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WSFFA Representation on NVFC EMS/Rescue Section

June 1, 2019

WSFFA Past-President TJ Nedrow was re-elected to a two-year term as Section Secretary and WSFFA Treasurer Ed Mund was re-elected to a two-year term as a Section Director-at-Large at the annual National Volunteer Fire Council EMS/Rescue Section Spring Meeting April 27, 2019. Through this participation in the NVFC, Washington volunteers are being represented on a…

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Cosmopolis Fire Department History

August 6, 2019

The Washington State Fire Fighters’ Association recently conducted its Board meeting at the Cosmopolis Fire Department on August 3 2019. Cosmopolis is rich in history of the fire service. We want to thank the Cosmopolis Fire Department for hosting our board meeting. By Chief Bill Bramstedt – written July 15, 1996 The Cosmopolis Volunteer Fire Department was…

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WSFFA’s Legislative Historical Review: 2019-1991

September 30, 2019

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 WSFFA’s efforts began showing real…

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WSFFA Legislative Interests 2019-2020

September 30, 2019

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 cap of twenty-five (25)…

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2020 Legislative Focus

September 30, 2019

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 strongly supported bills…

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National Fire Academy Resident Course Vacancies

October 11, 2019

Applications are being accepted NOW for National Fire Academy vacancy opportunities in resident classes (on-campus, Emmitsburg, MD) scheduled during the first semester of Fiscal Year 2020. Vacancies exist in both 6-day and 10-day courses scheduled between October 2019 through March 2020! Apply today! Click here for a complete list of all vacancies. Click here for details on…

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