Dear WFC Member, First and foremost, we want to thank you for your continued membership, support, and investment in the Washington Fire Chiefs Association (WFC). Without your involvement, we would not be able to continuously provide our members with the advocacy and representation that we deliver for the Washington Fire service. Simply put, your membership makes what we do possible. This has been an interesting and busy year and the challenges seem to continue into the foreseeable future. Despite the pandemic, we have spent this time working on numerous issues that affect the greater Washington fire service.
The WFC Fire Administrative Support has found there is a need by some members of our section to apply for funds in order to participate in section functions. The section holds a raffle at its annual conference to raise scholarship funds. These funds are made available to assist with funding needs of administrative staff whose departments do not have funding available to allow them to attend section functions.
After much thought, conversation and with an overabundance of caution, the decision has been made to cancel the 2021 Washington State Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service schedule for August 15, 2021, at the Washington State Fire Training Academy. With the rising concern of the new COVID variate outbreak and consideration for the health and welfare of the family and department members attending, we believe this is the best course of action. Honoring our fallen firefighters is a priority for the members of the fire service and this decision was not reached lightly. Thirteen firefighters were scheduled to be honored this year, and their memory and the impact on our lives will not go unnoticed or be forgotten.