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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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RFFOW President’s Message | November 2017

We are having a problem with filling our firefighter and law enforcement officer positions on LEOFF I Disability Boards and Prior Act Pension Boards. Some of the existing members under the jurisdiction of these boards live out of the area, in other cities, towns and states, or due to age or health, are not able […]

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RFFOW President’s Message | September 2017

As far as I am concerned the Coalition’s refusal to share in the cost of retaining a contract lobbyist to assist us during the special session and in the formation of the state budget was the last straw. As the final special legislative session was coming to a close no retirement system merger bills had […]

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RFFOW President’s Message | June 2017

by Richard Warbrouck As I write this article on June 11, 2017 we are approaching the end of the second special session on June 21, 2017.  State government will shut down on July 1, 2017 if they have not passed a budget bill. The problem is how to raise the additional three billion dollars in […]

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