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October 08, 2015

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LODD ~ Michael Raymond VanDenBergh

It is with great sadness that the WSCFF and IAFF Local 2878 Eastside Fire & Rescue announce the death of Michael Raymond VanDenBergh. Michael died of a duty-related cancer on September 14, 2015.  

Mike joined the City of Issaquah Fire Department in April of 1995 as a volunteer firefighter, then was hired as a career firefighter in September of 1997.  He served most of his career in Issaquah, filling roles as an EMT, firefighter, driver, Hazardous Materials Technician, and acting officer.  

Memorial Service
October 10, 2015, 1:00 p.m.
Pacific Cascade Middle School
24635 SE Issaquah-Fall City Road
Issaquah, Washington 98029

More information will be posted as it becomes available. 

Fire Fighter in Need

Daniel Lyon, a firefighter with the US Forest Service, is at Seattle's Harborview Medical Center after he was severely burned Wednesday August 19, 2015, while fighting a wildfire near Twisp, Washington. In the tragic event three other firefighters lost their lives, when the fire they were fighting suddenly changed direction. Daniel is currently in critical condition with 3rd degree burns covering 60 percent of his body, and remains in the Burn ICU at Harborview. Surrounded by his unbelievably, loving and supportive family 24/7, Daniel has begun the slow road to recovery. Included, as part of his family is close friends and Brothers and Sisters from Law Enforcement and the Fire Service. In addition to being a Firefighter, Daniel is also a well-respected Reserve Police Officer in the city of Milton, Washington.

Daniel in conscious and communicating with loved ones. Please continue to keep him in your thoughts as he travels down this road to recovery. Please feel free to leave comment on Daniel’s Caring Bridge site; as his parents are reading them to him daily. Caring Bridge is also the best way to get updates about his condition.

Daniel enjoys seeing the patches, coins and t-shirts of different agencies showing support for his speedy recovery. He has a good collection started but please continue to send patches, coins, t-shirts, hats or other department swag to:

Daniel Lyon
c/o Seattle Fire Dept. Medic One,
325 9th Ave,
Room 2 CT99,Box 359727
Seattle, WA 98104 

 By clicking the PayPal button below, you’re donating to the WSCFF Burn Foundation which will give 100% of the funds raised to Daniel Lyon for recovery expenses. Please note "Daniel Lyon" in the memo box.

Seattle Sounders Fire Fighter Night

Ticket and Custom Scarf Exclusive Offer!

Tickets Available for $28.00 - Includes Custom Firefighter Night Scarf! Because of popularity, scarf offer has been extended! With 446 tickets sold to date, more scarfs have been ordered! Purchase your tickest soon! Only 18 scarves left!

Click Here to Purchase Tickets!   Use Code: Firefight15

Support the Zadroga Act

On September 30, 2015 congressional authorization for the World Trade Center Health program, which has provided health monitoring and treatment for tens of thousands of responders and survivors of 9/11, expired.  Although the authorization has expired, the program is expected to have enough money to continue operating into 2016.  However, as money runs low, responders and survivors may experience a diminution of services as administrators shift their focus from providing care to shutting down the program. 

The James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reathorization Act is the solution to this problem.  It would permanently reauthorize the World Trade Center Health Program and the September 11 Victim Compensation Fund.  Go to to find out more about this critical effort.  

The organization called Movember has been committed to raising funds for the Prostate Cancer Foundation and LIVESTRONG since 2004. At the WSCFF Annual Convention in 2011, members voted to support Movember. Here is this year's details for you to participate on your own or as part of a team. Sign up today and get ready to get furry! Movember

Congratulations to Layne Bladow, President of IAFF Local 1488

TACOMA, Wash. – Governor Jay Inslee has appointed West Pierce Fire and Rescue Fire Captain Layne Bladow to serve on the Bates Technical College Board of Trustees. West Pierce Fire and Rescue Fire Captain Layne Bladow joins the five-member Board of Trustees. West Pierce Fire and Rescue serves approximately 31 square miles in Lakewood and University Place.

How to Help -- Donating to Wildfire Relief

HOW TO HELP Seattle Times Information Any US Bank Red Cross Greater Inland NW Chapter of the American Red Cross in Wenatchee:509-663-3907 WSCFF Burn Foundation:The Washington State Council of Firefighters (WSCFF) Burn Foundation will take monetary donations and disperse them according to your wishes.Please go to

Firefighter/Paramedic or Firefighter/EMT Applicants Wanted

 Anacortes Fire Department is inviting applications for Firefighter/Paramedic or Fire/EMT.   For detailed requirements and information on the recruiting process, go to and click on "Browse Agencies" or "Firefighter".
Download: Anacortes Fire Department Information.pdf

New Member Resource

The Mesothelioma Prognosis Network strives to help you further understand a prognosis of mesothelioma.  A prognosis is the estimated outcome of a specific mesothelioma diagnosis. It determines the likelihood of overcoming this cancer.  The network assists in beating the odds to improve prognosis one step at a time.

Hotshot Crew Challenge!

Join the Medic One Foundation’s Hotshot Crew Challenge! We are looking for men and women with distinguished achievements or inspiring stories to compete for a $10,000 EMS equipment grant, while helping us raise money to improve pre-hospital emergency care. All professional/volunteer firefighters and graduates of the Michael K.

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