete the application to the right by SEPTEMBER 30, 2019 to be considered for…
Sep
27
Fri
9:00 am FUTURE WOMEN IN EMS/FIRE WORKSHOP @ Seattle Fire Department
FUTURE WOMEN IN EMS/FIRE WORKSHOP @ Seattle Fire Department
Sep 27 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
This workshop is designed for women in King County, age 18 or older, who are interested in pursuing a career in Emergency Medical Services or serving their community as a Firefighter. The workshop is free, and participants are selected through an application process. Complete the application to the right by SEPTEMBER 30, 2019 to be considered for…
Oct
7
Mon
1:30 am Zone 1 Ops Meeting @ Kirkland Fire Station
Zone 1 Ops Meeting @ Kirkland Fire Station
Oct 7 @ 1:30 am – 3:30 am
 
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