IAFF Trains Washington Fire Fighters to Face Emerging Threat

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 defend homes and suppress fires in Wildland Urban Interface areas.

Washington State Labor Council Recognizes Theresa Purtell for Labor Leadership

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 award for women’s leadership at the 2019 Washington State Labor Council (WSLC) convention in July.

Injured Okanogan Fire Chief Dies at Harborview

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.

Firehouse Rock

Firehouse Rock

When talk in the firehouse kitchen turns to bands — kilts, bagpipes and snare drums are often at the core of the conversation.  In Bellevue, it’s a different story.

Hook and Batter?

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, does both.

Longstanding Partnership Provides Critical Gear to Peruvian Fire Fighters

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 gear from the Spokane Fire Department.

Governor Inslee Signs Bill Expanding Presumptive Coverage

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.