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...

Charles C. Hawkins, June 4, 2021

The WSCFF is sad to announce the death of retired firefighter Charles C. Hawkins on June 4, 2021. Charles served as WSCFF 11th District Representative and as President of Local 27 Seattle Fire Fighter Union from 1999-2002. Charles was also a member of the Seattle Black Firefighters Association. He retired from Local 27 in...

Jack Lambert, June 3, 2021

It is with great sadness that the WSCFF and Local 469 Yakima announce the passing of retired firefighter Jack Lambert on the morning of June 3, 2021. Jack was a 5-year veteran of the Yakima Fire Department before he was severely injured in the 1975 fire in Yakima’s Capitol Theatre. Jack was hit by...

Kelly Marie Walsh, April 8, 2021

With deep regret and broken hearts, the WSCFF reports the death of Kelly Marie Walsh, the beloved wife of IAFF District Vice President Ricky Walsh. After a nearly three-year battle with cancer, Kelly passed away peacefully on April 8, 2021, surrounded by family and friends. A celebration and memorial of a life well-lived will...

LODD-Darlene Gail Raffelson, December 17, 2020

MEMORIAL SERVICE AND PROCESSION INFORMATION With great sadness, IAFF Local 2409 Tumwater Fire Fighters and the Washington State Council of Fire Fighters report the Line-of-Duty Death of retired member Lieutenant Darlene Gail Raffelson on December 17, 2020, after a courageous battle with duty-related cancer. Darlene began her fire service career in 1978 as a volunteer...

Alan “Al” Basso, November 27, 2020

With deep regret, IAFF Local 828 Longview, Local 4447 Cowlitz #5 and the Washington State Council of Fire Fighters report the death of member Alan “Al” Basso. Al died Friday, November 27, 2020, in the morning hours after he responded to two emergency medical calls and was later in a crash, having suffered a...

Andrew Deering, September 10, 2020

With deep regret, IAFF Local 1258 Moses Lake and the Washington State Council of Fire Fighters report the death of member Andrew Deering. Andrew passed away on September 10, 2020. Andrew served as a fire fighter/EMT for the Moses Lake Fire Department. To those who knew him, Andrew was a fiercely loyal friend who...

LODD-Darrell Wayne Dabling, August 13, 2020

With deep regret, IAFF Local I-24 Hanford and the Washington State Council of Fire Fighters report the Line-of-Duty Death of retired member Darrell Dabling.  Darrell passed away on August 13, 2020, after a courageous and lengthy battle with cancer. Darrell began his career for the Hanford Fire Department in 1973, starting at Hanford Patrol...