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-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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...