We are the Professional Firefighters, Officers and Support Staff which keep three separate fire departments operating. We provide services to the Cities of Carnation, Duvall, Issaquah, North Bend and Sammamish. We also provide services to the unincorporated areas of King County near these cities as well as Fall City. King County Fire Districts 10, 27, 38 and 45 are the fire districts we serve.
IAFF Local 2878 started out in 1982 with 10 members of King County Fire District 10 in the unincorporated area of King County.
In 1993, the Professional Firefighters of Duvall/King County Fire District 45 chose to organize into Local 2878, but remained and still remains their own fire department and contract. Duvall Firefighters started out with 3 members in the local.
In 1994, the cities of North Bend and Snoqualmie as well as King County Fire District 38 signed a contract with King County Fire District 10 to provide service. North Bend Local 3413 became members of Local 2878 and dissolved their local. They started out with 6 in their local.
The Battalion Chiefs of King County Fire District 10 organized and filed with the Public Employees Relation Commission (PERC) requesting its own bargaining group. In 1996, PERC ruled in favor of a separate bargaining. The three Battalion Chiefs are part of Local 2878 and have a separate collective bargaining agreement.
In 1998, the support staff of King County Fire District 10 which consisted of clerical staff became members of Local 2878 under the Support Staff collective bargaining agreement. (CBA) At
Our local strives on public relations with the community. We take pride in four main PR events every year including but not limited to: Leukemia and Lymphoma Firefighter Stairclimb, MDA Fill the Book, Issaquah Salmon Days, and our Holiday Food and Clothing Drive. In addition to our four main events, our members take it upon themselves to seek out ways we can impact citizens and organizations in which we serve in a positive way. Our local has a strategic goal of an encouragement of all local members to participate in at least one PR event per calendar year. We have found success in both participation and motivation when it comes to serving the community both on and off duty.
Our local find importance and priority to be active and up to date in all political and governmental affairs that affect our community, our own members and our department. Over the last several years we have made it a priority to stay educated on issues and participate in activities when we are needed. By becoming active in this arena, our members find that we become closer with each other, our citizens and also our politicians.
The Eastside Firefighters Benevolent Fund is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation established in an effort to provide relief to needy persons suffering from poverty, homelessness, and other life situations deserving of charity. The fund was also created to assist the community served by Eastside Firefighters which includes Eastside Fire & Rescue, Fall City Fire, Duvall Fire, and Snoqualmie Fire Department. The Benevolent Fund can also provide relief for firefighters and their families in the event of a financial difficulty due to an unforeseen emergency situation or disaster. The Benevolent Fund is a registered charity with the Secretary of State. It exists solely as a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation. Our UBI number for the Benevolent Fund is 603-096-965 and our Federal EIN number is 90-0632994. All donations are tax deductible.
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