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2019 LEGISLATURE

The 2019 Legislative Session begins in January of 2019. The Washington Fire Chiefs Legislative Committee has polled our members to establish our “Top 5 Goals” for the 2019 session, which were assembled by the Legislative Committee based on membership feedback. In addition, you will see bills we are following for 2019 begin to be added to the bill tracker as the session starts. The following has been established as our 2019 direction:

Sustainable Funding
Restructure the 1% levy lid cap
EMS cap raised to $.75
Mirror port authorities which are outside the $10
Fire Training Academy Funding
Improve Volunteer Firefighter Pension 
Incentivize Regionalization with exclusive funding options

Funding for State all-risk mobilization 


RECENT LEGISLATIVE NEWS

Posted: Aug 30, 2018
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State Sen. Christine Rolfes has been awarded the 2018 Honorary Fire Chiefs Award for her work to fund firefighter training and wildfire response during the 2018 Legislative Session.

Rolfes (D-Bainbridge Island) is a 23rd District lawmaker, and the award is given by the Washington State Fire Chiefs to legislators who have made a significant contribution to the fire service and demonstrated courage in leadership.
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