11 episodes

Quarterly news and conversation from the International Association of Fire Fighters "Magnificent" 7th District, representing the 11,600 Firefighters and Paramedics of Washington, Idaho, Montana, and Alaska.

IAFF 7th District Reece Williams

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Quarterly news and conversation from the International Association of Fire Fighters "Magnificent" 7th District, representing the 11,600 Firefighters and Paramedics of Washington, Idaho, Montana, and Alaska.

    Ep. 11 Quarantine Edition

    Ep. 11 Quarantine Edition

    Join us from Bellingham Washington for episode 11, as we teleconference with IAFF 7th District Vice President Ricky Walsh, and IAFF Service Rep.\ 7th District PR Committee Chair Reece Williams for a discussion about COVID19 here in the Magnificent 7th District. We discuss the events, actions, and implementation from the IAFF 7th District in Alaska, Idaho, Washington, and Montana surrounding this Pandemic. Additionally, we dive in to topics such as stimulus checks, what our members can be doing to help others in the community during this difficult time, and what local executive boards and department administrators SHOULD be doing in the best interest of their departments during this event.

    Follow the IAFF 7th District today on all major social media outlets, find us on

    Facebook- @IAFF7thDVP

    Twitter- @7thdistrictIAFF

    Instagram- @iaffmag7

    Do you have an issue you would like to bring to the podcast? Drop us a line on social media and we will get ahold of you.

    • 27 min
    Ep. 10 who's who in the Governors office. Events. Executive Leadership Series can you cut it?

    Ep. 10 who's who in the Governors office. Events. Executive Leadership Series can you cut it?

    Join us in Mount Vernon Washington for episode 10, as we sit down with IAFF 7th District Vice President Ricky Walsh, WSCFF Vice President Dean Shelton, and IAFF Service Rep./7th District PR Committee Chair Reece Williams for a wide ranging round table discussion about all things politics, as well as current and upcoming events in the Magnificent 7th District.

    We Discuss in depth, the upcoming races for Governor in Washington and Montana, as well as the current recall efforts against the Governor of Alaska.

    Additionally, we discuss upcoming events such as the Partnership Education Program taking place in Boise in October.

    Finally, Dean and Reece discuss the upcoming second ever Executive Leadership Series program, sharing their experiece and thoughts after having successfully completed the very first ELS class in 2018/19.

    Do you think you have what it takes to complete the Executive Leadership Series? Sign up starting October 18th at www.iaff7thdistrict.org (limited to 15 students max).



    Follow the IAFF 7th District today on all major social media outlets, find us on

    Facebook- @IAFF7thDVP

    Twitter- @7thdistrictIAFF

    Instagram- @iaffmag7

    Do you have an issue you would like to bring to the podcast? Drop us a line on social media and we will get ahold of you.

    • 28 min
    Ep. 9 WSCFF Legislative Session with Governor Jay Inslee, Senator Kevin Van De Wege, and Lt. Governor Cyrus Habib

    Ep. 9 WSCFF Legislative Session with Governor Jay Inslee, Senator Kevin Van De Wege, and Lt. Governor Cyrus Habib

    Join us in Olympia Washington for episode 9 as we kick off the Washington State Council of Firefighters 2019 Kelly Fox Legislative Conference. In this episode we had the opportunity to sit down with the Washington State Council of Firefighters Legislative team, as well as special guests Governor Jay Inslee, Senator Kevin Van De Wege, and Lt. Governor Cyrus Habib to discuss current issues during the 2019 legislative session. Nich Gullickson and Bud Sizemore discuss WSCFF legislative platform issues such as presumptive disease expasion, funding the LEOFF 2 benefit expansion account, and safeguarding members personal information related to PTSD claims. Governor Jay Inslee discusses the importance of Firefighters being invloved in the legislative process, as well as landmark legislation that has been implemented in recent years in Washington State. Senator Kevin Van De Wege talks about his experience working as both a Legislator and Firefighter, and the importance of getting involved. Lt. Governor Cyrus Habib gives an overview of the "three hats" he frequently wears while serving as Lt. Governor.

