Board of Volunteer Firefighter Trustees
The State Board for Volunteer Firefighters and Reserve Officers administers the Volunteer Firefighters’ and Reserve Officers’ Relief and Pension Act (RCW 41.24). The State Board consists of five members of fire departments covered by the Act, and appointed by the governor to serve overlapping six year terms. All board members must be from different congressional districts. This board appoints an executive secretary to handle the day-to-day responsibilities of administering the Act. The State Board holds public meetings at least four times a year. It supplies all forms, reviews all claims, certifies all retirements and authorizes all payments from the Volunteer Firefighters’ and Reserve Officers’ Relief and Pension Fund.
In Tumwater, our local board of trustees is headed by our Fire Chief, the Tumwater Mayor and City Administrator. The Tumwater Board of Trustees works in conjunction with the State Board to facilitate any needs brought up by the volunteer fire fighters in accordance with the Volunteer Firefighters’ and Reserve Officers’ Relief and Pension Act.