Contributions to the Legislative Fund can be made at any time, with a separate check made payable to:

RFFOW Legislative Fund 9134 207th Place SW , Edmonds, WA 98026.


Thank you to the following members who sent separate donation checks.

We would also like to thank all the members who make a $3.00 contribution when paying their annual dues via check or by payroll deduction. Your contribution allows our voice to be heard and is very much appreciated!! We only list the amount if the donation is above $25.00:

Ronald Bluhm 500.00

Leslie Wing 500.00

Donald Beauclair 300.00

Sally Bouillon 300.00 in memory of husband Brooks Bouillon and Mom & Dad

Frank Bladen 200.00

Donald Sharp 200.00

Ron Hiraki 150.00

Chuck Kahler 143.00

Christine Maloney 120.00

Evelyn Minea 103.00

Sharyn Evans 100.00

Odin Rondestvedt 100.00

Richard Egeck 100.00

Bill Mitchell 100.00

Yvonne Dezarn 100.00 in memory of husband Darrel Dezarn



Whether you're Prior Act, LEOFF I, LEOFF II, Federal or Private, the Retired Firefighters of Washington is for YOU!

The Retired Firefighters of Washington is the only politically active organization dedicated to, and representing, the interest of all retired firefighters of Washington State and their families. Countless hours are spent in Olympia, on behalf of retired firefighters, working with our state's Representatives to maintain, secure, and improve our pensions as they apply to the retired firefighters, their families and surviving spouses.

In addition to this serious work, The RFFOW provides a means for retired firefighters and their spouses to keep in touch with each other, pass along information and have some fun! We have monthly meetings, held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month (except June, July & August) where members have the opportunity to not only meet old friends, but to hear the latest regarding pension issues.

So, if you're not already a member of the Retired Firefighters of Washington, we encourage you to join. There is strength in numbers. We are already a powerfull voice in Olympia but the greater the numbers the louder the voice to be heard.

To join, just print and fill out a membership application. Print and fill out this payroll deduction form if you are already a member and want to pay dues via payroll deduction.

Mail Applications to:
Retired Firefighters of Washington
9134 - 20
7th Place SW
Edmonds, WA 98026

Questions? (425) 775-9080 info@rffow.org


President’s Message

By Richard C. Warbrouck

I want to express my appreciation to Megan Girard our Administrative Assistant, to our Board of Directors, and Ray Sanderson who submits his column religiously each month for our Newsletter. I also want to thank those of you who make personal donations to our Legislative Fund and to those who attend the meetings and legislative hearings on behalf of our membership. Our RFFOW organization is the largest and most active retiree public safety organization in the State.

It’s an honor as your President to receive phone calls or to be stopped in the halls of the legislative buildings by legislators who want to comment or make a comment on a fire service issue or bill. We receive notes, emails and letters thanking us for the contributions we make to candidates and legislators who are running for election or re-election.

(For more of the President's Message, click here)


The annual Sun City FF Reunion will be held as follows:
A. February 9, 2018
B. 11008 N. Balboa Drive
Sun City AZ 85351
C. Starts at 12 noon (Lunch at 1pm)
D. Hosted by Bill and Mary Jane Donohoe and Sharon Herth
E. All food and drink will be provided. (donations accepted)
Please RSVP to Bill Donohoe at donohoe.46@hotmail.com



February RFFOW Meeting

On February 21, 2018
11 AM; Calvary Christian Assembly 6801 Roosevelt Way NE Seattle, WA


January Pension Report by Ray Sanderson:

A November 21, 2017 article by Rebecca Moore of PlanSponser.com titled “Public Pensions Have Been Able to Pay Promised Benefits” reports:

Some policymakers want to close participation in a public pension plan to all new hires, cut benefits and increase employee contributions, or convert defined benefit (DB) plans pensions into defined contribution (DC) plans. They usually cite the underfunding of public pension plans as the reason for these ideas.

New research shows that funding status has little correlation with a pension fund's ability to pay its promised benefits. Michael Kahn, director of research for the National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems (NCPERS) used data from the annual survey of public pensions by the U.S. Census Bureau for 1993 to 2016 and other data and found that during the last quarter century or so, state and local pension plans have always been able to meet their benefit and other payment obligations.

(For January 2018 pension report, click here)


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Retired Seattle firefighter, James W King, passed away on 11/03/2017. His celebration of life be held on Saturday, January 27th at Salty’s on Alki, 1936 Harbor Avenue SW in Seattle, 11:00 to 3:00pm.

Shirley Hundven, widow of Tacoma Fire Dept. Asst Chief Don Hundven passed away on November 8th.

Axel Drugge retired Seattle Firefighter passed away on 11/27/2017. He was 101 years old.

Dolores Pointer, widow of retired Seattle firefighter Donald Young Pointer, passed away on 11/17/2017.

Murphy Anthony, retired Seattle Captain, passed away on 12/03/2017. He was preceded in death by his wife Gloria and sister Delorah. He is survived by his son, Randy Anthony, (Kathy) his Grandchildren, Raina, Cory (Anna) and Joshua (Lindsey), great grandchildren Caitlin, Peyton, Rayne and Ruby Rae. He is also survived by his brother Bill Anthony, sisters Lynne Fremont and Verla Jerde (David), numerous nieces and nephews and longtime companion Bertha Wright. He was loved by all and will be greatly missed.

David Wayson retired Seattle dispatcher passed away on 12/22/2017

Kenneth Labrec, Retired Seattle Firefighter, passed away on 12/29/2017. No further info. is available.

Dorothy Lavassar widow of retired Seattle Firefighter Richard Lavassar passed away on 1/7/2018. No information on services at this time.

Bonnie Carpenter, widow of retired Seattle Captain Earl Carpenter, passed away on 1/14/18.



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