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September 27, 2016

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We offer our heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims and we wish to express our deep gratitude for the overwhelming public support for our first responders during this difficult time.
WSCFF Burn Foundation Address Correction
September's edition of the Council Connection had the WSCFF's Burn Foundation Address listed incorrect.  Please note the correct address in which to send your local's monthly donation:  WSCFF Burn Foundation, PO BOX 6383, Kent, Washington 98064.  Watch for this month's donation to be returned to you. We apologize for our error.  

IAFF Local I-66 Member Needs Your Support

It is with deep sadness that the WSCFF and IAFF Local I-66 Boeing Fire Fighters request your assistance for one of our members. Lt. Chris and his wife Peggy Brayton's world was forever changed on the morning of August 7, 2016 when they lost their son and grandson in a catastrophic event. The couple along with their families are trying to come to terms with the devastating loss. The Brayton family is emotionally shattered and are at the same time feeling financial implications.  They are currently residing with friends as their home (the place of the tragedy) is inaccessible. 

Local I-66 Boeing Fire Fighters have set up an account to assist the Brayton family.  Donations can be made to the Brayton Family Benevolent Fund, by calling 1-800-233-2328.  Or send your donation to: 

Brayton Family Benevolent Fund
c/o BECU
PO Box 97050
Seattle, WA 98124-9750

A gofundme account has been set up as well. 

Important Training Opportunity

Career Protection Resiliency, a Safe Call Now Health and Wellness Training Series
September 28 & 29, 2016

Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission, Burien.

This Safe Call Now Training Series is a compilation of topics that impact the personal and professional lives of first responders and their families presented by dynamic, nationally recognized speakers. This is a free training with limited space.  Register here!

Healthy-In, Healthy Out 

After more than two years of dedicated work, the efforts to produce a best practices manual for reducing fire fighter risk of exposures to carcinogens has come to fruition. Healthy In, Healthy Out is now available for all fire fighters in Washington. To get copies for your members, call the WSCFF office at 360-943-3030. 

Watch the Healthy-In, Healthy Out VIDEO for more best practices protocols.

Our gratitude to Beth Gallup of Local 1747 for leading the effort and the team of dedicated members and professionals who worked diligently to help our members protect themselves: Bob Carroll, Local 452; Charles Cordova, Local 2898; Bob Dirham, Local 1296; Brian Dodge, Bates & Local 1747; Scott Ervin, Local 2024; Dan Griffey, Local 2394; J. Havner, Local 27; Bill Hoover, Local 2545 & Firefighters Cancer Support Network; Jenny Keizer, Kent Fire Department; Dean Shelton, Local 3219 & WSCFF 10th District Rep.; Brad Thompson, Valley Regional Fire Authority; Adam Villard, Local 3811.

IAFF Local 3711 Debriefs Governor Inslee

On Monday, August 22, 2016, Governor Jay Inslee was debriefed by Spokane District 8 Union Members who made the initial attack on the Yale Road Fire in the Spokane area.  These union fire firefighters described their efforts to save homes in the path of the fire front.

Congratulations Kelly Fox!

The WSCFF Congratulates Kelly Fox on his re-election as IAFF 7th District Vice President!  We look forward to working with Kelly to keep moving the Magnificent 7th forward for the next four years.

Firefighter Day at Husky Stadium!

Get out your purple and gold on September 3 for Husky Fiire Fighter Day! Husky Firefighter Day is September 3, for the home opener football game between UW and Rutgers.  Download the flyer and use the embedded link to purchase your tickets.

Safety Warning

Users of SCOTT SAFETY SCBA Full Facepiece: AV-3000 SureSeal, AV-3000HT, AV-2000, and other similar designs: Please read!

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