Founded in 1939, the Washington State Council of Fire Fighters (WSCFF) has worked to provide our membership the best possible working conditions and the safest possible working environment, along with fair compensation and benefits. The Council is comprised of more than 9,000 fire fighters, EMTs, and paramedics organized into 129 affiliated local unions of the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF).
The LEOFF 2 Ombudsman provides individual disability and survivor consultation to LEOFF 2 members and their dependents.
Answers questions relating to process, timing and what to expect.
Provides information to assist you in making educated decisions. Works with outside agencies to assist on behalf of members.
Maintains a network of federal, state, and local disability and survivor resources. Identifies organizational roadblocks running counter to constituent interests and tracks problem areas.
Makes recommendations for changes to policies or procedures.
Conducts educational presentations to employers and stakeholder groups on disability and survivor options for their employees and constituents.
The Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) is a diverse state agency dedicated to the safety, health, and security of Washington's 3.3 million workers. We help employers meet safety and health standards, and we inspect workplaces when alerted to hazards.
As administrators of the state's workers' compensation system, we are similar to a large insurance company, providing medical and limited wage-replacement coverage to workers who suffer job-related injuries and illness. Our rules and enforcement programs also help ensure workers are paid what they are owed, that children's and teens' work hours are limited, and that consumers are protected from unsound building practices.
The Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals (BIIA) is a state agency that is independent from the Department of Labor and Industries (L&I). The BIIA hears appeals from decisions made by L&I in several areas. The three principal types of appeals are:
Industrial insurance (workers' compensation)
Safety citations under the Washington Industrial Safety and Health Act (WISHA)
Employer Premium (tax assessments and classifications)
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Project Help offers help to anyone with Washington state industrial insurance questions and concerns
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The FIIRE Program is a safety initiative for employers of professional firefighters. The goal is to reduce incidence of firefighter occupational injuries and illnesses through proactive risk management and implementation of best practices according to RCW 51.04.170. L&I partnered with representatives from the Washington Fire Chiefs (WFC) and the Washington State Council of Fire Fighters (WSCFF) to develop the Firefighter Injury and Illness Reduction (FIIRE) Program.
Fire Departments who participate in the FIIRE Program will receive a discount on their workers’ compensation insurance premiums for risk class 6904 and are eligible to apply for grant funding to purchase additional equipment and other gear to implement the best practices. Fire departments must engage for at least one year.
WE HELP FIREFIGHTERS AND THEIR FAMILIES COPE WITH CANCER
Since 2005, the nonprofit Firefighter Cancer Support Network (FCSN) has provided assistance and one-on-one mentoring to thousands of cancer-stricken firefighters and their families. FCSN also delivers extensive firefighter cancer awareness and prevention training nationwide.
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) unites the leading research teams and cancer specialists from Fred Hutch, Seattle Children’s and UW Medicine. At SCCA, our sole purpose is the pursuit of better, longer, richer lives for our patients.
We Believe Community is Stronger than Cancer
MyLifeLine exists to easily connect cancer patients and caregivers with friends and family in order to reduce stress, anxiety and isolation.
By creating your own private website, our goal is to help you find hope, regain control, document your journey, and receive social, emotional, and practical support from friends and family throughout the treatment process and beyond.
On MyLifeLine discussion boards, you can connect with others like you. Share your unique cancer experiences and offer insights, coping strategies and inspiration. Covering a wide range of topics, our discussion boards are moderated by licensed mental health professionals and are available 24/7.
Cancer and Careers empowers and educates people with cancer to thrive in their workplace, by providing expert advice, interactive tools and educational events.
From the launch of the very first CaringBridge site, we’ve been working toward a single vision: a world where no one goes through a health journey alone. In order to turn this vision into reality, we’ve made it our mission to build bridges of care and communication providing love and support on a health journey.
A health journey of any kind—diagnosis, injury, illness, pregnancy complications, or other experiences—is difficult to endure alone. Too often, patients and caregivers feel isolated at a time when support matters most. In these moments, there’s no match for the power of community, because healing happens when we’re surrounded by our loved ones.
CareCalendar is the original free website to organize meals and other help for families during a time of illness, recovery or a life changing event, such as the birth of a baby or death of a family member.
When a loved one needs help, simply list the help that is needed. Family and friends can then sign up to fill those needs. Like an online signup sheet, only better.
Launched in 2002 for patients with cancer, survivors and their caregivers, CURE® Media Group’s flagship magazine and online resource curetoday.com provide access to leading resources and information that serve as a guide to every stage of the cancer experience. In 2014, MJH Life Sciences™ acquired Cure Media Group, and since then our award-winning editorial and creative teams deliver Cancer Updates, Research, and Education to connect the cancer community and empower individual journeys.
CURE® has become the largest consumer magazine in the United States focused entirely on cancer, and the only one to be an audited member of BPA Worldwide. With a total circulation of 285,000, individual subscribers account for over 140,000 of that figure, with the remainder including cancer centers and advocacy groups around the country. Our dedicated website, curetoday.com, regularly receives over 1 million page views monthly. CURE®’s time-tested approach combines science, humanity and technology to make cancer understandable for patients and their caregivers.
When you manage an employee with cancer well, you provide an invaluable service to the employee, inspiration to the team, and benefit to the company. It can be personally rewarding, as well.
Workplace Transitions is a collaboration of companies and organizations committed to helping people touched by cancer.
Create a Free Support Website to Journal Your Story, Fundraise & Rally Patient Support.
Custom tailor your care website with the features you need. Enable fundraising, make your site private, approve posts before they are visible, or don't. It's all up to you.
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