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Board for Volunteer Firefighters

RCW 41.24

The Board for Volunteer Fire Fighters and Reserve Officers administers the Volunteer Fire Fighters' and Reserve Officers' Relief and Pension Act, which provides medical, disability, and survivor's benefits for volunteer firefighters, commissioned reserve law enforcement officers, and volunteer emergency workers of emergency medical service districts who are injured in the performance of their duty. The act also provides a pension plan that serves as an incentive to keep volunteer firefighters, emergency medical service district volunteers, and reserve law enforcement officers active for longer periods of time.

Agency Mission

The Board for Volunteer Fire Fighters and Reserve Officers administers efficiently, economically, and in conformance with all applicable statutes and accounting standards the Volunteer Fire Fighters' and Reserve Officers' Relief and Pension Act, RCW 41.24. By doing so, volunteer firefighters, emergency medical district volunteers, and reserve law enforcement officers are provided protection in case of injury or death in the performance of duty as well as a pension plan to provide them an incentive to continue serving while encouraging other citizens to volunteer.
Request 1,313,000
Net change from current biennium 96,000 Increase
Percent change from current biennium 7.9% Increase

Operating Budget: Summary

Appropriated Funds

2017-19 Appropriations Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance   2015-17 Actual 2017-19 Estimated 2019-21 Proposed
1,217,000 Vol Firefight/Res Off Administrativ - State 841,070 1,217,000 1,313,000
1,217,000 Total Appropriated Funds 841,070 1,217,000 1,313,000

Non-Appropriated Funds

2017-19 Non-Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Balance Non-Apropriated Funds 2015-17 Actual 2017-19 Estimated 2019-21 Proposed
Vol Firefight/Res Off R/P Principal - Nonappropriated 24,539,705
Total Non-Appropriated Funds 24,539,705

Operating Budget: Program Summary

Program Title Actual Estimated Proposed
Actual Estimated Estimated Proposed Proposed
Annual Total 460,317 471,962 237,713 786,000 527,000

Operating Budget: Change from Preceding Biennium

Actual Estimated Proposed
Amount Percent Amount Percent Amount Percent
42,072 5.3% (131,395) (15.6%) 603,325 85.0%

Employment Summary

  Actual Estimated Proposed
  2016-17 Actual 2017-18 Estimated 2018-19 Estimated 2019-20 Proposed 2020-21 Proposed
FTE Staff Years 3.3 3.7 4.0 4.0 4.0