Political Action

  • Hey Local 106: SAFER and FIRE Grant Funding needs YOUR Help

    Posted in Political Action, Public News on Dec 06, 2017

    Local 106 Brothers and Sisters,

    As you may recall my reporting, legislation to reauthorize the FIRE and SAFER grant programs passed the U.S. Senate months ago, but the U.S. House has failed to act, despite many opportunities.

    Unless the U.S. House of Representatives acts soon, the FIRE and SAFER grant programs will be abolished on January 2 -- in less than one month. It is critical that these essential programs are reauthorized NOW! 

    House Republican leadership promised we IAFF fire fighters they would get the job done. It's time to live up to their word. In less than two legislative weeks, Co...

  • Firefighter Jason Karwhite Memorial Scholarship

    Posted in Member News, Public News on Nov 19, 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






    City of Bellingham






    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




  • IAFF Local 106 2017 General Election Endorsements

    Posted in Political Action, Public News on Oct 16, 2017

    Brothers and Sisters,

    "Live from Las Vegas...we roll out this year's final endorsement list.....The envelope, Please"

    In all seriousness, the following candidates have shown an interest in working with your Union in a positive way on issures relating to your hours wages and working conditions.  These folks have worked with us on issues relating to your contracts, your benefits,  or your DRS classification.  Your Poltiical Action Committee  knows your family has many considerations in its basket  for choosing a candidate.  We hope you will consider your job and benefits as a prominant piece of ...