Please watch and be encouraged by member Michael Washington, Local 27 Seattle Fire Fighters, in the Starbucks “Upstanders”, Extraordinary Stories of Courage and Compassion. In this video, Michael Washington tells colleagues about some of his most painful and personal moments to encourage them to seek help and draw more attention to stress among our nation’s first responders. Produced by Howard Schultz and Rajiv Chandrasekaran, the series features inspiring stories about people who are fearlessly standing up for others to create positive change.
The Civil Service Commission for the City of Clarkston will be accepting completed applications until 5 pm on October 20, 2017 to test to establish an Eligibility List for paramedic/firefighter for the Clarkston Fire Department. THERE IS AN IMMEDIATE OPENING/HIRING. Salary range starting step $4,790, second step $5,030 and top step $5,275 per month. Application packets with letter of instructions and information about preference points may be picked up at City Hall, 829 5th Street, Clarkston, WA 99403 or they are available on the city’s web site. For more information call Civil Service Chief Examiner (509) 758-8039.
Clarkston Fire Department provides ALS transport services for residents and visitors within Clarkston, Washington, population 7,300. Clarkston sits at the confluence of the Snake River and Clearwater River, has easy access to The Blue Mountains in Washington and Craig Mountains in Idaho.
Clarkston’s Paramedic/firefighters responded to 1,913 ambulance calls and 235 fire responses in 2016. Local ambulance transports are to Tri State Memorial Hospital (a Level 4 Trauma Facility and Level 2 Cardiac and Stroke facility) in Clarkston and St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center (a Level 3 Trauma Center and Level 2 Cardiac and Stroke Center) in Lewiston, Idaho.
Each of the three shifts are comprised of a Captain Firefighter/Paramedic and three Firefighter/Paramedic/EMTs; working 24 hour shifts in a modified Detroit schedule. Reserve Firefighter/EMTs (part-time staff) are called upon to maintain the four person crew when full-time FF/Paramedics are gone on vacation or other type of leave. Firefighter/Paramedics are represented by IAFF Local 2299.
The Department will hire two full-time personnel (Paramedic/firefighter) and assign them to shifts January 1, 2018. These are immediate hiring employment opportunities for qualified candidates from the Civil Service list that will be established by testing October 27-28 as described in the attached announcement or on-line at www.clarkston-wa.com.
After more than two years of dedicated work, the efforts to produce a best practices manual for reducing fire fighter risk of exposures to carcinogens has come to fruition. Healthy In, Healthy Out is now available for all fire fighters in Washington. To get copies for your members, call the WSCFF office at 360-943-3030.
Copies are now available in Spanish or click for flipbook.
Watch the Healthy-In, Healthy Out VIDEO for more best practices protocols.
Our gratitude to Beth Gallup of Local 1747 for leading the effort and the team of dedicated members and professionals who worked diligently to help our members protect themselves: Bob Carroll, Local 452; Charles Cordova, Local 2898; Bob Dirham, Local 1296; Brian Dodge, Bates & Local 1747; Scott Ervin, Local 2024; Dan Griffey, Local 2394; J. Havner, Local 27; Bill Hoover, Local 2545 & Firefighters Cancer Support Network; Jenny Keizer, Kent Fire Department; Dean Shelton, Local 3219 & WSCFF 10th District Rep.; Brad Thompson, Valley Regional Fire Authority; Adam Villard, Local 3811.
Funding and support for this project has been provided by the State of Washington, Department of Labor and Industries, Safety & Health Investment Projects.Paused
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“American Income Life Insurance Company is a 100% Union Insurance Company. We provide a group Accidental Death and Dismemberment Benefit for all members of your Local at no cost. The union will be sending a letter to all members and enclosed with the letter is a response card with which the members can designate their beneficiary intent. All members who return the card will be contacted by an American Income Life representative for delivery of their no cost benefits and members will have the option on a voluntary basis to purchase additional supplemental insurance benefits.” OR EMAIL www.ailife.com/benefits/sgjjg.