Firefighter Injury and Illness Reduction Pilot Program Will Launch in May

In 2019, the Washington State Legislature passed Senate Bill 5175  creating a new system for safer workplace practices in the fire service and a workers’ compensation premium discount for employers. The legislation pertains only to state-insured workers’ compensation employers who file injury claims to the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I). Much...

Meet Retirees Association Board Member Curt Vandver

Curt Vandver was appointed to the WSCFF Retirees Association Board in March 2020. He is a LEOFF Plan 1 retiree. He joined the city of Puyallup Fire Department in 1970. During his time in Local 726, Curt was active in all aspects of union leadership. Curt got his start out in the public very...

Meet WSCFF Retirees Association Bruce Baurichter

Bruce Baurichter was appointed to the initial WSCFF Retirees Association Board in March 2020, as a LEOFF Plan 2 retiree.   Starting at a young age, Bruce showed an undeniable work ethic, learning whatever he could from his employers, and has been the beneficiary of many great mentors. His first job as a middle schooler was a big one, maintaining five acres of an estate owned by the superintendent of...

2020 Wildland Season Report

Wildland Fire and Mobilization Committee Chair Jeff Wainwright reports on the recently concluded 2020 Wildland Fire Season -- one of the worst in Washington history.

Meet Chaplain Pat Ellis

Pat Ellis has provided invaluable service to many WSCFF members and their families. He is a career public safety chaplain, president of the Washington State Fallen Fire Fighter Foundation, and an Honorary Fire Fighter.

WSCFF Endorses Governor Jay Inslee for Re-election

Citing a long and productive working relationship between Governor Jay Inslee and the WSCFF, President Dennis Lawson announced that delegates to the WSCFF convention overwhelmingly voted to endorse Governor Jay Inslee for re-election.  “We support those who support our issues”, says Lawson. Inslee has been a friend to fire fighters, who volunteered to serve...

81st Annual, First Virtual WSCFF Convention Report

The first ever virtual WSCFF convention looked a little different, but the results were the same. Democracy in action! Delegates gathered, discussed and adopted resolutions, elected officers, approved a budget, and set the course for 2020/2021 operations.