Blog

2022 Membership Letter

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.
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.
 
  • Quantifying the impacts of Law Enforcement Reform on the Washington fire service and advocating for clarification from the Attorney General and Legislature. We are continuing to advocate on this issue as we prepare for the 2022 Legislative session.
  • Impacts and realities of the COVID pandemic and its impacts on the fire service. This topic continues to consume much of our attention as we work to understand and share the current information. From vaccine availability for our members to the latest impacts/requirements from the Governor's mandate to be vaccinated, this past year has held it all.
  • Improving member communication through a new website and member management system. We also are attempting more proactive contact/communications with our members and are holding a new bi-monthly County Chief Association Forum to discuss regional issues.
  • Legislative efforts and working with our friends and partners continue throughout the year. We work to provide oversight, improvements or if needed, clarification on harmful or misinformed legislative efforts. This past legislative session being held virtually provided several challenges and the upcoming 2022 session appears to be headed down the same virtual path again as the pandemic continues.
  • RepresentationThe WFC continues to have numerous active sections and committees as well as provides state-level representation with liaisons across the greater Washington state infrastructure landscape. The members who fill these positions and serve with committee assignments or as liaisons all commit their time and effort to support the WFC efforts and provide fire service oversight that benefits us all.
 
TO RENEW: This year we have a new renewal process. Your Fire Chief will be receiving an invoice for your organization's membership in their email this afternoon. You may pay that invoice via check, or log into your account and select "Invoices" on the left-hand side to pay with a credit card. To review the people associated with your membership and make changes, simply log in and select the “My Associates” option. You will find the individuals associated with your agency listed under the drop-down. If you need to add people to your membership, you may select the option to add a new contact. If you do not see the "My Associate" option please contact the office at 360-352-0161 or via email (wfc@washingtonfirechiefs.org) and we will ensure you have the correct account type.
 
I hope you will consider renewing your WFC membership again this year, we need your support.
 
Respectfully,
 
Steve Wright
Executive Director
Washington Fire Chiefs

Contributors

WFC Motto:
To Serve Educate & Lead


WFC Mission:
Providing leadership through service, education and advocacy.