IAFF Trains Washington Fire Fighters to Face Emerging Threat
The IAFF, in partnership with Eastside Fire & Rescue and the South King Fire Training Consortium, offered new training designed to help fire fighters safely …
Washington State Labor Council Recognizes Theresa Purtell for Labor Leadership
Washington State Council of Fire Fighters (WSCFF) 11th District Representative and retired IAFF Local 27 Seattle fire fighter Theresa Purtell was presented with the Elsie Schrader …
Injured Okanogan Fire Chief Dies at Harborview
Okanogan Fire District 3 Assistant Fire Chief Christian Johnson, badly burned battling the Spring Coulee wildfire, received immediate support from fellow fire fighters.
When talk in the firehouse kitchen turns to bands — kilts, bagpipes and snare drums are often at the core of the conversation. In Bellevue, …
Hook and Batter?
Ann Hoag is known for her tasty confectionary creations. Not many people, she says, “get to save lives and bake cakes.” But Hoag, from Local 2024, …
Longstanding Partnership Provides Critical Gear to Peruvian Fire Fighters
Jorge Gomez and Kurt Loechle Duarte travelled from Peru to attend the IAFF-WSCFF Educational Seminar to meet with WSCFF members and receive a contribution of …
Governor Inslee Signs Bill Expanding Presumptive Coverage
HB1913 is signed into law—expanding presumptive coverage for cancer related to the occupation and adding protections for other public safety workers.
Fire Ops: From the Other End of the Ladder
My shadow talks loudly through his mask — “You got this! I’m right behind you. You’re going to do great. Ready?”