Whidbey Island Professional Firefighters Local 4299

Whidbey Island Professional Firefighters Local 4299 Professional Firefighters of Central Whidbey Fire and Rescue

Operating as usual

Update: We are sadden to learn Kittitas County Sheriff and their search and rescue has located the body of Marcus Carrol...
06/02/2020

Update: We are sadden to learn Kittitas County Sheriff and their search and rescue has located the body of Marcus Carroll, a firefighter with Snohomish County Fire District 7 and North County Fire/EMS who went missing while hiking in the Cle Elum area over the weekend. We offer our condolences and prayers to his loved ones and fire brothers and sisters.
Marcus was also part-time firefighter with Central Whidbey Island Fire & Rescue before moving on to other opportunities.

06/01/2020
http://www.firelawblog.com/2019/10/30/washington-appeals-court-rules-staffing-is-bargainable-subject/#.XbyvkheALEZ.faceb...
11/02/2019
Washington Appeals Court Rules Staffing Is Bargainable Subject - Fire Law Blog

http://www.firelawblog.com/2019/10/30/washington-appeals-court-rules-staffing-is-bargainable-subject/#.XbyvkheALEZ.facebook

The Washington Court of Appeals has upheld a ruling by the Public Employment Relations Commission that staffing is a mandatory subject for bargaining when it has “a demonstratedly direct relationship” to firefighter workload and safety. The case involved an interest arbitration between IAFF Loca...

Central Whidbey Island Fire & Rescue
10/19/2019

Central Whidbey Island Fire & Rescue

CWIFR working a residential fire with serious injuries off Smugglers Cove Road.

Bothell Fire Department
10/05/2019

Bothell Fire Department

It’s with great sadness we share the passing of Lieutenant Kirk Robinson after a heroic two-year-long battle with cancer. At this time, we ask that the Robinson family’s request for privacy be respected. If you would like to help Kirk's family, donations can be made through the Kirk (K-Rob) Cancer Battle Go Fund Me Page: https://bit.ly/2OmFfiO.

Thank you to our neighboring fire departments, city staff and the greater Bothell community for all of the support you have shown during this difficult time, words cannot express our appreciation. To learn more about Lt. Robinson’s journey, visit: https://bit.ly/356u3gi.

NOTICE: To avoid high processing fees, donations can also be made through the Lionhardt webpage: https://bit.ly/335KGGX (Please specify in the "special instructions" field that your donation is for the Robinson family).

Additional information at: https://bit.ly/2oOR5Yu.

Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue
09/20/2019

Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue

Death notification 09/19/19
Washington firefighters from Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue and Washington State Patrol Troopers escorted Battalion Chief Mike Zainfeld, a 20-year veteran firefighter of Cowlitz 2, to the Thurston County Coroner’s office for examination from a line of duty death Thursday afternoon. Zainfeld leaves behind his wife Kelly and two boys, Braden (17) and Evan (16). Details of his death have not been released. Mike’s family has been notified. Details of the service arrangements will be announced in the coming days.

Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue Fire Chief Dave LaFave comments on the loss, “This hurts. We will remember Mike, his family, and what they contributed to our organization. They’re a big part of where we are today. I believe Mike would want us to move forward together. We will support each other and his family as we all get through this loss.”

Zainfeld began with Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue in September of 1994 as a fire cadet in the first year of this program. Mike was hired full time in 2000 after completing paramedic training in Tacoma. After several years as a firefighter, he was promoted to lieutenant, captain, and lastly as battalion chief. He was active in all hazard deployments, qualified as a division supervisor, and has been on assignments in several states.

Mike enjoyed spending time with his family, vacationing with his immediate family and his extended fire family. Mike also enjoyed spending time with his German Shepard “Max” and he enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, flying his drone and history books.

No further information is available. Additional information will only be released as it is available and approved by family.

Washington State Council of Fire Fighters
09/14/2019
Washington State Council of Fire Fighters

Washington State Council of Fire Fighters

Eric Shouse died at home of cardiac arrest last year. Now the department of Labor & Industries says his death was linked to his firefighting career.

Please be safe this holiday
07/01/2019

Please be safe this holiday

Central Whidbey Island Fire & Rescue
06/07/2019

Central Whidbey Island Fire & Rescue

WhidbeyHealth to end 10-year Interlocal Agreement with Fire Districts

WhidbeyHealth has notified Central Whidbey Island Fire & Rescue and North Whidbey Fire and Rescue that it will end the interlocal agreement for Fire Districts to staff Basic Life Support Ambulances in favor of hiring additional full-time hospital personnel to staff the ambulances. This will result in a significant revenue reduction for the fire districts, impacting on duty staffing levels and overall emergency services delivered to the community.

Read more here: http://www.cwfire.org/about-us/news/entry/whidbeyhealth-to-end-10-year-interlocal-agreement-with-fire-districts

05/15/2019
ABC13 Houston

Pure compassion....

She feared for her safety. Corterra Payton said she had an argument with her boyfriend, so she left with her 11-month-old son, Duran. She said she didn't have anywhere else to go, so she dropped him off with Houston firefighters. https://abc13.co/2YAbzRp

KING 5
05/09/2019
KING 5

KING 5

The boat started taking on water near Whidbey Island.

