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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: 2020-1935

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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2020 Washington State Regular Legislative Session Report Washington State Firefighters’ Association

January 28, 2020

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2020 Washington State Regular Legislative Session Report Washington State Firefighters’ Association January 24, 2020

January 28, 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 policy bills on February 7th, followed by fiscal cutoff occurring on February 10th.  Once…

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2020 Washington State Regular Legislative Session Washington State Firefighters’ Association February 2, 2020

February 3, 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 all bills must advance from their committee of origin in order to remain…

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Washington State Firefighters’ Association Bill Status & Upcoming Events Report February 9, 2020

February 10, 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 the pension bill through with messages and contact with specific legislators on both…

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