Medic Unit Dispatched to Magnuson Park Water Rescue | 3

SEATTLE, Washington

Fire Department rescue swimmers and fireboats were dispatched at 2244 PDT on Tuesday night, July 21, 2020, to reports of an adult female that fell off an approximately 23-foot boat into the water without a life preserver on.

Units include A14, A2, B2, B6, E17, E38, E6, FIREBOAT 5, L9, M17, M44, SPD PATROL4, R1, SAFT2, FIREBOAT1.

They would eventually code green everyone except for E38, B6 and FIREBOAT1. (2343)

The female patient was being transported by FIREBOAT1 to a location where Medic 17 could meet up with them and transport her to the hospital.  Coordination of details were still in motion on Wednesday morning, July 22, 2020 at 00:03 hours PT.

Harbor2 reported the patient as alert and talking.  It was stated could be transported in a BLS unit.

The incident was reported in the 7800 block of 62nd Avenue N.E. in the Magnuson Park area.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 7/21/2020

Seattle Firefighters Requesting Guardian 1 for Mutual Aid Call | 2

SEATTLE, Wa.

UPDATE | RP noticed missing person off their boat 40 minutes ago. Guardian requested by SFD Command | 1118 PT

FD rescue swimmers and fireboats were dispatched at 2244 PDT on Tuesday night, July 21, 2020, to reports of an adult female that fell off an approximately 23-foot boat into the water without a life preserver on.

Units include A14, A2, B2, B6, E17, E38, E6, FIREBOAT 5, L9, M17, M44, SPD PATROL4, R1, SAFT2, FIREBOAT1.

The incident is unfolding in the 7800 block of 62nd Avenue N.E. in the Magnuson Park area.

This is a developing story.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 7/21/2020

Seattle Firefighters Dispatched to Magnuson Water Rescue Call

SEATTLE, Wa. | FD rescue swimmers and fireboats were dispatched at 2244 PDT on Tuesday night, July 21, 2020, to reports of an adult female that fell off an approximately 23-foot boat into the water without a life preserver on.

Units include A14, A2, B2, B6, E17, E38, E6, FIREBOAT 5, L9, M17, M44, SPD PATROL4, R1, SAFT2, FIREBOAT1.

The incident is unfolding in the 7800 block of 62nd Avenue N.E. in the Magnuson Park area.

This is a developing story.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 7/21/2020 2311 PDT.

Hurricane Michael Through The Eyes of the Undivided Attention of Social Media | 2

HURRICANE MICHAEL

Incident Summary

It has been one week and beyond since the expected Hurricane Michael event caused widespread damage and destruction of States such as Florida, Georgia and Alabama.  Most of the major devastation is on the Coast but some other smaller towns also were impacted severely.

Some of the significant events as noted via mainstream media and other sources:

  • Looting has become prevalent in certain areas
  • National Guard has been activated to assist with Law Enforcement
  • Infrastructure, such as communications is still spotty as hosts work to rebuild their major power grids that some are reporting as completely wiped out.
  • The Tyndall AFB suffered major devastation and airmen are busy rebuilding.

We can never really tell you what it is like in any of the hardest hit areas but we can paint of picture of what is happening and being done through eyewitness accounts and reporting.sources and post here. We would love it if you followed us on our own Social Media platforms:  @nwfireblog (Facebook and Twitter)


INCIDENT COOPERATORS

FDNY IMT

Construction is underway on “Harder’s Base Camp”. 1000 first responders and 750 National Guard members will occupy this camp upon completion. The camp will provide all basic necessities, such as lodging and food service, to all who reside there. (10/17/2018)

PA Task Force 1

As of 10/15/2018, the PATF1 searched over 900 structures in Calhoun County, Florida. Members also made critical repairs at a damaged hospital to enable it to continue serving residents.

Photo(s) Credit: PA Fire (Task Force 1)

USAF Specialized Tactics (USAF Spec Tactics)

They were one of many that arrived on Day 1 of the storm one hour after the storm wiped out most of the Tyndall AFB and cleared a lot of debris to enable humanitarian aid to arrive.  (10/14/2018)

Indiana Task Force 1

RELEASED from the incident. Safe back in their home state.

Gulf County Sheriff Office. (FL)

Palm Beach County Sheriff Office (FL)

U.S. Navy

Naval Air Station Pensacola opening Emergency Family Assistance Center to assist evacuated military personnel and their families from staying on or near installation.  https://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=107420&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_content=100000338880876&utm_campaign=Misc  (10/14/2018)

Photo Credit: US Navy

Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency

 Survivors in the 13 counties eligible for individual assistance can now start applying for assistance through FEMA by visiting or calling 1-800-621-3362. (10/18/2018) 

Crisp, Grady, Lee, Mitchell, Terrell, Thomas and Worth counties have been added to the major disaster declaration. Survivors in those counties are now eligible to apply for assistance by visiting or calling 1-800-621-3362. (10/17/2018)

Operations continued across the state today as GEMA/HS worked with local, state, federal, private sector and volunteer partners to get much-needed supplies & resources to those impacted.  Resources:   gema.ga.gov (10/14/2018)

Photo Credit: Georgia EMA

Georgia National Guard

Assistant Adjutant General of Georgia, Brigadier General, Randall V. Simmons, State Command Sergeant Major Shawn Lewis and Command Chief Master Sergeant Reginald McPherson work along side Georgia EMA to continue assessing damage in southwest Georgia. (10/16/2018)

Photo Credit: GANG

White House

Florida Senator Marco Rubio

The American President Donald Trump has approved every single request made to federal government by us  and Florida Governor Scott. Thank you for supporting Florida after the devastation caused by Hurricane Michael. And thank you to POTUS & FLOTUS for visiting yesterday to see it first hand. (10/16/2018)

Photo Credit: Florida Sen. Marco Rubio

US Air Force: Rebuilding of the Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida.

