The 7th District will be electing our IAFF District Vice President at the 53rd IAFF Convention held in Las Vegas. To support and enhance our organization's democratic process Seattle Fire Fighters Union, IAFF Local 27 will be hosting a 7th DVP Candidate Forum.
The intent of this forum is provide a unique and meaningful opportunity to hear from both candidates, ask questions, and support an important election process for all of our members.
If you have questions you would like asked, please email them to Local 27.
KING 5: Smoke from fire kills 60 percent of fire fighters HealthLink: Firefighters and cancer
Fire fighters face many risks during their jobs, but, ironically, the most dangerous part of running into a burning building isn't the flames, it's the smoke. It billows off furniture, appliances and carpets in toxic waves of cancer-causing fumes. That's how about 60 percent of career fire fighters will die, according to the International Association of Fire Fighters. Cancer has become the number one cause of death for fire fighters around the country
Brothers and Sisters, Local 27 is fully engaged in the political process to protect and support you, your family, and public safety. Our American democratic process relies on citizens and organizations for elections and for governance. Local 27 informs and supports candidates and elected officials on all issues related to fire fighters and public safety including: health and safety, training, equipment, department policies, compensation, benefits, retirement, staffing, response times, service levels, hazards, etc. Local 27, the WSCFF, and the IAFF rely on your voluntary financial contributions to fund these efforts. Many members already do their part and contribute, but many still do not. If you have not yet signed up for the Local 27 SAFEPAC or the WSCFF Fastpac, or the IAFF Firepac, please follow the link below to get started now. Thank you.
Kenny Stuart President Seattle Fire Fighters Union IAFF Local 27