Kenneth Strong, December 29, 2019

With deep regret the WSCFF reports the passing of retired Spokane Fire Department member Kenneth Strong on December 29, 2019 at the age of 91. Ken was hired by the Spokane Fire Department in 1958 and retired as a Lieutenant out of Station #17 in 1987. He served as Local 29 President for over...

LODD-Mike Zainfeld, September 19, 2019

With deep regret the WSCFF,  Local 3828, and Cowlitz 2 County Fire & Rescue report the Line-of-Duty-Death of Battalion Chief Mike Zainfeld, a 20-year veteran firefighter. Mike died on Thursday, September 19, 2019.  He leaves behind his wife Kelly, sons Braden and Evan and many colleagues and friends. A memorial service will be held...

LODD-Steve Bailie, July 17, 2020

With deep regret, IAFF Local 1296 Kennewick and the Washington State Council of Fire Fighters report the Line-of-Duty Death of retired member Steve Bailie.  Steve passed away on July 17, 2020,  after a courageous and lengthy battle with cancer. Steve’s illness was directly linked to his long fire career and the time he spent at...

Ed Foster, July 26, 2020

With deep regret, IAFF Local 29 Spokane and the Washington State Council of Fire Fighters report the death of retired member Ed Foster. Ed retired on June 25, 2020 and died on July 26, 2020, due to complications from a cardiac event. Ed joined the Spokane Fire Department in March of 1993. As he...