Miami Beach Police Department. 40-member team RELEASED and returned from Panama City humanitarian support effort. (10/18/2018)

Photo Credit: MBPD Chief Daniel Oates


HUMAN SERVICES

American Red Cross

Help provide food, shelter, relief supplies and other assistance to thousands of people dealing with the aftermath. (10/18/2018).  

If you or a loved one was affected by Hurricane Michael, here is helpful information about where to find meals, shelter and how to stay safe:  (10/15/2018)

Photo Credit: Red Cross

Compassion Fund

We’ve had so many Stakeholder’s homes destroyed by Hurricane Michael! Our Compassion Fund is accepting donations to help here thecompassionfund.org

Photo Credit: Angie McAllister, Director of Compassion Fund

Animal Rescue

The ASPCA is on the ground in the Florida Panhandle to help rescue and care for animals impacted by Hurricane Michael. Right now, 100% of your donation will go to our Field Investigations and Response Fund: aspca.org/FL

Photo Credit: ASPCA


INFRASTRUCTURE

State of Georgia

The work to rebuild in southwest Georgia has just begun, but we thank everyone for the work that has been accomplished so far. GEMA/HS and its partners will continue the efforts to restore the quality of life in these communities. Visit for more info. (10/18/2018)

City of Tallahassee (FL)

Damage at a Glance: 267 poles replaced, 214 transformers replaced, 27,474 feet of wire and 2,200 insulators. (10/18/2018)

Florida SERT

Homeowners that suffered structural or water damage from Hurricane Michael should shut their home’s main circuit breaker off until the damage has been inspected by an electrician or their utility company. Otherwise, there is a severe risk of fire when power is restored. (10/18/2018)

Sprint Emergency Response Team

Sprint’s Emergency Response Team working around the clock providing critical voice and data services to Bay Co. Sheriff’s Office, EOC, and their Co Data Center as well as to Sacred Heart Hospital in Port St. Joe.

Photo Credit: Spring ERT

First Net Authority

Working with State of Florida, public safety agencies without commercial service were identified & provided hundreds of FirstNet-enabled devices to help these First Responders carry out their important mission in response.   https://about.att.com/newsroom/2018/firstnet_hurricane_michael.html  (10/15/2018)

Cell Phones

Next Generation Drones used as temporary cell towers connecting victims for the first time. (Media/The Weather Channel. 10/18/2018)

Verizon

“Our network impacted by Hurricane Michael continues to improve, and we will not stop until 100% of our service is restored. We recognize how essential our service is & are giving 3 months free service to those impacted by the storm.”    vz.to/2Cl5Y9v

Photo Credit: Verizon

AT&T

“Thank you to our teams and the local community. We know the work isn’t over, and we won’t leave until it is.” (10/15/2018)


PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS

Private Property Clean-up

For those in need of cleanup on private property, contact Crisis Cleanup at 800-451-1954. (10/16/2018)

Burn Permits

Burn permits resume in all but 6 GA counties following . Permits issued in the remaining 11 counties effective as of 12pm today. Hand piled natural vegetation CAN be burned in the 6 counties with proper notification to GFC. ht.ly/pdNr30mgZie

Power Line Safety

ASL Video. 

Water Supply

GA Residents who have experienced water outages and/or low water pressures are advised to “boil” all water prior to use for drinking, cooking, or preparing baby food. The water should be boiled for at least one minute after reaching a rolling boil. (10/16/2018)

Photo Credit: GAEMA

Sanitize pans, dishes, utensils, or ANYTHING that touched flood water. Wash with soap, rinse, then w/ 1 TBSP bleach + 1 gallon water – soak 15 min go.usa.gov/xRhM5



COMMUNITY SUPPORT  – SURVIVOR RESOURCES

Target

To help take care of our team members & communities after Hurricane Michael, Target’s committed $1 million. Learn more here: tgt.biz/r6bkx

Food Stamp Assistance 

Georgia residents who receive food stamps now have additional time to report food lost due to power outages during Hurricane Michael. For more information, please visit ow.ly/webg30mhJxf

Food, Emergency Housing, Farmer and Rancher Assistance

The USDA will provide food, emergency housing as well as farmer and rancher assistance to individuals and small businesses affected by severe storms and flooding. For more information visit, ow.ly/EJ3l30mhYBZ (10/18/2018)

Pet Owners

For pet owners impacted by the storm, here are some resources available to you:

Airport Travel

PET FEES waived incoming/outgoing out of Pensacola and Panama City Beach airports.  (10/18/2018 via Pet Manage)


IMPACTS

Line-of-Duty-Death:  GC Fire Coordinator – Brad Price

Gulf County Fire Coordinator, Brad Price, 49, of Wewahitchka.  Killed when helping family members clear debris from the hurricane when a tree fell on his tractor. 

