2017 Annual Training Conference Instructors
Lt. Penny Stone
Lieutenant Penny Stone is has been with the Seattle Fire Department for 23 years, a paramedic for 16 years, and has worked in HazMat for ten years. Presently she is a recruit instructor and the lead instructor for the Trauma Series for the University of Washington’s paramedic program. The Fire Chief of Black Rock City Fire Department and USAR – WA State Task Force 1. IC of Non-Profit – Camp Blaze – Fire camp for young women.
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Tiffany Urresti Funeral Service
For those attending the funeral service for Tiffany this weekend, We have received a call letting us know that the Legestone (one of the newest hotels in town) and the Red Lyon are offering rooms for the discounted rate of $60 and $59, respectively; just mention Urresti.
Elko Fire is planning a Class-A funeral for Tiffany, however it is not required Class-A attire.
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On behalf of the Board of Directors and the membership of the NSFA it is our duty to inform you of the loss of one of our members. Lee Engine Company and NSFA Board of Director, Tiffany Urresti was killed shortly after takeoff on November 18, 2016 while en route to Salt Lake City with a cardiac patient aboard an American Med Flight aircraft.
Tiffany was a long time member of the NSFA and daughter of Past President Jim Urresti and wife Debbie. She has been a regular attendee at many conferences and functions since she was a young girl and elected to the board at the Mesquite NSFA conference. She was recently employed as a flight nurse with American Med Flight and engaged to be married this May.
Please keep the Urresti family as well as her fiancé James Foster in your thoughts and prayers as they work their way through this terrible tragedy.
Michael Heidemann – Executive Director, N.S.F.A.
Schedule of Events
Friday, September 9, 2016
Commemoration and Registration
- 911 Memorial Mt. Grant Challenge Parade Processional – 5:30 p.m. Staging at Wagner’s Hardware parking lot 400 E St. in Town
- Big Flag Raising & 911 Commemoration – at Veteran’s Park
- Packet Pick-up, Registration, Spaghetti Feed, & Entertainment – at Veteran’s Park
- 911 Camp Out – Walker Lake (near Race Start)
Saturday, September 10, 2016
911 Challenge Begins Cottonwood Drive Walker Lake
- 6:00 a.m. Volunteer Staging
- 6:00 a.m.-7:00 a.m. Late Registration and Packet Pick-up
- 6:30 a.m. Transportation provided to half mark
- 6:45 a.m. Safety Briefing and IronMan Start
Sunday, September 11, 2016
- B.P.O. Elks Breakfast – Beginning at 7:00 a.m. and costs $8.00
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Please join us for the NSFA Firefighter’s Cup Benefitting Hawthorne Little League to benefit the Hawthorne Little League on September 10, 2016.
We will have a great day of golf at the beautiful Walker Lake Golf Course in Hawthorne, NV (www.walkerlakegolf.com). The event will include a 4-person scramble, box lunch and awards receptions following the golf.
Register now and remember to invite your friends to play. Just click on “Tell a Friend” and you can send them a link to this site automatically.
Thank you for your support of the Hawthorne Little League.
This year will mark the 6th Annual 911 Memorial Mt. Grant Challenge. As the day of the event approaches committee members and volunteers are working out the details of quite a few enhancements to this year’s event.
Although the event is not a “timed” event, those who are the first (2nd or 3rd ) to make it up the mountain typically earn “bragging rights.” This year, in honor of the late Cliff Cichowlaz, medals will be awarded to the top three men and women who complete the full Challenge and arrive at the finish line first. This award recognizes the competitive spirit of participants who train to race against the clock. It is recognized, however, that for many this is not a race, and all finishers will be awarded coins at the top.
Again this year a “Half” Challenge will be offered for those who prefer not to tackle the full 17-mile hike on Saturday, September 10. Those who enter the “Half” Challenge will be transported to a designated starting line where they will tackle 9.11 miles of the route and ascend to the top. Participants of the “Half” Challenge will also receive a finisher’s coin, t-shirt and support and encouragement along the way. This route includes numerous switchbacks and elevation climbs and offers those great “views” that bring entrants to the event each year.
Once again a Main Street Parade is being slated to include flag raising and a memorial service at the Veteran’s Park on Friday evening. Proceeds from this event are earmarked for the Veteran’s Memorial Park and help defray the cost of maintaining the big American Flag that welcomes everyone at the entrance of the community. In addition to a 911 Remembrance, registrants will be able to pick up their packets and enjoy refreshments and entertainment on Friday evening.
Since 9/11 falls on Sunday morning, organizers are hoping to hold a Memorial breakfast to remember and honor those who lost their lives on 9/11 and to allow participants time to gather to recap the prior days’ events.
For those who would like to participate, volunteer or assist in some way there are plenty of opportunities. Kirk Bausmann is heading up the volunteer forces and Kathy Trujillo will be coordinating the parade. If you have questions regarding this event you can send an email to the group’s website http://911mt.grantchallenge.org. Registration details can be accessed through the website or active.com.
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