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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 Fire Training Academy every August 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.

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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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It is with heavy hearts the WSCFF and Local 106 Bellingham/Whatcom Fire FIghters mourn the Line-of-Duty-Death of Lieutenant Leslee Smith, who served North Whatcom Fire
With deep regret, IAFF Local 1052 Richland and the Washington State Council of Fire Fighters report the sudden death of Lieutenant/Paramedic Aaron Meloy on January 26, 2024.
The WSCFF and Local 404 Walla Walla Professional Fire Fighters are deeply saddened to announce the line-of-duty death of Fire Engineer Ryan Pleasants who passed away
It is with deep regret and sadness that IAFF Local I-24 Hanford and the WSCFF announce the death of Cassandra Hansen. Cassandra worked as an
With great sadness, the WSCFF reports the death of Theresa Purtell, IAFF Local 27 Retired. Theresa was a valued member of the WSCFF Executive Board, serving
It is with heavy hearts and sorrow that the WSCFF and Local 1257 Port of Seattle Fire Fighters report the line-of-duty death of Fire Fighter Alvin
It is with heavy hearts that the WSCFF and Local I-66 Boeing Fire Fighters report the Line-of-Duty death of James Tony “JT” Boothman, 57. JT passed
It is with heavy hearts that the WSCFF and Local 3829 Dupont report the death of Albert Gasak. Al passed away on the morning of July 27, 2023,
With deep regret, IAFF Local 726 and the WSCFF report the death of Battalion Chief Todd Jensen; he suffered a medical emergency off duty and passed
With heavy hearts and deep sadness, the WSCFF and IAFF Local 2545 Kirkland Fire report the death of Battalion Chief Bill Hoover.
With deep regret, IAFF Local 2595 King County Paramedics and the Washington State Council of Fire Fighters report the death of Alexander Genschaw on Sunday, February 26, 2023.
With great sadness, the WSCFF reports the death of Captain Charles “Chad” Cate, Local 2933 Clallam County #3. Captain Chad Cate died in his sleep at the
It is with great sadness that the WSCFF and Pierce County Professional Firefighters and Central Pierce Fire & Rescue Local 726 announce the passing of John

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Member Death Archives

Line of Duty Deaths 2018 and prior