IAFF Local 106

Bellingham / Whatcom County Professional Fire Fighters in Bellingham, Washington.

  • Ski to Sea Race

    Posted in Public News on May 26, 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.

  • Presumptive Bill Add-On: Call to Action

    Posted in Political Action, Public News on Feb 12, 2018

    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...

  • Help needed TODAY passing Presumptive Coverage in Oly

    Posted in Political Action, Public News on Feb 06, 2018

     

    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...

  • Firefighter Jason Karwhite Memorial Scholarship

    Posted in Member News, Public News on Nov 18, 2017

    Bellingham/Whatcom County

    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...

  • 2017 IAFF 106 General Election Endorsements

    Posted in Public News on Nov 05, 2017

     

    Whatcom County Council

    Buchanan 

    Browne

    Donovan 

    Boonstra

     

    City of Bellingham

    Lilliquist

    Knutson

    Vargas 

    Murphy 

     

    Port of Bellingham

    Michael Shepard

     

    Lynden City Council

    Mark Wohlrab

     

    Fire Protection District 4

    Anna Trenouth

     

    North Whatcom Fire Rescue

    Rich Bosman

     

    45th Legislative District, Senate

    Manka Dhingra

     

    48th Legilslative District,  Senate

    Patty Kuderer

     

     

     

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