Founded on September 1, 1939, the Washington State Council of Fire Fighters is comprised of 126 affiliated local fire fighter unions and more than 8,000 affiliated members of the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF).

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WSCFF ShiedOur mission is to provide the best possible working conditions, the safest work environment, and the fairest wages and benefits to fulfill the needs of Washington professional, union firefighters.  We also look out for the communities we serve to ensure that our departments are providing the best emergency response possible to protect our citizens.  The Council works locally and at the national level on issues that affect its members.  The WSCFF is affiliated with the IAFF, American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), Washington State Labor Council (WSLC). The Council is governed by a Board of Directors including two executive officers and elected representatives from 11 geographic regions.  It employs a full-time staff of four, and two part-time legislative liaisons.


Members of the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) are organized into groups known as locals.  There are 126 IAFF affiliated locals in the state of Washington.  These locals, and the 8,500 union fire fighters and emergency personnel they represent, are our members.

Education and Action

The WSCFF provides education, training and support through a variety of local, regional, and state classes and seminars. Politically active since our inception in 1939, our efforts are focused on legislative action on behalf of our members.

The WSCFF is affiliated with the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFLCIO), Washington State Labor Council (WSLC).

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