We are in the process of gleaning all resources from all sources across various platforms listed in Twitter and Facebook and entering them into a fluid spreadsheet for your review. This will be uploaded in the next 24 hours.

If you can support with financial or your volunteering support, please see the above web links. 

We thank you for reading our Blog.   May you all be safe wherever you may be in this world and remember, to Pass It Forward. – Ed.

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog – 10/18/2018

Multiple Earthquakes Shake Japan, Cause Widespread Death and Destruction

INCIDENT SUMMARY

Three large earthquakes have rocked Japan causing widespread damage and major infrastructure ruin in the Kumamoto area and E of the city Uto.  Here are the facts:

Thursday, April 14, 2016.

  • 6.2M. 2126 Hours.  Located 4.3 miles of Ueki, near city of Kumamoto, Japan.

Friday, April 15, 2016.

  • 6.0M.  0003 Hours.  Located 37 miles E of the City Uto, Japan.

Saturday, April 16, 2016.

  • 7.0M.  0125 Hours.  Located 0.6 miles from Kumamoto-Shi.

Epicenter:

  • 74 miles NE of nuclear plant in Kagoshima Prefecture.
  • Southern Japan.
  • Mostly in Kumamoto, Japan.

Historical Facts:

  •  Largest since 2011 [9.0M].
  • Japan has been shaking as far back as 2 yrs ago with quakes in the 4.2M – 5.8M range.
  • Larger Quakes in the 5.9M – 7.1M occurred on 11/13/2015 – 4/15/2016. Could this have been a sign of the upcoming BIG one?

Donation History

  • US poll shows giving almost to $750M for Japan’s 2011 Earthquake recovery.

RESOURCES

Incident Cooperators

  • Japanese Law Enforcement
  • Japanese Fire Personnel
  • Self-Defense Force troops
  •  Military Personnel:  350
  • The Japanese Red Cross
  • USFJ to assist with Airlift Operations
  • Japanese Coast Guard
  • medical Units
  • The government states to provide 20,000 staffing levels

Mutual Aid Pending Deployment

  • U.S. Forces

Logistics

  • Meals.  The Japanese Government is working to acquire 900,000 meals. 3 days worth of food supplies x the number of people evacuated.

Search & Rescue

  • Village of Minamiaso.  The focus has shifted to this village due to many may be entrapped under collapsed structures.
  • Rescue Operations.  Will continue 24/7 including during the evening/night as they are racing against time when they are expecting high winds and torrential rain.

INFRASTRUCTURE

  • Kumamoto airport.  Closed.  All Flights cancelled until April 17, 2016.
  • Hong Kong Flights. Also cancelled.
  • JR Kyushu Railway trains shut down, including Kyushu Shinkansen bullet trains.
  • Nuclear Reactor.  No abnormalities reported by Kyushu Electric Power Co’s Sendai Nuclear Plant in Kagoshima Prefecture. Only 1 operating in Country. All others in Fukushima shut down in 2011 due to tsunami that knocked off the plant’s cooling equipment.
  • Toyota Plant:  work suspended after earthquake.
  • Outages:  100,000 are without power.  105,000 are without gas.  420,000 are without water.  The Japanese chief Cabinet Secretary states water is their highest priority in getting restored.  They are distributing water and other supplies.

EVACUATIONS

  • Nishihara.  Temporary Evacuations due to fear of dam collapse.
  • Japanese Government:  90,000 people evacuated in 681 evacuation centers inside Kumamoto Prefecture area.

INJURIES

  • Kumamoto Hospital.  45 admitted or treated with 5 serious injuries.
  • Social Media:  reporting from 968 – 1500-plus.
  • Japanese Government:  190 severely injured. 807 with minor injuries.

DEATH TOLL

  • Thursday:  9.
  • Saturday:  32.
  • Sunday:  Updated to 35 confirmed by the Japanese government.

DAMAGE REPORTS

  • Uto:  Municipal Building partially destroyed.
  • Assohashi bridge collapsed.
  • ASO Shrine collapsed.
  • Mashiki:  Calls for Help and damage reports given.  Town approximately 800 miles SW of Tokyo.
  • Kumamoto:  90 homes destroyed.
  • Kumamoto: 775 homes destroyed.
  • Major Landslide:  has taken out a highway and communities as it has come down the mountain as images appear all over Social media.
  • Volcano Eruption:  Mount Aso has erupted after Saturday’s earthquake.  No word on if any evacuations are happening in this area or the status of the eruption.

WEATHER

  • Current:  18C degrees. Light rain.

ALERTS

  • No Tsunami alerts, warnings or occurrences have been broadcasted.

