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Posted: Mar 30, 2017

EF Recovery’s Response Recovery Program Continues to Grow

For the past decade, voter resistance to fire department bond initiatives has increased. As populations grow and demand for resources increases, how can a fire department continue to serve the public on an ever-shrinking budget? EF Recovery pioneered the process of collecting non-tax based funds for first responders. 

They developed a program that bills the liable party’s insurance company (or sometimes the individual themselves) for MVAs and other billable incidents. Since it began, EFR has collected over $1,500,000 for fire departments nationwide—with $350,000 of that for Washington state alone in 2016. 

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Posted: Mar 15, 2017

State Fire Marshal Chuck Duffy Retirement Celebration Invitation

DATE: Thursday, April 27, 2017
TIME: 3:00 PM
LOCATION: General Administration Bldg. Auditorium
210 11th Ave SW
Olympia, WA 98504
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Posted: Jan 31, 2017

Administrative Professional of the Year Award

Nominations need to be submitted to the WFC office by Friday, April 28th of this year, 2017.

  • Nominee can be nominated by any WFC member, belonging to any WFC Section – please include: nominees name, position title, years of service;
  • The nominee must be a current member of the WFAS;
  • Nomination should list the nominee’s administrative accomplishments and contributions during the previous year as well as their leadership abilities, demonstration of professional performance and personal character.  A short story should be submitted to enhance the nominee’s accomplishments.

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Posted: Dec 13, 2016

LODD: SCFD8 Volunteer FF Doug Archer

It is with heavy hearts we share that Fire District 8 Volunteer Firefighter Doug Archer passed away unexpectedly in his sleep earlier this week. A very active member of Fire District 8 for over 30 years, Doug was a dedicated Firefighter & Investigator, talented photographer, brother, son, uncle, and friend. Funeral services are scheduled for Friday. December 16th at 1300 hours at Hennessey Funeral Home (1315 N. Pines, Spokane Valley).  After the service, there will be a procession from the funeral home to Station 82 for a reception (12100 E. Palouse Highway, Valleyford, WA).

Doug's family has established a Go Fund Me account and asks that in lieu of flowers you consider making a donation to help defray funeral costs. The family will be extremely appreciative of any amount you can share. 

Thank you to everyone for the kind words and the support being given to Doug’s family. Please keep his family and friends in your thoughts during this difficult time.

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Posted: Dec 12, 2016

Memorial Information: Fire Chief Steve Smith

Long time Woodinville Fire & Rescue Fire Chief Steve Smith died peacefully on Saturday, December 3 after an illness that was discovered earlier in the summer of 2016. He was 67.

Chief Smith retired in 2005 after a 38 year-long career in the fire service. Smith started his career as volunteer firefighter in King County Fire District 40 near Renton. In 1978, Smith was hired as a firefighter at Fire District 40 and quickly began moving up through the ranks to Battalion Chief in 1988 before accepting the position of Deputy Fire Chief at Woodinville Fire. He served in that role until assuming the Fire Chief responsibilities in September of 1996.

Chief Smith is survived by his wife Terri of 36 years, his daughter Shayna and sons Adam, Brian and Mark. Services will be held Saturday, December 17 at 11:00 a.m. at Fire Station 31, 17718 Woodinville-Snohomish Rd NE, Woodinville, WA 98072. Remembrances and donations can be made to Aplastic Anemia and MDS International Foundation at
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