Operational Guidelines For Unsecured Scenes: Sample guidelines to assist in adapting to the changes triggered by HB1310 and the impacts on Law Enforcement assistance at emergency scenes.
Bid Laws: Updated Bid Law Matrix. Snure Law Office, in conjunction with the Washington State Fire Chiefs Association, the Washington Fire Commissioners Association and the State Auditor’s Office has updated the Fire District/RFA Bid Law Matrix to address cooperative purchasing issues (July, 2019).
Volunteer Compensation: A memorandum outlining the basic legal requirements affecting volunteer firefighter compensation. Updated version of linked document attached. (October 2021).
Executive Sessions: A basic guide to properly identifying and calling executive sessions during an open public meeting. Updated version of linked document attached (2018).
Affordable Care Act Memorandum: A summary of the basic requirements of the Affordable Care Act for fire protection districts and regional fire authorities (October 2014)
Social Media Policy: A sample policy for implementing and controlling social media and digital images in the fire service. Updated version of linked document attached (2019).
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