MEDIA CONTACTS

  • IFRC Asia Pacific. Red Cross Response Media inquiries.  Rena Igarash. Phone: 818096491577.  redcross.org

PUBLIC INFORMATION

  • Safe & Well. American Red Cross. Register at this site to let Friends and Family know you are safe and well, or if you are searching for a Loved One.  Website:  https://safeandwell.communityos.org/cms/index.php
  •  Five Zero Japan.  Free Wi-Fi access point regardless of carrier.  Code:  “00000JAPAN”
  • Airbnb.  Offering accommodations to those affected by the Japan earthquake. All fees have been waived.  Website:  https://www.airbnb.com/disaster/southernjapanearthquake

HOW TO HELP

  • IFRC Asia Pacific.  Red Cross.  redcross.org.
  • AAR Japan.  Association for Aid & Relief Japan. Works with countries around the globe in disaster relief.  If you wish the funds to be donated specifically to this 2016 quake, indicate “Kumamoto Earthquake”.  Website:  www.aarjapan.gr.jp/english/support
  • Peace Winds America, a disaster preparation and response organization.  focuses on the Asia Pacific.  If donating on this site, make sure to indicate “2016 Kumamoto Earthquake” as the Japan Recovery fund on this site is for the 2011 Quake recovery.  Website:  peacewindamerica.org/support/

SOCIAL MEDIA

  • #JAPANEarthquake
  • #Kumamoto

ABOUT  JAPAN

Japan is an island Country in East Asia that is located in the Pacific Ocean that lies East of the Sea of Japan, the East China Sea, China, North Korea,  South Korea and Russia.  It stretches from the Sea of Okhotsk in the North of the East China Sea and Taiwan in the South.

Japan is a stratovolcano group of 6,852 islands.   The four largest are Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyunshu and Shikoku, which make up about 97% of Japan’s land mass.   The Country is divided into 47 prefectures in 8 regions with a total population of 126 million people.  It is considered as the 10th largest world group.  They are considered to make up 95.8% of the population.  Tokyo is home to over 9M people.

Kumamoto is listed as Japan’s 18th largest City with a population of 734,294 people per the 2010 Census stats.

Disclaimer:  All information has been verified to the best of our ability.  Organizations mentioned in this post are not being endorsed by us nor have they been verified as to those we would donated too.  They are simply part of the equation and assisting with recovery and aid to the earthquake victims.  Please verify you are giving to a legitimate organization prior to making a donation.

Sources:  USGS, PM Office of Japan, Earthquakes Japan, Red Cross Japan, Wikipedia Japan, Census and other multitudes of Social Media sources.

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog

7.9M #NepalQuake | The Worst Disaster in Nepalese History in 80 Years

INCIDENT SUMMARY

Earthquake

On Saturday April 25th, a magnitude 7.9 earthquake struck the Lamjung District of Nepal, around 1211 NPT [Seattle is 12 hrs 45 mins behind].

21 aftershocks have also struck the region including a 5.2 in the mountains causing a landslide on Mt. Everest.

It was the biggest earthquake to strike the country in 80 years. The earthquake was felt across the region from India to China and left immense destruction, flattening sections of Kathmandu and triggering avalanches in mount Everest.

Mt. Everest Landslide.

17 people have been reportedly killed when the face of the mountain slide down on to Camps 1 and 2 below after a 5.2M earthquake [aftershock] triggered a landslide.

Sources:  Humanity Road.org, Wikipedia.

SOCIAL MEDIA / VIDEO OF DISASTER

CASUALITIES

  • The country’s Police Department put the death toll at 1,382, with almost 4,482 injured.
  • Another 20 were killed in India, six in Tibet and two in Bangladesh. Two Chinese citizens died at the Nepal-China border. Given the scale of the destruction, the death toll is almost certain to rise, said Home Ministry official Laxmi Dhakal.
  • Death Toll rises to 2500. http://news.yahoo.com/death-toll-nepal-earthquake-passes-1-000-police-160548831.html;_ylt=AwrTHQ9TYT1VORUAMcxXNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTEzMTM1OTQzBGNvbG8DZ3ExBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDU01FODM3XzEEc2VjA3Nj

Sources:  Nepal PD, AP News, CNN, Yahoo News.

Overwhelming visible crumbled buildings seen, emotional damaged people not so much. [Photo Credit: World Vision USA]

Overwhelming visible crumbled buildings seen, emotional damaged people not so much. [Photo Credit: World Vision USA]

DAMAGE

Initial government reports confirm that 30 out of 75 districts in the country have been affected in the Western and Central Regions, including Kathmandu Valley districts. This includes mountain and hilly areas, in areas where rural populations are dispersed, as well as some very densely populated districts and Nepal’s two largest cities – greater Kathmandu and Pokhara.  The worst affected districts include Sindulpalchowk, Kavre, Nuwakot, Rasuwa, Dolakha in the CR and Kaski, Gorkha, Lamjung in the western region.

Sources:  Humanity Road.org

Conditions survivors are living in. [Photo Credit: World Vision USA]

Conditions survivors are living in. [Photo Credit: World Vision USA]

IMMEDIATE NEEDS

  • Medical/Emergency Supplies:  for hospitals and clinics.
  • Medical Teams: Supplies, tenting for hospitals, body bags.
  • Temporary morgues.
  • Search & Rescue Resources:  equipment and teams.
  • Heavy Equipment:  for rubble removal.
  • Air Support:  Helicopters for transport and access to blocked areas. 

