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ESSB 5829 Volunteer F/F Pension Improvement Bill Clears the House ESSB 5829 Volunteer F/F Pension Improvement Bill Clears the House, Two steps Remain The phrase of “Do You Believe in Miracles” was associated with the silent cheer at 3:40 PM Friday February 6 th in the House Legislature gallery by the folks working the bill.  The long…

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2020 Washington State Regular Legislative Session Washington State Firefighters’ Association February 23, 2020 Crossover Deadline This Week: Here & Gone   We’re more than halfway through the 60-day regular session & the dust is settling after the mid-week crossover deadline that occurred on the 19th.  Bills that successfully crossed over to the opposite chamber will…

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Washington State Firefighters’ Association Bill Status & Upcoming Events Report February 9, 2020 Washington State Firefighters’ Association Bill Status & Upcoming Events Report February 9, 2020 The forth week is in the books with a flurry of action given policy cutoff was Saturday.  Unfortunately not the desired outcome wanted.  Wasn’t without Tammie’s efforts of pushing…

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2020 Washington State Regular Legislative Session Washington State Firefighters’ Association February 2, 2020 This Week’s Happenings…Week #3 – Policy Cutoff Week The Legislature just concluded the third week of session, with policy committees’ gearing up for the first, of many deadlines that occur throughout the legislative process.  Policy cutoff is this Friday, February 7th when…

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2020 Washington State Regular Legislative Session Report Washington State Firefighters’ Association January 24, 2020 This Week’s Happenings…Week #2 With the second week now in the books & the bills are still rolling off the press at the speed of light.  The good news is …we’re rapidly approaching the first deadline in the legislative process for…

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2020 Legislative Focus 2020 Legislative HB1912/SB5829 Concerning pension benefits and contributions in the volunteer firefighters’ and reserve officers’ relief and pension system. By T.J. Nedrow, WSFFA Legislative Chairman. tjn@wsffa.org Tamara Warnke, Lobbyist During the 2019 legislative session the WSFFA took the lead on advocating a pension improvement bill for volunteer firefighters. HB 1912/SB 5829 were well-crafted and…

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WSFFA Legislative Interests 2019-2020 Enhancing Volunteer Fire Fighter Pension & Increasing Disability Fee By T.J. Nedrow, WSFFA Legislative Chairman. tjn@wsffa.org Tamara Warnke, Lobbyist Brief Description: The proposed legislation will increase the base pension benefits available to volunteer firefighters, reserve officers and workers in emergency medical service districts at the time of retirement and eliminates the current…

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WSFFA’s Legislative Historical Review: 2020-1991 The Washington State Fire Fighters’ Association was established in 1923. The mission in part is to represent the volunteer firefighter. It was the case then as it is now, to be vigilant in representing and improving the health & welfare of the volunteer. While diligent over of the years, the…

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