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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 4,916,000
Net change from current biennium 3,795,000 Increase
Percent change from current biennium 338.5% Increase

Operating Budget: Summary

Appropriated Funds

2019-21 Appropriations Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance   2017-19 Actual 2019-21 Estimated 2021-23 Proposed
16,653,000 15,532,000 Vol Firefight/Res Off Administrativ - State 965,798 1,121,000 4,916,000
16,653,000 15,532,000 Total Appropriated Funds 965,798 1,121,000 4,916,000

Non-Appropriated Funds

2019-21 Non-Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Balance Non-Apropriated Funds 2017-19 Actual 2019-21 Estimated 2021-23 Proposed
Industrial Insurance Premium Refund - Nonappropriated 1,589
267,494 267,494 Info Tech Invest Rev Acct - Nonappropriated
Vol Firefight/Res Off R/P Principal - Nonappropriated 25,756,771
267,494 267,494 Total Non-Appropriated Funds 25,758,360

Operating Budget: Program Summary

Program Title Actual Estimated Proposed
Actual Estimated Estimated Proposed Proposed
Annual Total 495,425 608,056 222,216 1,878,000 3,038,000

Operating Budget: Change from Preceding Biennium

Actual Estimated Proposed
Amount Percent Amount Percent Amount Percent
126,317 15.0% (137,115) (14.2%) 4,085,728 492.1%

Employment Summary

  Actual Estimated Proposed
  2018-19 Actual 2019-20 Estimated 2020-21 Estimated 2021-22 Proposed 2022-23 Proposed
FTE Staff Years 3.9 3.4 3.0 4.0 4.0