Importance of LEOFF 1 Disability Boards

Ed Seminar-Tuesday, April 18
Location: Room EF
Speakers: Pat Hepler, Roy Orlando, Steve Hostetter, George Orr, Bruce Baurichter, Curt Vandver

WSCFF Retirees Association Board Presentation

About the Speakers

Pat Hepler

Patrick Hepler served the city of Edmonds as a fire fighter for over 30 years. He retired from the fire service in 2017 after serving for an additional eight years as a Battalion Chief for Snohomish County Fire District #1. Pat has held numerous leadership positions in Local 1828, including 15 years as President....

Roy Orlando

Roy Orlando ismember of Tacoma Firefighters IAFF Local 31 and served the Tacoma Fire Department for 39 years in various positions within the Operations and Training Divisions. He retired as a lieutenant. A life-long Tacoma resident, Orlando has been actively involved in monitoring pension legislation and union benefits both before and after his retirement....

Steve Hostetter

Hotstetter grew up in Bremerton Washington.  After graduating from the University of Puget Sound and a short stint in the business world, he joined Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue, retiring as a Battalion Chief in 2017.  He served as 2nd vice president for local 2819, has been on multiple negotiations teams, and supported the...

George Orr

George Orr has been a member in good standing of Local 876, both active and retired, since June of 1970 – over 50 years of union service and fraternity. In that time George served honorably as a fire fighter, a fire investigator, and held several Local 876 leadership positions including Chairman of the Wage...

Bruce Baurichter

Bruce Baurichter was hired by the Tacoma Fire Department in 1986 and elected to the Local 31 Executive board in 1988, serving as an officer for over 25 years. He held the office of Vice President, and was subsequently elected Secretary/Treasurer in 1994, and served in that capacity for 19 years. In 2013, Bruce...

Curt Vandver

Curt Vandver joined the City of Puyallup Fire Department in 1970. During his time in Local 726, Curt was very active in all aspects of union leadership and completed his AA degree in Fire Command and Administration. After more than 30 years of service, Curt retired in 2004 and has continued working for fire...

Today's Classes

Negotiations: From Preparation to Arbitration
1:30-3:00pm, 3:30-5:00pm
Location: Room ABC
This is a two part class that runs from 1:30 – 5:00 with a 30 minute break.
MERP/IAFF Health Trust Update
Location: Room D
The Retirement Equation
Location: Room EF
Understanding PTS Claims
Location: Room G
Shift Change
Location: Boardroom
WSCFF Shift Change meetings are for members coping with or in recovery from an alcohol or substance use problems. Peer-led meetings provide a supportive space
Location: Great Hall AC
Preparing for Line-of-Duty-Death
Location: Room D
Impact Bargaining
Location: Room G
Privacy & Disclosure: What Unions/Employers Must Produce & May Withold
Location: Room H
Learn aboutdevelopments in the areas of union privilege and the PRA, and FAQs in getting the information unions need from the employer and in responding
Why Labor Should Matter
Location: Great Hall BD
Understanding Washington State PFMLA, Federal FMLA & Your Sick Leave Benefits
Location: Great Hall BD
This session will help you navigate the alphabet soup of state and federal laws around family and medical leave, sick leave, and other common wage