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WFCA Quarterly Newsletter

2022 | Q2 It has been an exciting quarter at the Western Fire Chiefs Association, including the recent activity of two WFCA members taking on important, national-level roles. First, a huge thank you to our membership for supporting our board member from Montana, Chief Josh Waldo, who was elected as the next IAFC Second VP. …

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FirstNet Incident Support for COMLs

Communications, FirstNet and AT&T Interoperable communications are an essential element of any emergency response activity; responders need to communicate with dispatch, members of their team, command or on-scene staff, and personnel from different disciplines, agencies, and jurisdictions. Jurisdictions generally make…

WFCA Economic Update

WFCA Economic Update

Western Fire Chiefs Association Economic Update Presented by Anirban Basu Dr. Basu has been called an economist with a personality, or alternatively, one with a sense of humor. He has twice been recognized as one of Maryland’s 50 most influential…

Quarterly Newsletter: 2021 | Q3

WFCA Participates in a Senate Hearing on Building Resilient Networks U.S. Senator Ben Ray Luján (D-NM), the Chair of the Subcommittee on Communications, Media, and Broadband, convened a hearing titled “Building Resilient Networks” at the end of Q2. The hearing examined ways in which the federal government can support deployment of resilient, redundant, and secure …

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Quarterly Newsletter: 2021 | Q2

Annual Membership Meeting WFCA has experienced an exciting and busy second quarter! Unfortunately because the pandemic is still looming, WFCA is providing the membership with a virtual option for the annual membership meeting.  We have presentations from our key officers with an overview of the association activity and finances. If you have questions after viewing, …

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Quarterly Newsletter: 2021 | Q1

New Partnership Western Fire Chiefs Association is proud to announce a partnership with Gallagher to provide their Gallagher HealthInvest HRA to our members.*  The Gallagher HRA is a tax-advantaged spending account for out-of-pocket medical care expenses that can help make your employee benefits program work better. The HRA includes help for post-employment medical insurance premiums, …

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Economic Outlook

Read a reflection on the current and future financial state of the fire service by WFCA CEO Chief Jeffrey D. Johnson in the Daily Dispatch. Swimming Naked: A Financial Reckoning Amidst a Pandemic

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