Sources:  Humanity Road.org

CURRENT NEEDS

  • Kathmandu (coordinates: 27.684744,85.285492) Ashram staff report that 100 children in need of water, food and shelter after severe damage to orphanage www.auronepal.net. via email sent to Humanityroad requesting help.
  • Sankhu (coordinates: 27.513321,85.335869).  Main town of Pukhulachhi Village Development Committee (VDC) of Kathmandu District in the northwestern Kathmandu Valley of Nepal. Unconfirmed reports that 90% of buildings have been destroyed, 400 people have died, there is no ambulance, and no rescue teams have arrived.
  • Gorkha (coordinates: 27.995649,84.628273). Western (Pashchimanchal) region, in zone Gandaki. Reports of 80% of parts of Gorkha destroyed and search & rescue and medical help urgently needed.  According to the Gorkha Police District Office, 94 died so far in Gorkha. Rescue is going on but more manpower is needed   
  • Thaiti, in Khatmandu.  Unconfirmed report that about 100 people need food.  Call 9818272055, 9841782909
  • Lalitpur (coordinates: 27.666300,85.309799). Region Central (Madhyamanchal), Zone Bagmati.  No power and no water supply.  
  • Pashupati Ghat – Radio reports Pashupati ghat is filled with bodies. They haven’t been able to cut wood to cremate bodies because of a lack of electricity. 
  • Langtang Village (coordinates: 28.266701,85.616699). Langtang is a region in Nepal to the north of Kathmandu and bordering Tibet.  Avalanche overwhelms Langtang village, over 100 feared dead | http://goo.gl/VLfM3c
  • Sindhupalchowk (coordinates:27.951203,85.684578) Sindhupalchowk is a part of the Bagmati zone district north of Kathmandu. Impacts include collapsed buildings and walls especially historic buildings in centres, but less overall damage and collapse of buildings than expected. The majority of people remain outside houses for the second consecutive night. 
  • Kavre (coordinates:27.525942, 85.561210) District east of Kathmandu. Reported death toll at 60. Earthquake destroyed hospital, road building in Kavre district of Nepal. Dhulikhel hospital, Scheer memorial hospital in Banepa managing emergency situation. Threat of landslides. 
  • Nuwakot (coordinates: 28.137853, 83.872482) Bagmati zone district north of Kathmandu.State TV reports 126 deaths. Most houses destroyed, lack of tents or shelter as it continues to rain. 
  • Rasuwa (coordinates: 27.083333, 86.433333) Smallest district in the Bagmati zone, about 120km north of Kathmandu. Most buildings destroyed. Reported 17 army personnel and 60 people trapped under rubble in Trisuli hydropower tunnel, Rasuwa.
  • Dolakha (coordinates: 27.778429, 86.175176) Part of the Janakpur zone north of Katmandu. Many houses destroyed. Poor mostly affected. 
  • Lamjung (coordinates: 28.282869,84.440819) Village northwest of Kathmandu.Gorkha, Dhading, Sindhupalanchowk, lamjung and other need immediate rescue operations.Please Share.Entire Village has been damaged.These places has been affected very badly need immediate relief like food water and tent. 
  • Barpak (coordinates:28.210368,84.742003)  Barpak is a village situated in the northern part of the Gorkha district. It is located about 1900 m above sea level. Report of all but 4 of the 1200 houses destroyed. Village has been reached by helicopter and 120 wounded evacuated. 
  • Dhading (coordinates:27.441990,85.079597) Village in Narayani district. Gorkha, Dhading, Sindhupalanchowk, lamjung and other need immediate rescue operations.Please Share.Entire Village has been damaged.These places has been affected very badly need immediate relief like food water and tent.

Sources:  Humanity Road.org

MEDICAL NEEDS

  • Medical Staff:  Doctors and nurses are needed for a medical team headed to Gorkha.  They should contact @ajayuprety (9813550495) asap.
  • Blood donations:  shortage of certain blood types. Please call Dr. Manita at 98510-84500 at Nepal Red Cross Blood Bank. 
  • Call Out to All Doctors:  InCrisisRelief is recruiting doctors to go to Nepal.  They will arrange transport.  Contact @InCrisisRelief. 

Sources:  Humanity Road.org

 

Living conditions are very poor. [Photo Credit: World Vision USA]

Living conditions are very poor. [Photo Credit: World Vision USA]

INFRASTRUCTURE

Transportation

  • Kathmandu airport: Shut down on Saturday resulting in the cancellation of Indian flights bound for the capital city.  For the purpose of the public travel please check with your airline before travel.  

Sources:  Indian Times.

DISASTER PARTNERS / 1ST RESPONDERS

  • Nepal Red Cross:  Volunteers and staff of Nepal Red Cross Society are working on the ground assisting in search and rescue efforts and administering first aid to the injured. The Red Cross in Nepal has extensive experience in responding to natural disasters and plays a lead role in the government’s contingency plans for such disasters. The Red Cross blood bank in Kathmandu is also providing blood supplies to the main medical facilities in the capital.  https://www.ifrc.org/en/news-and-media/news-stories/

Sources:  Nepal Red Cross.

