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2023 Fire Prevention Institute

Changing Today for Tomorrow Making Livable Communities

October 16-20, 2023 - Campbell’s Resort ~ Lake Chelan

Registration for the 2023 Fire Prevention Institute is Now Open

Conference Schedule

Conference Course Information

The Washington State Association of Fire Marshals, along with the State Fire Marshal’s Office, the Washington Public Fire Educators, and the IAAI - Washington Chapter, is pleased to announce the dates for the 2023 Fire Prevention Institute (FPI). The FPI is being held at Campbell’s Resort at Lake Chelan, and will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, October 16, 2023, and will conclude before noon on Friday, October 20, 2023. The Fire Prevention Institute focuses on important prevention and strategy issues facing fire officials and will include essential training hours needed for code recertification.

Full Registration includes: All Sessions, Breakfast and Lunch (Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday) and Thursday Dinner 

One Day Registration includes: All Sessions, Breakfast and Lunch Only (Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday)

FPI Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to Kinsey DeHaan of the Lynden Fire Department and Phillip Cecere of Jefferson county Department of Community Development on being this year's recipients of the WSRB and WSAFM Scholarship. 

WSAFM will issue ICC Continuing Education Credits!!

Room rates will be based on the government per diem rate in effect October 1, 2023.  In order to receive this special rate, reservations must be made by September 15, 2023. Once this date has passed, or the room block has been filled, you will need to find alternate lodging. Reservations should be made directly with the hotel by calling (800) 553-8225. Please be sure to provide group block name "Washington State Assoc. Fire Marshal's" and group block code #592392.

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Special thanks to our Key Note Sponsor

Key Note Speaker:

We would like to announce our keynote speaker Chief Dennis Compton.

CRR and Leadership - Chief Dennis Compton

Chief Compton will discuss Community Risk Reduction (CRR) provides a platform for fire department leaders to assess risk, prevent harm, respond to incidents, and review the deployment and utilization of their resources to best protect their community. It can be a template for data-driven planning and decision-making, as well as establishing and communicating priorities inside and outside the department. CRR also establishes the foundation of a leadership and management mindset that guides the organization towards prevention, education, and investigations as key elements of its mission. This session will explore these assumptions and provide a unique perspective that can make current and future fire department leaders more effective.

About Chief Compton: 

Chief Dennis Compton was the Fire Chief in Mesa, Arizona for 6 years and Assistant Fire Chief in Phoenix (AZ) where he served for 28 years. He is Past Chairman of the Executive Board of the International Fire Service Training Association and Past Chairman of the Congressional Fire Services Institute National Advisory Council. He has also served as the Chairman of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Board of Directors, and Secretary of the International Public Safety Data Institute Board of Directors.

Dennis is a well-known speaker and author. During his more than 52+ year career in the fire service, he has received many prestigious awards and recognitions. A few include the ISFSI George D. Post National Instructor of the Year Award; the CFSI/Motorola Mason Lankford National Fire Service Leadership Award; the Metropolitan Fire Chiefs Association and the Arizona Fire Chiefs Association Lifetime Achievement Awards; the John Granito Award for Excellence in Fire Service Leadership and Management Research; the IAFC James O. Page EMS Achievement Award; the 2019 IAFC Presidents Award; the 2020 VCOS Presidents Award; and the 2020 NFFF Arthur Glatfelter Award. Dennis has been inducted into the National Fire Heritage center Hall of Legends, Legacies, and Leaders; the Firehouse Legends and Icons National Hall of Fame and is a charter member of the Arizona Fire Service Hall of Fame.

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