Quarterly Newsletter: 2022 | Q1

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A Busy Start to 2022
The WFCA Board is proud to announce the endorsement of Josh Waldo for IAFC 2nd VP. Chief Waldo is WFCA's Montana Director and we are very excited about his platform and goals for the future of the IAFC.

In March, the WFCA Wildfire Policy Committee held a one day meeting to discuss current wildfire events, state initiatives and the strategic direction of the Committee. The Committee enjoyed a social event and dinner with the IAFC Wildfire Committee while attending the IAFC WUI conference.

WFCA also hosted a group in Boise, Idaho for the Community Wildfire Resiliency Project, a program being conducted by Western Fire Chiefs Association and Intterra supported by a privately funded grant. The overarching goal of the Project is to improve the connection between pre-event planning, mitigation efforts, operational and response efforts, and how technology can be used to assist. This multi-year project will have several phases, milestones and deliverables targeted at achieving National Wildland Fire Cohesive Strategy goals.


Newly Awarded Contracts available to you!

Your Western Division/IAFC membership provides you access to over 550 competitively solicited contracts through Sourcewell. Sourcewell is the largest government based cooperative purchasing program in North America and is currently used by over 50,000 agencies across the United States and Canada.

Sourcewell contracts are created through a government solicitation process designed to satisfy your procurement requirements. Sourcewell is continuously growing their contract offerings and expanding into new categories. Most recent awards include: Public Safety Training and Simulation, Fire Apparatus and Fire Service Vehicles, Used and Pre-Owned Firefighting, Fire Service, Ambulance, and Emergency Service Vehicle Solutions, Ambulance and Emergency Medical Service Vehicles

To view all awarded contracts available to you click here.


Introducing WFCA's Burn Permits App. Don't let legal backyard burning turn into an out of control wildfire. Join the Burn Permits App community and see where the smoke is coming from. Available to agencies within the Western Division.


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.

VIDEO: California firefighter falls through roof burned garage as it collapses

Video shows California fire truck crashing into building after swerving to avoid collision

VIDEO: New York firefighter dangles from window during senior living complex fire

Alabama fire department debuts blue fire trucks

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We Key the Mic for a Bond Measure Success Story
Last quarter, Key the Mic presented a two part discussion on how a fire department can successfully pass and implement a bond measure. Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue Chief John Oliver shared his story of obtaining a $60M capital facilities bond. Regardless of size or budget, Chief Oliver has tips to help your agency prepare bond measures and levies in a new and highly effective way. Part 2 is a follow-up episode where Chief Oliver goes into detail about what an agency needs to consider after the voters accept a bond. He provides ideas so you can get that money working for your agency after the bond passes.

More podcast episodes are on their way to you! Tune in as we continue to explore fire service innovation.

Follow us to learn more about the guests, discussions, and innovative ideas featured on the Key the Mic podcast. We are on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.


Confidential Recruiting
There are exciting opportunities on the horizon for our Confidential Recruiting program, be sure to sign-up for our newsletter for the latest updates!

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