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 SFD. Jay will be remembered by all who knew him for his spirit, strength, humor and his boisterous laugh that carried throughout the station for all to hear.
A public memorial service, previously scheduled for Thursday, March 26, has been cancelled due to Coronavirus concerns and shelter in place restrictions. The Seattle Fire Department will reschedule the service, and we will announce those details when they are available.