Washington Fire Chiefs holding expo in Yakima Convention Center
YAKIMA, Wash.-- If you see a group of fire trucks outside the Yakima Convention Center don't worry, it's not for a fire.
The Washington Fire Chiefs Association is holding its annual expo until tomorrow. Over 130 chiefs from across the state will take classes to learn more about management and also get a look at some new technologies. Organizers say the real value of the expo comes from outside the classroom.
"I think it comes down to the opportunity primarily to develop relationships, to network with other chiefs to hear about their experiences, to learn from them," says Murray Gordon with the Washington Fire Chiefs Association.
This is the 20th year of the event and second time it's been in Yakima, but organizers say they plan to hold the expo in Yakima again next year.