PEOPLE FINDER RESOURCES

Sources:  Google, Facebook.

BECOME A HERO.  HELP DONATE TO DISASTER RELIEF.

Sources:  Web.

ABOUT KATHMANDU, THE EPICENTER

  • Capital: of Nepal and largest metro City in Country. 
  • Population:  3Million
  • Location:  Surrounded by four major mountains:  Shivapuri, Phulchowki, nagarjun and Chandragiri.
  • Geography: sits in the bowl-shaped valley in central Nepal.
  • Elevation:  stands at 1400m or 4600 ft.
  • Tourism: is the gateway to Tourism. Voted as Top #3 on TripAdvisor’s Top #10 Best Travel Destinations.

Sources:  Wikipedia, WikiTravel.

 ABOUT NEPAL, THE COUNTRY

  • Population:  Almost 31million
  • Location:  Located in Southern Asia between China and India. 
  • Ethnicity/race: 125 caste/ethnic groups were reported in the 2011 national census
  • Capital:  Kathmandu [population 1.015million]
  • Peaks:  Contains 8 out of 10’s world’s highest peaks.
  • Languages:  123 languages reported as mother tongue in 2011 national census; many in government and business also speak English
  • Religion:  Hindu 81.3%, Buddhist 9%, Muslim 4.4%, Kirant 3.1%, Christian 1.4%, other 0.5%, unspecified 0.2% (2011)
  • Literacy rate: 57.4% (2011)
  • Telephones: main lines in use: 834,000 (2013); mobile cellular: 18.1382 million (2013).
  • Broadcast media: state operates 2 TV stations as well as national and regional radio stations; roughly 30 independent TV channels are registered with only about half in regular operation; nearly 400 FM radio stations are licensed with roughly 300 operational (2007).
  • Internet hosts: 41,256 (2012).
  • Internet users: 577,800 (2009).
  • Railways: total: 59 km (2008).
  • Roadways: total: 10,844 km; paved: 4,952 km; unpaved: 5,892 km (2010).
  • Airports: 47 (2013).

Sources:  Wikipedia, Fact Monster.

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FIREFIGHTER JOBS | April 22, 2015, Wednesday

ALABAMA

  • Lead Firefighter [BLS].  US Army/Army Training and Doctrine Command.  Fort Rucker.  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/400509100

ARIZONA

  • Wildland Firefighter.  Rural/Metro.  Mesa.  https://careers-rmetro.icims.com/jobs/6167/wildland-firefighter/job?mode=job&iis=Indeed&iisn=Indeed.com&mobile=false&width=988&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-480&jun1offset=-420
  • Student Trainee. [Rangeland Fire]  Bureau of Land Managment.  Wickenburg.  https://blm.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/401028300

CALIFORNIA

  • Sleeper Program Firefighter. Dunnigan Fire Protection District. Dunnigan. http://www.indeed.com/cmp/Dunnigan-Fire-Protection-District/jobs/Sleeper-Program-Firefighter-baecb9628a4ab4ed
  • Firefighter.  Santa Cruz FD. Santa Cruz. http://agency.governmentjobs.com/santacruz/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1080389
  • Fire Captains, Engineers, EMTs and Paramedics.  Mesa Grande Fire Department.  Santa Ysabel. http://www.indeed.com/cmp/Mesa-Grande-Reservation-Fire-Department/jobs/Fire-Captain-077123bc4ee62cff
  • Reserve Firefighter. Willow Oak FD. Woodland, CA.  http://www.indeed.com/cmp/Willow-Oak-Fire-Department/jobs/Reserve-Firefighter-6500f0c335563e82
  • Recruitment Coordinator.  California Fire Fighter JAC. Sacramento, CA. http://www.indeed.com/cmp/California-Fire-Fighter-JAC/jobs/Recruitment-Coordinator-b00730dfd10fa6dc
  • Fire Protection Inspector.  National Park Service.  Yosemite National Park.  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/400812100
  • Deputy Fire Marshal.  University of California.  Los Angeles. http://www.americasjobexchange.com/job-detail/job-opening-AJE-570642179?source=indeed&utm_source=Indeed&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=Indeed
  • SCIS Firefighter.  Securitas.  Palmdale. https://wfa.kronostm.com/index.jsp?LOCATION_ID=53108716587&locale=en_US&applicationName=PGSNonReqExt&SEQ=postingLocationDetails&POSTING_ID=13907409810&source=ContactSources.IJB&SpecificSource=ContactSources.IJB.SpecificSources.Indeed
  • Lead Forestry Tech [Fire].  US Forest Service. Yosemite National Park.  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/400292800
  • Fire Chief.  City of Palm Springs. http://agency.governmentjobs.com/palmsprings/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1118498
  • EMT/Paramedic/Firefighter.  City and County of San Francisco.  https://www.jobaps.com/SF/sup/bulpreview.asp?R1=CBT&R2=H003&R3=063343
  • Fire Chief.  City of Redding.  http://www.dailydispatch.com/Classifieds/Jobs/Item_18989.aspx
  • Fire Investigator.  Rimkus Consulting Group Inc. Santa Ana.  http://jobview.monster.com/Fire-Investigator-Job-Santa-Ana-CA-US-149349995.aspx?WT.mc_n=Indeed_US&jvs=uf,in1,gw&from=indeed
  • Paramedic/Firefighter II.  CALFire.  http://jobs.spb.ca.gov/wvpos/more_info.cfm?recno=613060

