Your Local has chosen to endorse Eric Richey in this race. Eric has prosecuted those who have attacked cops and firefighters. His opponent has the gall to, instead, attack our brothers and sisters in Blue. He suggests they are the reason for the crime we are seeing. Unfortunate. Eric will continue to protect our families by being hard on those who commit hard crime. Yet he is able to think outside of the box in terms of understanding that addiction and mental illness are not crimes and shoud not be treated as such.
Please join us for an evening with Eric Richey, cand...
Posted in Public News on May 27, 2018
Megan Wohlrab, daughter of North Whatcom Firefighter Mark Wohlrab, waves her support sign on the banks of the Nooksack River in Lynden.
Megan was one of a group of roughly 15 people there cheering on Local 106 in the canoe leg of the 2018 Ski to Sea Race.
Brothers and Sisters,
As we consider BFD Brother Carlberg's passing, it has been hugely disappointing that Mayor Linville was not willing to do the right thing by our friend in covering his esophageal cancer as duty related. IF we can pass this Presumptive Disease Add-On bill at the State level, we will no longer have to ask local government to do the 'right thing'. Instead, folks like Neil will simply be covered.
To those ends, we have a House and a Senate bill which need to pass out of the Rules Committee before they hit the legislative floor for an 'up or down' vote. We have governmental...
Presumptive disease legislation is at risk of dying in committee today.
Your Union needs your help. Please call your Representative this morning. Simply pose the following request to your Representative,
"Would you please ask the Chairman of House Appropriations, Timm Ormsby, to hold a vote on House Bill 2633 and please support this bill when it comes to a vote"
HB 2633 adds nine cancers, stroke and MRSA for presumptive disease coverage, and extends coverage to public employee fire investigators and EMTs. The bill also seeks to cover law enforcement for heart problems, stroke, and in...
Firefighters Benevolent Foundation
The Firefighter Jason Karwhite Memorial Scholarship honors the memory of Bellingham/Tukwila firefighter paramedic Jason Karwhite.
Jason’s life came to a tragic end on September 27, 2014 as a result of a motorcycle accident, leaving behind his wife Sandy and children Gage & Georgia.
Like many people, Jason was determined to make the world a better place; his life was characterized by friendship, leadership, and community involvement.
Jason’s life was dedicated to children, families, education, and public service. His commitment to t...