News and announcements from the Washington State Council of Fire Fighters. From legislation to items affecting the safety and education of residents and members of our organization.

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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Union Fire Fighters Roll Out New Public Website on Labor Day

(OLYMPIA, WA, SEPT. 5, 2016) — Washington’s professional union fire fighters and emergency medical personnel chose this Labor Day (Sept. 5, 2016) to officially rollout a new public website ( designed to show what union fire fighters, emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics do each and every day in the communities where they live and […]

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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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Community Paramedicine Comes to King County

On February 1st, CMT 36 hit the streets of South King County to provide community paramedic services to the communities of Algona, Auburn, Des Moines, Federal Way, and Pacific.

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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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