COLORADO

  • Wildland Firefighter [Range/Forestry Aid/Technician].  National Park Service.  Mesa Verde.  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/401291000

FLORIDA

  • Forest Ranger [Wildland Firefighter].  People First/State of Florida.  https://jobs.myflorida.com/viewjob.html?optlink-view=view-795925&ERFormID=newjoblist&ERFormCode=any
  • Firefighter/EMT I.  Boynton Beach Fire Rescue.  Boynton Beach.  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/boyntonbeachfl/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1119712

IDAHO

  • Wildland Firefighter.  AAA Forestry.  Weiser.  http://www.indeed.com/cmp/AAA-Forestry/jobs/Wildland-Firefighter-b70f9683f1a241e4

ILLINOIS

  • Entry-Level Firefighter.  City of Urbana. http://www.applitrack.com/urbanaillinois/onlineapp/default.aspx?AppliTrackJobID=186&ref=

KANSAS

  • Firefighter/EMT.  City of Dodge City.  http://www.westernksjobs.com/jobs/firefighteremt-2/

NEW JERSEY

  • Firefighter [Hazmat Ops].  National Park Service.  Highlands.  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/399082200

OREGON

  • Assistant Fire Chief.  Sutherlin FD.  http://www.dailydispatch.com/Classifieds/Jobs/Item_18973.aspx
  • Social Services Assistant.   US Forest Service.  Glide.  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/401178400

SOUTH DAKOTA

  • Firefighter.  Dept of Veteran’s Affairs.  Hot Springs. http://www.vacareers.va.gov/vacareers/job-search/job-detail.asp?job=6dec7c-firefighter-hot-springs-sd

TENNESSEE

TEXAS

  • Firefighter/EMT.  Texas Municipal League.  Odessa. http://tml.associationcareernetwork.com/JobSeeker/JobDetail.aspx?abbr=TML&jobid=03c64002-e564-47d3-8535-574dabf4921c&stats=y
  • Fire Cadet.  City of Odessa.  https://odessa-tx.peopleadmin.com/postings/2345
  • Firefighter.  Texas Municipal League.  Luling.  http://tml.associationcareernetwork.com/JobSeeker/JobDetail.aspx?abbr=TML&jobid=5e71ec35-63fe-42b3-adc7-7bddc79f0c5c&stats=y

UTAH

  • Firefighter/EMT or Firefighter/PM.  Park City Fire District.  Park City.  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/pcfd/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1100761

VERMONT

  • Entry-Level Firefighter/EMT.  City of Burlington. http://www.burlingtonvt.gov/sites/default/files/hr/jobs/Entry%20level%20FF%20July%202014-2.pdf

VIRGINIA

WASHINGTON STATE

  • Entry-Level Firefighter. Bellingham FD. Bellingham. http://www.dailydispatch.com/Classifieds/Jobs/Item_18977.aspx
  • Installation Specialist [Firefighter].  Red Services. Bellevue.  http://www.indeed.com/cmp/Red-Services/jobs/Installation-Specialist-dcc1240c4fd41b94
  • Firefighter/EMT/Paramedic. Richland Fire and Emergency Services Department.  Richland.  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/richlandwa/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1106966
  • Paramedic/Firefighter – Entry & Lateral.  North Mason Regional Fire Authority. Belfair. http://www.indeed.com/cmp/North-Mason-Regional-Fire-Authority/jobs/Paramedic-Firefighter-Entry-Lateral-146856a0659283db
  • Forestry Aid [Fire Dispatch].  USFS. East Wenatchee. https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/400988600
  • Fire Chief.  East Pierce Fire & Rescue. Bonney Lake. http://www.dailydispatch.com/Classifieds/Jobs/Item_18832.aspx

WISCONSIN

  • Fire Truck Inspector.  American Test Center. Madison, WI.  http://www.indeed.com/cmp/American-Test-Center/jobs/Fire-Truck-Inspector-08dd28e291551e60

[c] 2015 THE NW FIRE BLOG

Updated 4/22/15 1810 PDT

SAVE THE DATE! Training and Education Opportunities

CONFERENCES, EXHIBITIONS, EVENTS

JANUARY

  • ** NEW !! ** 20 – 24:  National Sheriffs’ Association’s Winter Conference.  Marriott Hotel. WA DC.  http://www.sheriffs.org/content/2015-winter-conference
  • 27 – 28:  “Firehouse World” San Diego Convention Center.Website:   http://www.firehero.org/event/firehouse-world-trade-show-2015/

FEBRUARY

  • 21 – 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.

