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2019 IAFF/WSCFF EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR International Association of Fire Fighters ~ Washington State Council of Fire Fighters
2019 JOINTLY SPONSORED EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR
April 16-18 at The Davenport Hotel in Spokane, Washington.
Rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
The registration fee is $75 per person until April 1. After that date, the fee is $100. The fee is fully transferable within your local and is refundable until April 8, 2019.
Per Resolution 18-03, you will now be able to choose classes based on a brief synopsis of each class, along with an instructor-provided biography. Each class synopsis and corresponding instructor biography will be posted on our website by March 15.
To all WSCFF Members – Active & Retired:
There is a proposal in the Washington State Legislature to merge LEOFF Plan 1 and LEOFF Plan 2. The WSCFF is monitoring the situation and we will keep you informed to the best of our ability. At this time, no action is being requested.
Here is what you need to know:
- The WSCFF did not participate or provide input in the development of this proposal.
- The Retired Fire Fighters of Washington were the first group to be notified by Senator Van De Wege.
- The Washington Council of Police & Sheriffs (WACOPS) lobbyist and WSCFF President Dennis Lawson were asked to attend a meeting with Senator Van de Wege on Thursday, February 28, 2019. At that time we were notified of the proposed LEOFF-1 / LEOFF-2 merger.
- The WSCFF Board and Legislative Team convened via conference call on Monday, March 4, 2019. At that time the board was briefed on the proposal and had the opportunity to ask questions. The Board, through a motion, provided authorization for the WSCFF Legislative Team to work with other stakeholders on this issue.
- The WSCFF and WACOPS have jointly signed a letter which has been sent, via email, to Senator Van De Wege notifying him we can’t support this proposal.
- In 2016, both the WSCFF and WACOPS adopted resolutions setting forth ten principles that a merger deal must protect if it is to gain our support – the current proposal violates those principles.
- A meeting will take place on Thursday March 7,2019, between the WSCFF and the Retired Fire Fighters of Washington to discuss the issue.
New Member Orientation Train-the-Trainer Workshops
TO: ALL WSCFF LOCALS
FROM: Bill Mack, Public Relations Committee Chair
At the request of local affiliate leaders, the WSCFF has reinvented the WSCFF new member orientation program Power Through Participation. New member engagement is critical, now more than ever, as we operate in this post-Janus, anti-union environment.
To maximize the success of the new program, which includes a series of videos and a customizable PowerPoint presentation, the WSCFF Public Relations Committee will host four “Train-the-Trainer” workshops to introduce how to present it to your new members.
Local presidents are encouraged to attend these workshops and may identify and send additional members from your local who are involved in new member education.
Wednesday, March 20:
RSVP by Monday, March 11
Hanford Atomic Metal Trades Council (HAMTC)
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. . Lunch will be provided.
1305 Knight Street
Richland, WA 99352
Additionally, this workshop will be presented in April as one of the PR Track breakout sessions during the IAFF/WSCFF Educational Seminar in Spokane.
To register, please send this form or email Therese Murphy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you at one of these events. If you have any questions, please call the WSCFF office.
Call (509) 783-0611 and provide them with your check-in Date and the group code (IAFF0513) for Red Lion Hotel Columbia Center
Or, click on BOOKING LINK and it will take your guests right to our website where they can book directly online
1101 N Columbia Center BLVD -509.783.0611 -redlion.com/columbia-center
2019 Ricky J. Walsh Fully Involved Application Process
Nominations will open on February 1, and close on March 31, 2019.
To be considered, letters must be emailed or postmarked on or before March 31, 2019.
The Washington State Council of Fire Fighters is pleased to present the 2019 Ricky J. Walsh Fully Involved Award application process. The award shall be presented to those who have, as union members, proven their commitment to the greater good, dedicated their time and energy to better their local and/or those around them, and have placed others before self. The Ricky J. Walsh Fully Involved Award is our way to highlight members’ work, dedication, and commitment to our profession and our great union.
Do You Have a High School Senior?
The 2019 WSCFF Benevolent Fund Scholarship Program application is available now! Application period opens December 15, 2018, and closes March 15, 2019.
Complete applications packets must be postmarked or delivered to the WSCFF office no later than March 15, 2019, to be considered.
To apply, complete the 2019 application and activities worksheet; sign the Scholarship Policy; and attach your essay, transcripts, proof of acceptance to a university, community college or trade school; a letter confirming your parent/guardian's WSCFF affiliation, and two letters of recommendation. Please do not staple any documents since they go through the copy machine.
If you have any questions or would like these forms in Word or Excel, please contact Helen Kramer at the WSCFF office: email@example.com or 800-572-5762.
The City of Ocean Shores is currently looking for qualified applicants for the following positions:
1. Entry-Level Firefighter/Paramedic
The Ocean Shores Fire Department is currently accepting applications to fill an entry level position for Firefighter/Paramedic. This position will remain open until filled.
3. Lateral Transfer Firefighter/Paramedic
585 Pt. Brown Ave NW Ocean Shores, WA 98569
Interested individuals should apply online at Public Safety Testing:
Contact Dani Smith, HR Specialist/Chief Examiner via email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 360.940.7579 for assistance.
Consider a career with South County Fire. We are one of the largest and most progressive Regional Fire Authorities in the state of Washington. We provide a full range of fire, emergency medical, public education, fire prevention and community paramedic services.
South County Fire is now accepting applications for the following positions to up to twelve (12) FTE hires to start in our upcoming 11-week June 2019 academy:
- Entry Level Firefighter/EMT
- Lateral Firefighter/EMT
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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.
Copies are now available in Spanish or click for flipbook.
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.
Funding and support for this project has been provided by the State of Washington, Department of Labor and Industries, Safety & Health Investment Projects.
You are covered by the life insurance policy even if you do not return the card. “American Income Life Insurance Company is a 100% Union Insurance Company. We provide a group Accidental Death and Dismemberment Benefit for all members of your Local at no cost. The union will be sending a letter to all members and enclosed with the letter is a response card with which the members can designate their beneficiary intent. All members who return the card will be contacted by an American Income Life representative for delivery of their no cost benefits and members will have the option on a voluntary basis to purchase additional supplemental insurance benefits.” OR EMAIL www.ailife.com/benefits/sgjjg.