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...

Douglas Stephen Murray, August 8, 2020

With deep regret, IAFF Local 452 Vancouver and the Washington State Council of Fire Fighters report the death of retired member Douglas Stephen Murray on August 9, 2020. Douglas retired from Local 452 Vancouver as an honorable fire fighter and fire captain. Douglas enjoyed hiking, camping, listening to rock music, being an IPA connoisseur...

Robert Hathaway, September 2, 2019

It is with deep regret that we announce the death of Local 2776 Raymond retired member Robert (Bob) Hathaway on September 2, 2019.  Bob passed away at his home after a long battle with cancer. Bob started his career at Raymond Fire Department in 1977 and became Fire Marshall 8 years later. Bob retired...

Kirk Robinson, October 4, 2019

With great sadness, the WSCFF reports the Line-of-Duty Death of Local 2099, Bothell Professional Fire Fighters Lieutenant Kirk Robinson on October 4, 2019 after a heroic 2-year battle with cancer.  At this time, we ask that the Robinson family’s request for privacy be respected.  If you would like to support Kirk’s family, Local 2099...

LODD-Philip Oldham, November 15, 2019

With heavy hearts, the WSCFF reports the line-of-duty-death of Lieutenant Philip Oldham, IAFF Local 4258 Grays Harbor #2 on Friday, November 15, 2019 from Leukemia.  He leaves behind his wife Jennifer, son Andrew and daughter Nichole, his Grays Harbor colleagues, and many IAFF brothers and sisters across the state. A memorial service was held...

Eric Boutwell, September 11, 2019

With profound sadness that the Washington State Council of Fire Fighters, Burien Union Fire Fighters Local #1461, and King County Fire District #2 report the death of Captain Eric Boutwell in Walla Walla on Wednesday, September 11, 2019. Celebration of Life Saturday, September 21, 2019 11:00 a.m. River of Life Fellowship 10615 SE 216th...

Jay Wheeler, March 4, 2020

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...

David Lewis, December 22, 2019

On December 22, 2019, the Valley Regional Fire Authority said goodbye to Firefighter 1st Class Dave Lewis after a long battle with occupational cancer. Dave started his firefighting career with the City of Auburn Fire Department in 1982, retiring from the Valley Regional Fire Authority in 2010. Dave served our communities for nearly 28...