    Check out our special guests at:

    Governor Jay Inslee: www.jayinslee.com

    Lt. Governor Cyrus Habib: www.cyrushabib.com

    Senator Kevin Van De Wege: sdc.wastateleg.org/vandewege

    Check out 2019 WSCFF legislative priorities at:

    www.wscff.org

    Follow the IAFF 7th District today on all major social media outlets, find us on

    Facebook- @IAFF7thDVP

    Twitter- @7thdistrictIAFF

    Instagram- @iaffmag7

    Do you have an issue you would like to bring to the podcast? Drop us a line a social media and we will get ahold of you.

    • 32 min
    Ep.8 PTSI and Behavioral Health in the fire service

    Ep.8 PTSI and Behavioral Health in the fire service

    Join us in Olympia Washington for episode 8, as we sit down to tackle a difficult topic with special guest, retired Captain Paramedic Kevin Rhone, as he shares his story of dealing with post traumatic stress injury (PSTI) caused by long term traumatic exposures during a 30 year career in the fire service. Kevin talks about his personal journey and education during treatment, as well as signs and symtoms of PTSI that we should all be aware of as Firefighters and Paramedics.

    PTSI/PTSD and behavioral health resources:

    Phone: 1-800-273-8256 ( National Suicide Hotline)

    Phone: (301)-358-0192 (IAFF Center For Excellence)

    Phone (206)-459-3020 (Safe Call Now)

    Text: Text the word HOME to 741741 (Crisis Text Line)


    Follow the IAFF 7th District today on all major social media outlets, find us on

    Facebook- @IAFF7thDVP

    Twitter- @7thdistrictIAFF

    Instagram- @iaffmag7

    Do you have an issue you would like to bring to the podcast? Drop us a line a social media and we will get ahold of you.

    • 40 min
    Ep.7 Lisa Brown Election Special

    Ep.7 Lisa Brown Election Special

    Join us in Spokane Washington, for an in depth conversation with Lisa Brown, US Congressional District 5 candidate, and former Washington State Senator, for a special episode leading up to the November 6th general election. Lisa talks about her experience in eastern Washington, her legislative priorities, and why she made the decision to run for congress. To read more about Lisa Brown and her campaign on Facebook and Twitter, or find her online at lisabrownforcongress.com and don't forget to make sure your ballot is turned in before November 6th!


    Follow the IAFF 7th District today on all major social media outlets, find us on

    Facebook- @IAFF7thDVP

    Twitter- @7thdistrictIAFF

    Instagram- @iaff_7th_district

    Do you have an issue you would like to bring to the podcast? Drop us a line a social media and we will get ahold of you.

    • 25 min
    Ep.6 Alaska. Land of understaffing, and inadequate retirement systems.

    Ep.6 Alaska. Land of understaffing, and inadequate retirement systems.

    Welcome back for episode 6. Join us in Fairbanks Alaska as we sit down during the annual IAFF 7th District Caucus for an in depth discussion about the issues of understaffing, failed retirement systems, and significant underfunding that plagues Firefighters all across Alaska. We are joined by Scott Raygor- President, Nick Clark- Vice President, Fairbanks Professional Firefighters, along with Dominic Lozano- Secretary Treasurer, Paul Miranda- South Central District Representative Alaska Professional Firefighters, and Justin Mack- Anchorage Professional Firefighters. In this episode we touch on everything from "home rule" collective bargaining law, to poor representation by elected officials who are not carrying forward the working class values of their constituents in Alaska.


    Follow the IAFF 7th District today on all major social media outlets, find us on

    Facebook- @IAFF7thDVP

    Twitter- @7thdistrictIAFF

    Instagram- @iaffmag7

    Do you have an issue you would like to bring to the podcast? Drop us a line a social media and we will get ahold of you.

    • 28 min

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Beneficial to all members of the 7th district. A very passionate and dedicated member for in Reece.

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