Cheney Union Fire Fighters - IAFF Local 1919

Communities Served

Serving Spokane County since December 2, 1969

City of Cheney & Eastern Washington University

Legislative District 6

Ken Johnson, President
IAFF Local 1919
611 4th St
Cheney, WA 99004

[email protected]

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About Our Local

Cheney Firefighters, IAFF Local 1919, joined the IAFF on December 2, 1969.

The Cheney Firefighters serve a combined population of 22,000, consisting of the City of Cheney and Eastern Washington University. On any given day there is 1 Firefighter to every 7,300 - 11,000 citizens, depending on the staffing levels that day. With the first full-time professional Firefighters hired in 1969, the Department still operates out of 1 station with 9 full-time firefighters and responds to 1,500 calls a year. The Cheney Firefighters provide fire suppression, advanced life support and intermediate life support emergency medical services, technical and confined space rescue, vehicle extrication, hazardous materials response, rescue task force for active shooters, fire prevention, commercial property inspection, CPR and fire safety training.


We the Cheney Firefighters pride ourselves on being community oriented. The Cheney Firefighters Union Local 1919 is a member of the IAFF and has been helping represent Cheney and Spokane County professional firefighters since 1969. We are active members of the Cheney community, and you can see us at a number of different events such as the Christmas Hay Ride, MDA Fill the Boot, Halloween Event, Cheney Mayfest, Be the Match, and various Cheney school events. We are active advocates for public safety, and work hard to be positive members of the Cheney community. Although we only have 9 Firefighters, we find ourselves deeply committed and involved in our Cheney community.

The Cheney Firefighters Benevolent Fund was created in July 2015 after a generous donation from Crop Production Services to assist with the start-up costs. The mission of our Benevolent Fund is to help first responders and their families in times of sickness or injury, and to aid members of our local community in time of need. While our Benevolent Fund is still new, we have big plans to make significant and positive impacts in our community.

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