COVID-19 Update for Chiefs 3/23/20

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What Fire Chiefs Need to Know

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In February 2020, IAFC President Gary Ludwig launches his initiative, If You Don’t Feel Well, Don’t Make it Your Farewell, with the goal of eliminating life-ending cardiac events.
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What Fire Chiefs Need to Know

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Up to $50 billion in additional funding becomes available for state and l…

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It is rare to find people who have not had lousy meeting experiences. Often people dread regularly scheduled meetings, and the productivity that comes from these is questionable.  As troublesome as meetings can be, they do hold an essential place …

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No one wants to face the prospect of having to organize a line-of-duty death (LODD) memorial. The Bothell Fire Department was recently faced with such a challenge when we lost a 42 year old lieutenant to cancer on October 4, 2019. We had known for two …