SAVE THE DATE! Training and Education Opportunities

CONFERENCES, EXHIBITIONS, EVENTS

1/27 – 1/28:  “Firehouse World” San Diego Convention Center.Website:   http://www.firehero.org/event/firehouse-world-trade-show-2015/

2/21 – 2/25:  “The Building Blocks of the Fire Service: WA State Fire, Safety, Training and Officer’s Conference.  Yakima Convention Center. Yakima, WA.  Website:  https://connect.computility.com/f/index.php.

3/22:  “First Responder Appreciation Event”  Auto Club Speedway. 9300 Cherry Ave, Fontana, CA. Website:  http://www.firehero.org/event/first-responder-appreciation-event-2/

4/20 – 4/25:  “FDIC International”  Indiana Convention Center & Lucas Oil Stadium. Indianapolis, IN.  Website:  http://www.fdic.com/index.html.

6/28 – 7/1:  “10th Annual Fire Survivors Conference” Survivor Conference Hotel. Annapolois, MD.  Website:  http://www.firehero.org/event/2015-survivors-conference/

7/14 – 7/18:  “Firehouse EXPO”  Baltimore Convention Center. Baltimore, MA.  Website:  http://www.firehero.org/event/firehouse-expo-2015/

8/26 – 8/29:  Fire – Rescue International 2015″ Georgia World Congress Center.  Atlanta, GA. Website:  http://www.firehero.org/event/fire-rescue-international-2015/

10/3 – 10/4:  “34th Annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend.  National Emergency Training Center.  Emmitsburg, MD.  Website:  http://www.firehero.org/events/memorial-weekend/

Photo Credit: LR Swenson

Photo Credit: LR Swenson

OFFICER DEVELOPMENT & TRAINING

2015 Officer Development Academy  thru the King County Fire Training Officers Association

2/9 – 2/12   & 2/19 – 2/20:  “Leadership & Supervision”  $275.00.  Renton Fire.  19 slots open.

3/11 – 3/13:   “2015 Extrication Academy”  $565.00  Puyallup Fire Extrication Team.  Renton Fire & Emergency Services.  Registration Link:  www.kcftoa.org/classdetails.asp?id=573.  41 slots open.

3/23 – 3/24:  “NFA Health & Safety Officer”  $130.00.  Shoreline Fire.  19 slots open.

3/25 – 3/26:  “Incident Safety Officer”  $240.00.  Shoreline Fire. 30 slots open.

3/27 :  “Art of Reading Smoke”  $135.00. Shoreline Fire.  41 open slots. 12 open slots.

4/6 – 4/7:  “Fire Investigation” $210.00.  South King Fire. 12 open slots.

4/8 – 4/10:  “Fire Inspection”  $240.00.  South King Fire.  24 open slots.

4/20 – 4/24:  “2015 Spring Pump Academy” $360.00.  North Shore Fire [4/20] & North Bend Training Academy [4/21-4/24].  16 open slots.

4/27 – 4/29: “Incident Command System” $225.00.  Renton Fire.  24 open slots.

5/11 – 5/14:  “Fire Service Instructor I”  $195.00.  2 Locations:  Bellevue Fire [6 open slots] or Woodinville Fire [8 open slots].

5/20:  “Community and Government Relations”   $95.00. Woodinville Fire. 16 open slots.

5/21:  “Technical Rescue Response for Company Officers”  $95.00. Woodinville Fire. 20 open slots.

6/18 – 6/19:  “Strategy & Tactics for Initial Company Officers [STICO]”  $195.00.  South King Fire. 13 open slots.

6/22 – 6/25:  “NFPA Conference & EXPO”.  McCormick Place. Chicago, IL.  Website:  http://www.nfpa.org/training/nfpa-conference-and-expo.

9/18:  “Legal Issues”  $125.00.  Woodinville Fire.  26 open slots.

9/21 – 9/24:  “Building Construction”  $200.00.  Woodinville Fire.  18 open slots.

9/28 [AM]:  “Budget & Finance”  $80.00. 25 open slots.     [PM]: “Media Workshop” $60.00.  Bellevue Fire.  30 open slots.

9/29 [AM]:  “Technical Writing”  $85.00.  32 open slots.  [PM]: “High Rise”  $80.00. Bellevue Fire. 29 open slots.

9/30:  “Mass Casualty Incidents”  $80.00.  Bellevue Fire. 23 open slots.

10/1 – 10/2:  “Terrorism Response”  $235.00.  Bellevue Fire. 20 open slots.

10/5 – 10/9:  “2015 Truck Academy”  Instructor: Fire Town. $750.00.  Woodinville Fire. 25 open slots.

The  King County Training Officers Association offers training opportunities for Fire Officers or those seeking to become Fire Officers throughout King County and in the Puget Sound area, Washington State. They offer an annual membership of $100.  KCTOA members receive discounts on any ODA required training courses.  Course registrations are only accepted online.  Contact them directly or visit their website for more information at http://www.kcftoa.org.

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