Jeffrey L. Byrd, October 31, 2022

With deep regret and heaviest of hearts, IAFF Local 1604 Bellevue and the Washington State Council of Fire Fighters report the sudden and unexpected passing of Jeffrey L. Byrd on October 31, 2022.

Jeff Conover, October 5, 2022

With deep regret, IAFF Local 3520 East Pierce and the Washington State Council of Fire Fighters report the death of Jeff Conover. Jeff passed away unexpectedly during an off-duty incident on October 5, 2022. Jeff began his career in the fire service with the Sumner Fire Department, an East Pierce legacy department, in April...

James Vincent Verone, June 12, 2022

The WSCFF grieves the passing of Mason County Local 2394 retiree James Vincent Verone on June 12, 2022, in Olympia, Washington, his home for 43 years. Jim started his career as a paramedic in 1980 and was awarded the 1986 Paramedic of the Year. He worked as a fire fighter/paramedic for Mason County Fire...

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 Patterson.  Dan passed away on August 4, 2022.

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 medical emergency. Chad served the Aberdeen Fire Department for 22 years and was a beloved member of Local 2639. There will be a public memorial service on...

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 he was reported missing on a hunting trip.  Brother Schrekengost, IAFF Local 2898, Seattle Fire Chiefs,  was a husband, a father, and a friend to all and...

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 brush fire when he was fatally wounded.  Cody was an 18-year veteran of Spokane Fire District 9. He also served with Stevens County Fire, Cheney Fire...

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 & Medic One in 2009. She was the department’s first career female fire fighter and paramedic, EMS Provider of the Year, an instructor for the Advanced Cardiac...