Leslee Smith, March 26, 2024

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 and Rescue with courage and dedication for over 22 years before retiring in 2021. Leslee’s dedication to protecting and contributing to her community extended far beyond selfless acts of...

Aaron Meloy, January 26, 2024

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. Brother Meloy grew up in West Richland. He spent his entire fire service tenure with Benton County Fire District #4 (BCFD4). He started as a volunteer/volunteer resident....

Ryan Pleasants, January 7, 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 Sunday morning, January 7, while on duty.

Cassandra Hansen, January 4, 2024

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 Advanced EMT with Prosser Memorial Hospital and was a member of IAFF Local I-24. Cassandra passed away on January 4, 2024, at the age of 25. She leaves behind...

Theresa Purtell, January 1, 2024

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 as 11th District Representative from 2004-2021. She chaired the WSCFF Benevolent Scholarship Committee for many years and served as an instructor for the annual IAFF 7th District FIRE...

Alvin Vaughn, December 25, 2023

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 Vaughn.  Brother Vaughn, 61, passed away on December 25, 2023, after succumbing to occupational cancer. Alvin Vaughn embodied strength, kindness, and dedication throughout his life. His profound impact...

James “JT” Boothman, October 10, 2023

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 away on October 10, 2023, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO, after a 10-month battle fighting leukemia. In 2011, JT began his service as a firefighter/paramedic and...

Albert Gasak, July 27, 2023

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, after a long battle of cancer. Al started his journey with DuPont Fire as a volunteer until he was hired into a career position. Al went...

Todd Jensen, July 24, 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 away on July 24, 2024. Chief Jensen’s dedication to Graham Fire & Rescue was evident through his 31-year career, where he served in various roles, leaving behind a...

Bill Hoover, July 21, 2023

With heavy hearts and deep sadness, the WSCFF and IAFF Local 2545 Kirkland Fire report the death of Battalion Chief Bill Hoover.