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In Memoriam

We remember our brothers and sisters who have died, celebrate their lives, and support their families.  The WSCFF, the Washington Fire Chiefs, The Washington State Fire Fighter Association, and the Washington Fire Commissioners Association, hold a memorial ceremony at the Washington State Capitol every June to honor fire fighters who have died during the year.  A service is held in September at the IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial to recognize the fallen.

Honor Someone

The Washington State Fallen Firefighters Memorial Foundation (WSFFF) was created to establish a permanent memorial to the fallen fire fighters of Washington State on the Washington State Capital campus and to assist the families and fire departments of fallen fire fighters.

WSCFF Member Deaths

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Dan Patterson, August 4, 2022
It is with deep regret that IAFF Local 876 Spokane Valley and the Washington State Council of Fire Fighters report the line-of-duty death of member Dan
Chad Mittleider, December 2, 2021
It is with deep regret that we announce the death of Local 2639 Aberdeen member Chad Mittleider. Chad passed away suddenly on December 2 after experiencing a
Jay Schrekengost
Jay Schreckengost, November 14, 2021
With great sadness, the WSCFF reports that Seattle Fire Deputy Chief Jay Schreckengost was found deceased in the Cliffdell area on August 14, 2021, twelve days after
Jim Rudd
Jim Rudd, October 20, 2021
The WSCFF is sad to hear of the passing of Spokane Local 29 retiree Jim Rudd on Wednesday, October 20, 2021.
Cody Traber
Cody Traber, August 26, 2021
With deep regret, the WSCFF announces the line-of-duty death of Local 2916 member Cody Traber on August 26, 2021. Cody was operating at the scene of a reported
Eliza Hoover
Eliza Hoover, July 26, 2021
It is with great sadness, the WSCFF announces the line-of-duty death of Local 3390 member Eliza Hoover on July 26, 2021. Eliza Hoover joined Gig Harbor Fire &
Charles Hawkins
Charles C. Hawkins, June 4, 2021
The WSCFF is sad to announce the death of retired firefighter Charles C. Hawkins on June 4, 2021. Charles served as WSCFF 11th District Representative and as
Jack Lambert
Jack Lambert, June 3, 2021
It is with great sadness that the WSCFF and Local 469 Yakima announce the passing of retired firefighter Jack Lambert on the morning of June 3, 2021. Jack
Kelly Walsh
Kelly Marie Walsh, April 8, 2021
With deep regret and broken hearts, the WSCFF reports the death of Kelly Marie Walsh, the beloved wife of IAFF District Vice President Ricky Walsh.
Scott Lavielle
Scott LaVielle, February 11, 2021
Chief Scott LaVielle Memorial Service March 13, 2021 New Life Church 15711 152nd Ave SE Renton, WA 98058
Darlene Raffelson
LODD-Darlene Gail Raffelson, December 17, 2020
MEMORIAL SERVICE AND PROCESSION INFORMATION With great sadness, IAFF Local 2409 Tumwater Fire Fighters and the Washington State Council of Fire Fighters report the Line-of-Duty Death
Al Basso
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
Andrew Deering
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