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:

Ted and Mary Sholdra $150
Richard Gelstin $110
Joyce Burlingame $100
Larry Crane $100
Jim Hudson $50
Robert Hazelbrook, Sr. $50



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

The fall season began on Tuesday, September 23, 2014. The snowbirds are starting to migrate south to Arizona and southern California. Schools have started, political campaigns are in high gear and we are planning our annual Christmas Luncheon.

Please see the notice for the Luncheon and mark your calendar DECEMBER 10, 2014. Plan ahead and forward your reservation with your check as soon as possible. We will only be able to accommodate 140 guests this year and we have to give our final count to the kitchen staff one week before the event December 3, 2014. This year will be a buffet luncheon. A buffet allows us to keep the price down and provides for a better selection of food. There will be help for those who need assistance carrying the luncheon plate to their table. Again, all reservations and payments have to be in by December 3rd and no payments will be accepted at the door.

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


Mark your calendar Wednesday December 10th, 2014

RFFOW Annual Christmas Luncheon

11am Social Hour Lunch 12pm

West Seattle Golf Course Clubhouse Banquet Room 4470 35th Ave SW

Tickets: $25.00 /per person

Holiday Buffet - Honey ham, carved turkey breast, mashed potatoes and turkey gravy, stuffing, Green bean casserole, candied yams, dinner rolls & assorted desserts, coffee and tea.

Ground floor, ample parking, door prize and raffle

Please make your reservations as soon as possible. We will only be able to accommodate 140 guests. Please send a check for $25.00 per person to: RFFOW 9134 207th Pl SW Edmonds, WA 98026 We must have reservations by 12/3/14.


There was a typo listing the phone number to call for the Local 27 cell phone deposit refund on page 5. The correct number to call is: 206.285.1271

The last day for cell phone refunds are November 1, 2014. Call ASAP to get your refund processed.


Seattle Fire Fighters Union, Local 27 Seattle Fire Department and Seattle Fire Chiefs Association, Local 2898 invite you and your family to join us as we honor Seattle Fire Department Retirees on Friday November 14th, 2014 at 6pm.

Bell Harbor 2211 Alaskan Way Seattle, WA 98121

$50 per person

(See Flyer, click here)




November RFFOW Meeting

On November 12th, 2014
11 AM; Luther Memorial Church Greenwood Ave N & N 132nd Street Seattle, WA


October Pension Report by Ray Sanderson:

Jeffrey Stinson of Pew Stateline, a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily reporting and analysis on trends in state policy, had a column in a recent USA TODAY as follows:

Aging baby boomers are showing signs they are willing to relinquish their jobs as the Great Recession recedes, bringing on the wave of retirements that state governments feared. The impending exodus is prompting many human resources departments to dust off “succession plans” for filling positions in a better-educated and lower-paid workforce than the private sector. And it’s provoking a re-examination of some states’ pay and workforce policies because government must attract the next generation of employees: the millennials.

“Succession planning is the No. 1 issue. It’s on everyone’s front-burner, one-third of state workers are eligible to retire in the next five years,” said Leslie Scott, executive director of the National Association of State Personnel Executives

(For October 2014 pension report, click here)


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to download the Personal Information Packet



Leonard Mitchell passed away.

Jack Krell Spokane FD passed away.

Lt. Edward Rothenburg passed away on 8/25/14

Jack Dunn passed away on 9/4/14.

Theodore Terzieff passed away on 9/7/14.

Retired Captain Fern Staats passed away on 9/16/2014. There will not be any services.

Harold Ingersoll passed away on 10/12/14.

Les “Bud” Eaton passed away on 10/4/14. A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, November 9th at 2 p.m. at the Nile Temple, 6601 - 244th Street S.W., Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043.



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Questions or Comments? Email at: info@rffow.org