Our History

The Washington State Council of Fire Fighters was created in 1939, on the heels of passage of the Fair Labor Standards Act, the splintering of the CIO from the AFL, and the beginning of World War II in Europe. In the years that followed, the WSCFF and its member locals forged ahead on the WSCFF’s two-pronged mission: education and legislation. They earned improvements in working conditions, pensions and health benefits, and collective bargaining rights.