04/14/2019
A nationwide CenturyLink outage has knocked out 911 emergency calling service in parts of Western Washington, there is n...
12/28/2018

A nationwide CenturyLink outage has knocked out 911 emergency calling service in parts of Western Washington, there is no estimate for when service will be restored. Anyone in Island County, Washington who gets a fast busy signal when dialing 911 should call the Island County Emergency Communications Center (ICOM) using (360) 679-9567.
If you live in Island County, please share this message. Central Whidbey Island Fire & Rescue will provide updates as more information becomes available.

Unfortunately, Santa had to cancel and reschedule tonight’s Firetruck tour of the Ledgewood, Bon Air, Teronda, and Elwoo...
12/15/2018

Unfortunately, Santa had to cancel and reschedule tonight’s Firetruck tour of the Ledgewood, Bon Air, Teronda, and Elwood Drive communities due to high winds and branches falling. We will announce the new date as soon as we find out. Thank you for the understanding and we apologize for the inconvenience. #SantaSafety

Mark your calendars, set your alarms! Tell a friend! It’s that time of year again! Santa will be riding around on a Fire...
12/03/2018

Mark your calendars, set your alarms! Tell a friend! It’s that time of year again! Santa will be riding around on a Firetruck tonight on the North side of HWY 20 in downtown Coupeville! TONIGHT!!!!
Listen for the sirens and keep an eye out! Times will be between 5pm-10pm!

12/02/2018
All Your Excuses are Lies - Jocko Willink

Whatever it is you do........do it with passion and the relentless pursuit of excellence.

All of the excuses you tell yourself... Are lies. From JOCKO PODCAST #83. Join the conversation on Twitter: @jockowillink @echocharles

11-27-18 Training
11/29/2018

11-27-18 Training

It’s “Tree down in the road” season and we’re hard at work training on proper saw techniques.
11/22/2018

It’s “Tree down in the road” season and we’re hard at work training on proper saw techniques.

Snohomish County Firefighters Pipes & Drums
11/17/2018

Snohomish County Firefighters Pipes & Drums

Less then 48 hours until it goes down! We hope you are making arrangements to come out and enjoy this killer event, it benefits some great and very deserving charity’s. Also we are having a kilting ceremony (if you haven’t been to one you won’t want to miss it) and we another surprise in the works too! Come out to see what it is.

10/06/2018

Be humble, be hungry, and always be the hardest worker in the room.

Heavy equipment rescue training.
10/04/2018

Heavy equipment rescue training.

We stand wearing red with Coupeville Teachers...
06/27/2018

We stand wearing red with Coupeville Teachers...

Another fun Field Day at Coupeville Elementary School!
06/14/2018

Another fun Field Day at Coupeville Elementary School!

Whidbey Island Professional Firefighters Local 4299
06/14/2018

Whidbey Island Professional Firefighters Local 4299

In anticipation for Throw Back Thursday.... we’re asking for your help in identifying the pioneers of our department pic...
05/24/2018

In anticipation for Throw Back Thursday.... we’re asking for your help in identifying the pioneers of our department pictured in this old photo. If you know any of these people, know any details of the fire apparatus or it’s possible location today, Please let us know.

05/01/2018
Whidbey Island Professional Firefighters Local 4299
04/24/2018

Whidbey Island Professional Firefighters Local 4299

12/01/2017
IFSI Research

IFSI Research

How can you personally reduce your fireground exposure to fireground contaminants?

We have long understood the immediate fireground risks from the smoke and heat produced by fires. It is most likely not possible to completely avoid this smoke while doing the job that must be done on the fireground. However, when the firefight is over and the smoke production has ended, we can take steps to avoid exposure to the contaminates deposited on our gear.

Right now, there is a lot of research and product development focused on contamination control in order to reduce that exposure and improve the health of the Fire Service. While conducting our current study looking at PPE cleaning and repeated exposures, we have observed how a few simple changes in how we don and doff our PPE can reduce exposure to contaminants on the fireground.

This is the first part of our series focusing on steps to consider for reducing exposure without significantly impacting firefighting operations or purchasing new equipment.

Photos from Whidbey Island Professional Firefighters Local 4299's post
11/09/2017

Photos from Whidbey Island Professional Firefighters Local 4299's post

Photos from Whidbey Island Professional Firefighters Local 4299's post
07/16/2017

Photos from Whidbey Island Professional Firefighters Local 4299's post

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Spinner family. Rob was a founding member of IAFF 4299
07/15/2017
Lynden interim fire chief dies suddenly Friday

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Spinner family. Rob was a founding member of IAFF 4299

LYNDEN — The city’s Interim Fire Chief Robert Spinner died Friday of an apparent heart attack, Mayor Scott Korthuis and City Administrator Mike Martin have told the Tribune.

Well worth the read.....
04/03/2017

Well worth the read.....

03/22/2017
Mike Hosking Breakfast

Mike Hosking Breakfast

The New Zealand Fire Service have created an interactive experience of a real house fire showing how quickly fire spreads

Make sure you visit www.escapemyhouse.co.nz #EscapeMyHouse

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