What's happening at IAFF106
Brothers and Sisters,
Not too late to register to vote. If you have not yet, step up! :). I'd suggest it is our civic responsitiblity to vote. Folks literally are willing to fight to the death around the world to be part of a true democracy...to vote. Voting by mail is safe, easy and secure. Washignton citizens have been voting by mail since 2011.
Registered voters in Washington State should have alreqady received their ballot in the mai...
Bellingham/Whatcom Co. Firefighters IAFF Local #106 Endorsements
DIST. 1: DelBene
DIST. 2: Larsen
WA GOVERNOR: Inslee
40TH DIST, HOUSE POS. 1: Lekanoff
40TH DIST, HOUSE, POSITION 2: Ramel
42ND DIST, POSITION 1: Rule
42ND DIST, POSITION 2: Shewmake
BELLINGHAM TRANSPORTATION FUND: Yes
2020 Primary Election Endorsements
Bellingham/Whatcom Co. Professional Firefighters, IAFF Local 106
DISTRICT 1: DelBene
DISTRICT 2: Larsen
WA GOVERNOR: Inslee
40TH DISTRICT, SENATE: Lovelett
40TH DISTRICT, HOUSE, POSITION 2: Ramel
42ND DISTRICT, POSITION : Rule
42ND DISTRICT, POSITION 2: Shewmake
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. ~Dr. Martin Luther King
As a young person growing up, the teachings of Dr. King had a major influence on my life. Dr. King was an unparalleled leader in a tumultuous time in American history leading the way for the civil rights of Black Americans at a time when racism was even more insidious and overt. Dr. King spoke not only against racial inequality but for all forms of social injustice. Most importantly, Dr. King promoted non-violent methods of protest to get his message of freedom...
Posted in Public News on May 21, 2020
The BWCFFBF (Bellingham-Whatcom County Firefighters Benevolent Foundation was able to award $5000 in scholarships to local Whatcom County High School Graduating Seniors this year!! The seven students were selected from 13 applicants. Two of the students are children of L106 members.
Here are the students and amounts they will be receiving:
Kali Cook (Matt Cook L-106) $900 Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Jensen Kintzele (Rob Kintzele L-106) $900 Statistics /Systems Analyst degree with minor in Leadership
Quentin Icay $700 Fire Science
Jocelyn Tovar $700 EMT/Paramedic/RN
IF you consider yourself supportive of one of the two largest political parties, or if you are already politically active within one such party, you may consider running as a Precinct Caucus Officer (PCO). This position is a 'neighborhood' job in which you represent your neighbors at the lowest political level, the 'precinct', deciding Party platforms and voting within the structure of that political party at the state level, and maybe even the National Level (read: Democrat or Republican National Convention). I am the Democrat PCO for my neighborhood, the 216th precinct. There are Republi...
Brothers and Sisters,
The economic impact of Alcoa closing its Italco aluminum smelter this June will be devestating for Whatcom County. It means a loss of over 700 family wage union jobs. It will also mean handing over one more large aspect of infracsture overseas and once again putting our country in a challenging spot when it comes to providing ourselves needed resources.
Senators Murray and Cantwell, as well and Congress Members Larsen and DelBene are working on a higher level to mimimize the impact this could have. You can do somethingm, too: Please take action using the following a...
Joe’s Record of Support for Fire Fighters
As president, Joe Biden will continue to stand up for working families and public safety, just as he has throughout his political career. He will be a leader on issues that give fire fighters a voice on protecting their community.
We know this because Joe has been with fire fighters - personally and publicly – since he was first elected to the U.S. Senate. His record on the issues important to public safety and to our members is clear - he has had and always will have our back.
Joe’s record speaks for itself.
• In an effort to give fire fighters and ot...
Your Local Assisted our Endorsed Candidates in Winning 11/12 races: 92%, fellow firefighters...not bad at all.
We will speak directly with these officials when we have areas of concern. We have their ears. Thank you for your allowing the resources to make this happen.
40th District Senate: Lovelett: Win!
Bellingham Mayor: Fleetwood: Win!
Whatcom Co. Executive: Sidhu Bellingham Council, Ward 1: Stone: Win!
Bellingham Council, Ward 5: Anderson: Win!
Bellingham Council, At Large: Huthman: Win!
Whatcom Co. Sheriff: Elfo: Win!
Whatcom County Council, At Large: Frazey: Win!
Port of Bellingham C...