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Washington firefighters in the news and announcements from the Washington State Council of Fire Fighters.

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 […]

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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 […]

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Treat and Refer Law Saves Money, Increases Availability of Emergency Resources

  In May, Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed legislation supported by the WSCFF and sponsored by Representative (and Mason County firefighter) Dan Griffey, that will save millions of dollars in health care costs and increase the availability of emergency resources by helping first responders to identify and connect those who call 911 for non urgent […]

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Legislators Vote YES for Kids and Firefighters

In early February, nearly 300 union fire fighters from across Washington State came to Olympia to meet with their elected officials in the House and the Senate, to educate them and to ask for their support for legislation important to the fire service.

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WSCFF Files Complaint against Shady Solicitors Claiming Fire Fighter Affiliation

Dennis Lawson, President of The Washington State Council of Fire Fighters (WSCFF), filed an official complaint this week with the Washington State Attorney General’s Office against The Association for Firefighters and Paramedics (AFP), because the organization is using paid telemarketers who are calling Washington resident claiming to be affiliated with Washington fire fighters and paramedics, attempting to raise money for burn victims in our state.

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