NWFFT changes name to IAFF Health & Wellness Trust

WSCFF Secretary-Treasurer Greg Markley is pleased to announce a refreshed brand identity for the Northwest Fire Fighters Benefits Trust. The new name and logo are indicative of the evolution of the Trust since its inception in 2013.  Markley says, “while this is a significant change, and we remain ever proud of our Pacific Northwest...

Governor Inslee Signs WSCFF Backed Pension Reform Bill

On Thursday, March 24, Governor Jay Inslee signed into law Substitute House Bill 1701, providing a significant pension benefit for members of Law Enforcement Officers and Fire Fighters LEOFF Plan 2, and making WSCFF history. Years of lobbying and relationship building resulted in the unanimous passage of this pension reform legislation. “This has been...

Open Enrollment Period for a Long Term Care Policy

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2021 WSCFF Convention Highlights

The Washington State Council of Fire Fighters held its 82nd Annual Convention, in person, at the DoubleTree Hotel in SeaTac, hosted by IAFF Local 1747 Kent. Two hundred and forty-three delegates and 37 alternates, representing nearly 8,500 WSCFF members, met to elect officers, discuss, debate, and vote on resolutions, and set the direction for...

Firefighter Injury and Illness Reduction Pilot Program Will Launch in May

In 2019, the Washington State Legislature passed Senate Bill 5175  creating a new system for safer workplace practices in the fire service and a workers’ compensation premium discount for employers. The legislation pertains only to state-insured workers’ compensation employers who file injury claims to the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I). Much...

2020 Wildland Season Report

Wildland Fire and Mobilization Committee Chair Jeff Wainwright reports on the recently concluded 2020 Wildland Fire Season -- one of the worst in Washington history.

Meet Chaplain Pat Ellis

Pat Ellis has provided invaluable service to many WSCFF members and their families. He is a career public safety chaplain, president of the Washington State Fallen Fire Fighter Foundation, and an Honorary Fire Fighter.