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, feel free to email Heidi Arnold at [email protected]. We are looking forward to seeing you all in person next year!
2021 Wildfire Summit
In May, WFCA hosted its first-ever Wildfire Prevention Summit. The virtual event invited fire safety professionals from around the world to attend. Discussions included the four primary causes (Arson, Accidental, Roadside & Utility Infrastructure) of wildfire ignitions with a focus on Roadside and Utility Infrastructure ignitions in the Western US. The Summit provided a venue for an exchange of dialogue regarding current issues, best practices and emerging solutions on wildfire prevention. Speakers and panels provided a national perspective while discussing regional, statewide and local initiatives.
You can watch the summit here: https://wildfirepreventionsummit.com/
The event was sponsored by Perimeter Solutions, Intterra, FirstNet, Ting, the California Safe Fire Council, and the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy.
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Top 4 Most Clicked Stories
Similar to most news organizations, the Daily Dispatch tracks clicks to gauge interest and identify the types of stories that catch our readers' attention. We know our readers especially enjoy articles that include multimedia such as video and photos. We hope you enjoy revisiting the most clicked stories from this quarter.
Dramatic video shows moment Texas fuel tanker explodes, injures several
SOURCE: WFAA-TV ABC 8 DALLAS
Man Harasses California Firefighters On Emergency Calls, Posts Videos Of Confrontations Online
SOURCE: KOVR-TV CBS 13 SACRAMENTO
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Since our first episode premiered in November of 2020, Key the Mic has come a long way. We have published seven more episodes with experts on relevant and innovative topics. In Q2, we heard from acclaimed YouTuber and Firefighter / Paramedic Jason Patton, who introduced his latest initiative to educate 22 million people in CPR. Fire Chief Bob Horton of Jackson County Fire District #3 also joined us to discuss challenges fire service leaders are facing, and to offer advice on adapting and excelling.
We have an excellent lineup of guests and topics through the end of the year. Tune in as we continue to explore fire service innovation!
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