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MARCH

  • ** NEW !! **  10 -11:  APCO’s “Emerging Technology Forum” Conference. Dallas Marriott Hotel, TX.  Featuring Location Accuracy, FirstNet, Cyber Security, NextGen911.  http://techforum.apcointl.org/
  • ** NEW !! ** 17 – 20:  CPSE “2015 Excellence Conference”.  Carribe Royale Orlando Hotel.  Orlando, FL.  http://www.publicsafetyexcellence.org/workshop-registration/excellence-conference.aspx
  • 22:  “First Responder Appreciation Event”  Auto Club Speedway. 9300 Cherry Ave, Fontana, CA. Website:  http://www.firehero.org/event/first-responder-appreciation-event-2/
Woodinville's Ladder #31. [c] 2013 LR Swenson

Woodinville’s Ladder #31. [c] 2013 LR Swenson

APRIL

  • 20 – 25:  “FDIC International”  Indiana Convention Center & Lucas Oil Stadium. Indianapolis, IN.  Website:  http://www.fdic.com/index.html.
  • ** NEW !! ** “Minnesota Public Safety Interoperable Communications Conference”.  Location TBD.  $125.00 Cost. http://www.togpartners.com/interop/
Photo Credit | LR Swenson

Photo Credit | LR Swenson

JUNE

  • ** NEW !! ** 26 – July 1.  National Sheriffs Association’s “NSA Annual Conference”.  Baltimore, MD.  http://www.nsaconference.org/
  • ** NEW !! ** 27 – July 2.  “NENA [National Emergency Number Association] Annual Conference.  The 9-1-1′ Association.  Denver, CO.  http://www.nena.org/?Conferences
  • 28 – 7/1:  “10th Annual Fire Survivors Conference” Survivor Conference Hotel. Annapolois, MD.  Website:  http://www.firehero.org/event/2015-survivors-conference/

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JULY

  • 14 – 18:  “Firehouse EXPO”  Baltimore Convention Center. Baltimore, MA.  Website:  http://www.firehero.org/event/firehouse-expo-2015/
  • ** NEW !!** 16 -19:  PSWA [Public Safety Writers Conference].  The Orleans Hotel.  Las Vegas, NV.  www.policewriter.com.

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AUGUST

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

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OCTOBER

  • 3 – 4:  “34th Annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend.  National Emergency Training Center.  Emmitsburg, MD.  Website:  http://www.firehero.org/events/memorial-weekend/
  • ** NEW !! ** 12 – 14:  “19th Annual Public Safety Communications – Oklahoma Public Safety Conference”.  Marriott Tulsa Hotel, Southern Hills.  http://www.okpsc.org/ 
  • ** NEW !! ** 24 – 27″  “122nd Annual IACP [Int’l Association of Chiefs of Police] Conference, Law Enforcement Education and Technology EXPO”.  Chicago, IL.  http://www.theiacpconference.org/iacp2015/public/enter.aspx
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.

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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.

[c] 2015 The NW Fire Blog

Updated 1/14/15 1745 PST

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.

[c] 2015 The NW Fire Blog

2015 FIRE and EMS EVENTS, OPPORTUNITIES: Posted January 5, Sunday

“Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.” – Kofi Annan

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Bellevue Firefighters Train on a roof top in 2013. [Photo Credit: LR Swenson]

CONFERENCES – FIRE SCHOOL

January 

  • 16-17 | 40th Annual Piedmont Fire Expo | Winston-Salem,  NC | Hosted by Forsyth Co Fire & Rescue Association. Website: .www.piedmontfireexpo.org/expo.
  • 18-20 | FDSOA Apparatus Symposium | Orlando, FL | Hosted by Fire Department Safety Officers Association. Website:  https://www.fdsoa.org/symposia.
  • 27-30 | ARFF Chiefs & Leadership School | Ft Lauderdale, FL | Hosted by ARFF Working group. Website:  http://arffwg.org.

February

  • 06-08 | MU FRTI Winter Fire School | Columbia, MS | Hosted by: MU Fire & Rescue Training Institute. Website:  www.mufrti.org.

April

  • 15-16 | 27th Annual National Fire & Emergency Services Dinner & Seminars | Washington District of Columbia | Hosted by:  congressional Fire Services institute. Website:  http://www.cfsi.org/events/annual_dinner.cfm.
  • 20-25 | FDIC Conference & EXPO | Indianapolis, IN [Indiana Convention Center + Lucas Oil Stadium] | Hosted by: FDIC International.  Website/Info:  http://www.fdic.com/index.html

June

  • 22-25 | NFPA Conference & EXPO | Chicago, IL [McCormick Place] | Hosted by: NFPA. Website: http://www.nfpa.org/training/nfpa-conference-and-expo
  • 26- July 5 | World Police and Fire Games: The Games of Heroes | Fairfax, VA | Hosted by: World Police and Fire Games. Website:  http://fairfax2015.com/.

ONLINE TRAINING

  • OSHA | Training Academy |   Free training.  Website:  http://www.oshatrain.org/courses/mods/718e.html
  • FIRE TRAINING | Alert Visual Concepts | Free training.  Website:   http://www.imalert.com.au/index.php

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