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  • U.S./WA Elections: Still time 2 Register N' Vote!! ( Sign Pick Up reminder, too)

    Posted in Political Action, Public News on Oct 30, 2020

    Brothers and Sisters,

    We are all a bit stressed and Covided OUT.  That stated, we have an amazing upcoming opportunity...a chance to Vote!!  It's our privelege and responsibility in this amazing democracy.  It may also assist in improving your hours, wages and working conditions.  Yet, some of us have yet to take care of our own ballot.  Let's fix that...


    The Whatcom Auditor will have Election Services Special Hours this Saturday.

    The Election Division of the Auditor’s Office will be open on Saturday, October 31st, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, to facilitate in person registrations or to acce...

  • Not Registered to Vote Yet? Still time...

    Posted in Political Action, Public News on Oct 19, 2020

    Brothers and Sisters,

    Not too late to register to vote.  If you have not yet, step up! :). I'd suggest it is our civic responsitiblity to vote.  Folks literally are willing to fight to the death around the world to be part of a true vote.  Voting by mail is safe, easy and secure.   Washignton citizens have been voting by mail since 2011.



    Registered voters in Washington State should have alreqady received their ballot in the mai...

  • 2020 Local 106/WSCFF/IAFF General Election Endorsements

    Posted in Political Action, Public News on Oct 13, 2020




    Bellingham/Whatcom Co. Firefighters IAFF Local #106 Endorsements

    U.S. Congress

    DIST. 1: DelBene 

    DIST. 2: Larsen

    WA GOVERNOR:  Inslee

    40TH DIST, SENATE: Lovelett

    40TH DIST, HOUSE POS. 1: Lekanoff 


    42ND DIST, POSITION 1: Rule 

    42ND DIST, POSITION 2: Shewmake



    Washington Sta...

  • 2020 Primary Election Endorsements

    Posted in Political Action, Public News on Jul 16, 2020


                             2020 Primary Election Endorsements 

                      Bellingham/Whatcom Co. Professional Firefighters, IAFF Local 106



    DISTRICT 1: DelBene 

    DISTRICT 2: Larsen


    WA GOVERNOR: Inslee



    40TH DISTRICT, SENATE: Lovelett



    42ND DISTRICT, POSITION 2: Shewmake

  • Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. ~Dr. Martin Luther King

    Posted in Member News, Public News on Jun 18, 2020

    Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. ~Dr. Martin Luther King

    As a young person growing up, the teachings of Dr. King had a major influence on my life. Dr. King was an unparalleled leader in a tumultuous time in American history leading the way for the civil rights of Black Americans at a time when racism was even more insidious and overt. Dr. King spoke not only against racial inequality but for all forms of social injustice. Most importantly, Dr. King promoted non-violent methods of protest to get his message of freedom...

  • Why Biden...Part II

    Posted in Political Action, Public News on Jun 04, 2020

    So What Have You Done For Me Lately???

    Joe has been: 

    Providing for Families of the Fallen

    • Early in his Senate career, Biden championed the Public Safety Officers Benefit (PSOB) program, which provides death benefits to the families of fallen fire fighters.
    • Later, Biden introduced and passed legislation to increase PSOB benefits from $150,000 to $250,000, and indexed it to inflation so the benefit is now $340,000.
    • Biden supported and helped enact legislation extending PSOB benefits to fire department chaplains and individuals named in fire fighters’ wills.
    • When the Department of Ju...

  • BWCFFBF 2020 Senior Scholarships

    Posted in Public News on May 21, 2020

    The BWCFFBF (Bellingham-Whatcom County Firefighters Benevolent Foundation was able to award $5000 in scholarships to local Whatcom County High School Graduating Seniors this year!! The seven students were selected from 13 applicants. Two of the students are children of L106 members.

    Here are the students and amounts they will be receiving:

    Kali Cook  (Matt Cook L-106)  $900   Bachelor of Science in Nursing

    Jensen Kintzele  (Rob Kintzele L-106)  $900  Statistics /Systems Analyst degree with minor in Leadership 

    Quentin Icay  $700    Fire Science

    Jocelyn Tovar  $700  EMT/Paramedic/RN

    Makenzie Fl...

  • Want to BE the Change in your Democracy? File as a PCO Candidate...(now)

    Posted in Political Action, Public News on May 11, 2020

    IF you consider yourself supportive of one of the two largest political parties, or if you are already politically active within one such party, you may consider running as a Precinct Caucus Officer (PCO).  This position is a 'neighborhood' job in which you represent your neighbors at the lowest political level, the 'precinct', deciding Party platforms and voting within the structure of that political party at the state level, and maybe even the National Level (read: Democrat or Republican National Convention).   I am the Democrat PCO for my neighborhood, the 216th precinct.  There are Republi...

  • Alcoa Plant Closure: Petition to The President

    Posted in Political Action, Public News on May 07, 2020


    Brothers and Sisters,

    The economic impact of Alcoa closing its Italco aluminum smelter this June will be devestating for Whatcom County.  It means a loss of over 700 family wage union jobs.  It will also mean handing over one more large aspect of infracsture overseas and once again putting our country in a challenging spot when it comes to providing ourselves needed resources.

    Senators Murray and Cantwell, as well and Congress Members Larsen and DelBene are working on a higher level to mimimize the impact this could have.  You can do somethingm, too:  Please take action using the following a...

  • Joe Biden: WHY is my Union Endorsing??!!

    Posted in Political Action, Public News on Mar 06, 2020

    Joe’s Record of Support for Fire Fighters

    As president, Joe Biden will continue to stand up for working families and public safety, just as he has throughout his political career. He will be a leader on issues that give fire fighters a voice on protecting their community.

    We know this because Joe has been with fire fighters - personally and publicly – since he was first elected to the U.S. Senate. His record on the issues important to public safety and to our members is clear - he has had and always will have our back.

    Joe’s record speaks for itself.

    • In an effort to give fire fighters and ot...