It is with sadness that we inform you all that former Kirkland Fire Chief, Bob Ely, passed away the night of September 15, 2021.

Betty said that Chief Ely had been battling cancer and died with family by his side.

Chief Ely (#1) was the first hired career member for the City of Kirkland Fire Department in 1969. He served as Chief for 19 years retiring in 1988. Bob led the consolidation of the Kirkland Fire Department, the Houghton Fire Department and Fire District #41 in 1972 into the Greater Kirkland Department of Fire Services.

Thank you, Chief Ely, for setting the tone for our fire department and future generations of Kirkland firefighters.

NEW Local 2545 Apparel is HERE!

 

Check out the link below to order:

Kirkland Firefighters Local 2545 | Risan Athletics, Inc. | powered by OrderMyGear (itemorder.com)

 

The deadline for this round of orders is SUNDAY, AUGUST 29th!  Get yours in soon.

 

Thank you to Kirkland’s own Risan Athletics, Inc. for their support and creativity.  Thank you to Corey Hall and Kasey Bielec for putting together the designs.

If you have ideas for apparel moving forward, please contact Corey Hall.

 

 

You’re invited to the OXYGEN First Responder’s Retreat, where you can savor some moments together, recharge, get expert input, and rekindle your love during these challenging times.

This retreat includes two nights at the Bellevue Hyatt, $100 for meals, free counseling, and 4 sessions from the OXYGEN Program, a national program that has served over 50,000 from our US Military families.

This is a great opportunity to get away together and gain some tools to make your relationship stronger!

 

September 10-12, 2021

Friday 4pm – Sunday 12pm

$79 per couple

Bellevue Hyatt

 

FR Retreat Flyer

Join us for a great party at Cheney Stadium! All First Responders
will have access to an awesome night in the party decks of
Cheney Stadium with BBQ and Beer! $5 from every ticket
purchased will benefit a charity of the Fire and Police’s choosing.

 

Thursday, August 26th. Game time: 7PM.
Gates Open: 5:30PM

 

First Responders Night Flyer

 

 

 

We are pleased to present to you, the 1st Annual Eastside Firefighters Charity Golf Tournament, brought to you by the Eastside Firefighters Benevolent Fund, including local sponsors and businesses Big Block Brewery, Rhodies BBQ, and Middle Fork Roasters.  Save the date, September 16, 2021.  See the details below:
 
When: Sept 16, 2021, 8am registration opens
Where: Willows Run Golf Course (Eagle Talon & Coyote Creek).  Redmond, Wa
Format: 4 person scramble, tee times only, NO SHOTGUN START.  Field is limited to 96 players (24 teams)
Registration Fee: $400 per team, or $440 includes a Mulligan Package
Sponsors: Middle Fork Roasters providing coffee, Rhodies BBQ providing lunch, Big Block Brewery providing other.
 
We will be teeing off on both 18 hole golf courses simultaneously, starting at 9am, two tee times per time slot.  The final two tee times will be going off at 10:39am.  Choose your team, choose your course, choose your tee time.  Early tee times will finish first, and will be the 18th hole audience for incoming groups.  Music, food, drinks and good company.  Prizes for winning teams on both courses, long drives and closest to the hole contests, and a special 18th hole challenge.  Excess proceeds will benefit the Eastside Firefighters Benevolent Fund.  See attached for full tournament details.
 
For the non-golfers out there, we will be looking for 6-8 volunteers, to help with set up and break down, staffing the coffee and registration table, staffing the tent with Big Block Brewery, cart drivers to deliver food and drinks, plus assist with after golf festivities.  Please contact me if you wish to volunteer.  
 
Registration and payment goes to Berlin Maza through Venmo or mail:
– Venmo ID: @Berlin-Maza
– Mail: 22633 SE 280th Pl Maple Valley, WA 98038
 
Tee time reservations are on a first come, first serve.  Registration priority will go to Eastside Firefighters first, and then going out to all other locals, plus friends and family, starting next week.  Please email or text me your preferred tee time and course upon registration, also include the first and last names of all 4 members on your team:
– Phone: 425-753-6375
– Email: [email protected]
 
Thank you for your support to our benevolent fund as well as to our local businesses.

WHEN: August 13th, 2021

WHERE: The Jacobson’s

 

Come one, come all!  Bring your pickleball paddles, bring your family, and bring your wallets; lets have some fun and raise/donate some money for a good cause.

 

More details to come, but mark your calendars.

 

WHEN: June 13th, 2021

WHERE: Caribbean Casino

 

Come out and support the KFFBA.  This event is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC and will be a ton of fun.

KFFBA Poker tourney

 

OCTOBER 11-14, 2021

Day 1: Starts: 3:30 pm | Ends:
Day 2: Starts: 8:30 am | Ends:
Day 3: Starts: 8:30 am | Ends:
Day 4: Starts: 9:00 am | Ends: 12:00 pm

Event Details:
Location: Red Lion Columbia Center, Kennewick
Address: 1101 N Columbia Center Blvd, Kennewick, WA 99336

Get Directions on Google Maps

 

The New Fire Fighters Conference is a program of the IAFF 7th District.  For more information, contact IAFF VP Ricky Walsh.

 

The program is intended for new members born in 1987 – or later or on-the-job less than five years and covers:

  • Workplace Safety
  • Labor History
  • Coping with Generational Differences on the Job
  • Leadership Skills</li

More detailed information is available on our WSCFF webpage.

IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery

The IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery is a one-of-a-kind addiction treatment facility specializing in PTSD for IAFF members – and IAFF members only – who are struggling with addiction, PTSD other related behavioral health challenges to receive the help they need in taking the first steps toward recovery. It is a safe haven for members to talk with other members who have faced or overcome similar challenges.

Care for your unique needs

If you’re struggling with post-traumatic stress along with co-occurring depression, anxiety or substance abuse disorders, you need treatment from professionals who understand the fire service culture and the unique pressures of your job. The IAFF Center of Excellence connects you to best-practice, evidence-based therapies delivered by clinicians who understand the types of trauma you experience on a day-to-day basis.

Completely confidential treatment

Center staff cannot discuss your treatment with anyone — your fire department, family or friends — unless given explicit permission by you. This applies before, during and after your stay at the IAFF Center of Excellence.

Our Partner: Advanced Recovery Systems

With seven treatment centers across the United States, the continuum of care provided by Advanced Recovery Systems is unsurpassed. The IAFF has partnered with Advanced Recovery Systems to provide members with specialized treatment for the everyday stressors that trigger PTSD, behavioral health disorders and substance abuse.

IAFF CENTER OF EXCELLENCE

13400 Edgemeade Rd
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
(301) 327-1955
www.iaffrecoverycenter.com