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It is with great sadness that the WSCFF reports the line-of-duty death of our
IAFF 7th District brother, Great Falls Local 8 member, Jason Baker
A memorial fund is being established in Jason Baker’s memory at the
Montana Federal Credit Union to help with medical bills and his children's college funds.
Jason's memorial service will be Tuesday, February 26, at 2:00 p.m.
at the Great Falls Civic Center 2 Park Drive Great Falls, MT 59401 (406) 455-8450.
IAFF 7th District VP Ricky Walsh said, "I am so saddened to report that Jason Robert Baker fought a courageous battle with lung cancer that finally got the best of him at the young age of 45. He passed with his wife Jill at his side on the morning of February 20, 2019. Jason was a proud member of IAFF Local 8, which he proudly served as an e-board member. He then served on the Montana State Council of Professional Fire Fighters Executive Board as well the Montana State Fireman's Association. He was a charter member of the IAFF-MG. Jason will always be remembered for his love of family, his union and his contagious laugh. He could always make you smile. He will truly be missed, loved and never forgotten.Within the policy of the office of the 7th District VP, this is deemed an LODD."
DVP Walsh strongly encourages locals in the Magnificent 7th to attend. Dave Van Son is the Local 8 Liaison.
Carry on Warrior
Jason's daughter designed the inspirational phrase "Carry on Warrior"
for him, which he later tattooed on his forearm.
New Member Orientation Train-the-Trainer Workshops
TO: ALL WSCFF LOCALS
FROM: Bill Mack, Public Relations Committee Chair
DATE: January 17, 2019
At the request of local affiliate leaders, the WSCFF has reinvented the WSCFF new member orientation program Power Through Participation. New member engagement is critical, now more than ever, as we operate in this post-Janus, anti-union environment.
To maximize the success of the new program, which includes a series of videos and a customizable PowerPoint presentation, the WSCFF Public Relations Committee will host four “Train-the-Trainer” workshops to introduce how to present it to your new members.
Local presidents are encouraged to attend these workshops and may identify and send additional members from your local who are involved in new member education.
The workshops are scheduled from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the locations listed below. Lunch will be provided. Please note RSVP deadlines:
Monday, February 25:
RSVP by Friday, February 15
South County Fire Headquarters
12425 Meridian Ave South
Everett, WA 98208
Monday, March 4:
RSVP by Friday, February 22
Olympia Fire Department Station 1
100 Eastside Street NE
Olympia, WA 98506
Wednesday, March 20:
RSVP by Monday, March 11
Hanford Atomic Metal Trades Council (HAMTC)
1305 Knight Street
Richland, WA 99352
Additionally, this workshop will be presented in April as one of the PR Track breakout sessions during the IAFF/WSCFF Educational Seminar in Spokane.
To register, please send this form or email Therese Murphy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you at one of these events. If you have any questions, please call the WSCFF office.
Consider a career with South County Fire. We are one of the largest and most progressive Regional Fire Authorities in the state of Washington. We provide a full range of fire, emergency medical, public education, fire prevention and community paramedic services.
South County Fire is now accepting applications for the following positions to up to twelve (12) FTE hires to start in our upcoming 11-week June 2019 academy:
- Entry Level Firefighter/EMT
- Lateral Firefighter/EMT
Do You Have a High School Senior?
The 2019 WSCFF Benevolent Fund Scholarship Program application is available now! Application period opens December 15, 2018, and closes March 15, 2019.
Complete applications packets must be postmarked or delivered to the WSCFF office no later than March 15, 2019, to be considered.
To apply, complete the 2019 application and activities worksheet; sign the Scholarship Policy; and attach your essay, transcripts, proof of acceptance to a university, community college or trade school; a letter confirming your parent/guardian's WSCFF affiliation, and two letters of recommendation. Please do not staple any documents since they go through the copy machine.
If you have any questions or would like these forms in Word or Excel, please contact Helen Kramer at the WSCFF office: email@example.com or 800-572-5762.
New Union Fire Fighter Conference
Tuesday May 14-Thursday May 16, 2019
contact: Ricky Walsh at RWalsh@iaff.org
Call (509) 783-0611 and provide them with your check-in Date and the group code (IAFF0513) for Red Lion Hotel Columbia Center
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Healthy-In, Healthy Out
After more than two years of dedicated work, the efforts to produce a best practices manual for reducing fire fighter risk of exposures to carcinogens has come to fruition. Healthy In, Healthy Out is now available for all fire fighters in Washington. To get copies for your members, call the WSCFF office at 360-943-3030.
Copies are now available in Spanish or click for flipbook.
Watch the Healthy-In, Healthy Out VIDEO for more best practices protocols.
Our gratitude to Beth Gallup of Local 1747 for leading the effort and the team of dedicated members and professionals who worked diligently to help our members protect themselves: Bob Carroll, Local 452; Charles Cordova, Local 2898; Bob Dirham, Local 1296; Brian Dodge, Bates & Local 1747; Scott Ervin, Local 2024; Dan Griffey, Local 2394; J. Havner, Local 27; Bill Hoover, Local 2545 & Firefighters Cancer Support Network; Jenny Keizer, Kent Fire Department; Dean Shelton, Local 3219 & WSCFF 10th District Rep.; Brad Thompson, Valley Regional Fire Authority; Adam Villard, Local 3811.
Funding and support for this project has been provided by the State of Washington, Department of Labor and Industries, Safety & Health Investment Projects.
You are covered by the life insurance policy even if you do not return the card. “American Income Life Insurance Company is a 100% Union Insurance Company. We provide a group Accidental Death and Dismemberment Benefit for all members of your Local at no cost. The union will be sending a letter to all members and enclosed with the letter is a response card with which the members can designate their beneficiary intent. All members who return the card will be contacted by an American Income Life representative for delivery of their no cost benefits and members will have the option on a voluntary basis to purchase additional supplemental insurance benefits.” OR EMAIL www.ailife.com/benefits/sgjjg.