Pipes, Kilts & Fire Fighters

Pipes, Kilts & Fire Fighters

Have you ever wondered why kilts and bagpipes became part of fire fighter traditions?

IAFF Legislative Conference Features Joe Biden Speech

IAFF Legislative Conference Features Joe Biden Speech

IAFF victories on Capitol Hill are largely attributed to relationships between local leaders and elected officials. The IAFF Legislative Conference gives members a chance to strengthen those ties.

Climb, Conquer, Cure

Climb, Conquer, Cure

More than 2,000 fire fighters raised $2,472,223 on Sunday, March 10, climbing 69 flights of stairs at the Columbia Center in downtown Seattle.

Washington’s Union Firefighters Practice Democracy in Action at Annual Convention

Washington’s Union Firefighters Practice Democracy in Action at Annual Convention

Three hundred and three delegates and alternates representing 8,567 union firefighters gathered in Kennewick in June at the 79th annual Convention of the Washington State Council of Fire Fighters (WSCFF). These union representatives, democratically selected by the members of their International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) affiliates, met to review the WSCFF’s finances, adopt a […]

Firefighters Stand with Labor in Fight for Worker Freedom

Firefighters Stand with Labor in Fight for Worker Freedom

For more than 40 years, federal law has provided public employees the freedom to join together in a union to negotiate for fair wages, decent benefits, and safe working conditions.  Today, the Supreme Court of the United States overturned more than four decades of precedent by making fair share fees for public sector employees unconstitutional, […]

Off duty but on the job, Firefighters save lives in wake of mass shooting in Las Vegas

Off duty but on the job, Firefighters save lives in wake of mass shooting in Las Vegas

Firefighters and paramedics on vacation in Las Vegas went to work saving lives when a gunman in the Mandalay Bay hotel opened fire on a crowd of 22,000 attending the Route 91 Harvest Country Music Festival October 1st.  Valley Regional Fire Authority firefighter Dean McAuley was listening to country star Jason Aldean when the shooting […]

Off Duty Fire Fighters Treat Passenger on Alaska Airlines Flight

Off Duty Fire Fighters Treat Passenger on Alaska Airlines Flight

Recently, off duty firefighters jumped in to assist a passenger who had fallen ill on a cross country flight from Baltimore to Seattle.  The firefighters from Washington, Idaho and Oregon were returning to Seattle from union training with the International Association of Fire Fighters in Baltimore, Maryland.  The four firefighters worked together to stabilize the […]