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Letter from Del McNeal

Editor’s Note:  This letter was sent to the RFFOW discussing the board staffing issue. I see that you are getting ready to discuss the issue of disability boards for LEOFF 1. I am retired from the City of Bremerton as the chief. I am also currently a board member of our disability board. As such […]

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A Letter from Dan Downs

Editor’s Note:  This letter was sent to the RFFOW dealing with concerns about Disability Board staffing. I appreciate and want to thank you and The Retired Fire Fighters of Washington for your efforts in resolving the problem of staffing pension and disability boards. About three years ago, a group including you and attorney, Joe Fischnaller, […]

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RFFOW President’s Report | February 2019

by Richard Warbrouck President, RFFOW The Select Committee on Pension Policy (SCPP) is a standing legislative interim subcommittee. The committee members are legislators from the House and Senate and members from employee and employer organizations, and retiree groups appointed by the Governor.  The committee is empowered to meet during the interim, between legislative sessions to […]

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SCPP Meeting Report – December 11, 2018

Currently, only active or retired Prior Act, LEOFF 1, and LEOFF 2 firefighters employed by or retired from the city, county, or fire protection district are eligible to be elected to a pension or disability board. Only those covered by the jurisdiction of the board are eligible to vote. Some boards are facing difficulty in […]

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RFFOW President’s Message | November 2018

By Richard Warbrouck, RFFOW President As you can see from the graph below, the projected LEOFF I membership is on a decline and picking up speed between the years 2022 and 2025. This first appears to be down the road or in the future, but wait a minute, just think back a couple of years […]

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RFFOW President’s Message | October 2018

We have scheduled a special RFFOW Directors meeting on October 11, 2018 with Jerry Taylor, President of the Retired Seattle Police Officers Association and Ken Crowder, Washington State Association of Retired Police Officers. The meeting is to continue the discussion on the future representation for the retired fire and law enforcement officers of Washington, LEOFF […]

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RFFOW President’s Report | September 2018

By Richard C. Warbrouck Our Directors had a meeting on September 4, 2018 with representatives from the Seattle Retired Po lice Officers and the retired Snohomish County Deputy Sheriff’s Associations.       We discussed: The development of a State Law Enforcement Officers Political Association and will schedule a meeting with the Washington State Retired […]

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RFFOW President’s Message | June 2018

The Seattle Firefighters Union, Local 27 is making the final plans and arrangements as host of the 2018 International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) Convention. The convention will be here in Seattle from Au gust 6th to August 10th 2018. This convention is special as this is also the 100th year anniversary of the IAFF. In […]

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