Ed Foster, July 26, 2020

With deep regret, IAFF Local 29 Spokane and the Washington State Council of Fire Fighters report the death of retired member Ed Foster. Ed retired on June 25, 2020 and died on July 26, 2020, due to complications from a cardiac event. Ed joined the Spokane Fire Department in March of 1993. As he...

Jay Wheeler, March 4, 2020

With deep regret the WSCFF reports the death of Lieutenant Jay Wheeler,  Local 27 Seattle Fire Fighters Union, who passed away March 4, 2020, from cancer. Jay was surrounded by friends and family.  He was a firefighter on Rescue 1 before promoting to lieutenant. He was also a Seattle police officer before joining the...

Kenneth Strong, December 29, 2019

With deep regret the WSCFF reports the passing of retired Spokane Fire Department member Kenneth Strong on December 29, 2019 at the age of 91. Ken was hired by the Spokane Fire Department in 1958 and retired as a Lieutenant out of Station #17 in 1987. He served as Local 29 President for over...

Eric Boutwell, September 11, 2019

With profound sadness that the Washington State Council of Fire Fighters, Burien Union Fire Fighters Local #1461, and King County Fire District #2 report the death of Captain Eric Boutwell in Walla Walla on Wednesday, September 11, 2019. Celebration of Life Saturday, September 21, 2019 11:00 a.m. River of Life Fellowship 10615 SE 216th...

Robert Hathaway, September 2, 2019

It is with deep regret that we announce the death of Local 2776 Raymond retired member Robert (Bob) Hathaway on September 2, 2019.  Bob passed away at his home after a long battle with cancer. Bob started his career at Raymond Fire Department in 1977 and became Fire Marshall 8 years later. Bob retired...

Andrew Deering, September 10, 2020

With deep regret, IAFF Local 1258 Moses Lake and the Washington State Council of Fire Fighters report the death of member Andrew Deering. Andrew passed away on September 10, 2020. Andrew served as a fire fighter/EMT for the Moses Lake Fire Department. To those who knew him, Andrew was a fiercely loyal friend who...

Douglas Stephen Murray, August 8, 2020

With deep regret, IAFF Local 452 Vancouver and the Washington State Council of Fire Fighters report the death of retired member Douglas Stephen Murray on August 9, 2020. Douglas retired from Local 452 Vancouver as an honorable fire fighter and fire captain. Douglas enjoyed hiking, camping, listening to rock music, being an IPA connoisseur...

Alan “Al” Basso, November 27, 2020

With deep regret, IAFF Local 828 Longview, Local 4447 Cowlitz #5 and the Washington State Council of Fire Fighters report the death of member Alan “Al” Basso. Al died Friday, November 27, 2020, in the morning hours after he responded to two emergency medical calls and was later in a crash, having suffered a...