Firefighters train in techniques and critical thinking

This last weekend was the annual County Fire Chiefs Association Conference.

Firefighters from Northeast Washington, including Stevens, Ferry and Spokane county, traveled to Colville for three days of training.

There were agency representatives from Washington State Mobe, WSBVFF, Washington State Patrol. Avista Utilities, Department of Natural Resources, the US Forest Service, Washington Fire Chiefs, Spokane District 4, Spokane District 9, Colville Fire Department and Stevens County District 1,2,4,6 and 7.

Less firefighters signed up this year, with numbers ranging close to 45, but the firefighters who did turn out got hands on training with the area's best.

A huge thanks to Vaagen and Boise Cascade for donating the wood used in the vent exercise.