The State Board for Volunteer Firefighters and Reserve Officers administers the Volunteer Firefighters; and Reserve Officers; Relief and Pension Act (RCW 41.24).
This web site has been developed to enable Volunteer Fire Fighters and Reserve Officers to find the resources they need.


Brigette K. Smith to Retire from the

Board for Volunteer Firefighters and Reserve Officers

For the last sixteen years, Brigette K. Smith has worked tirelessly as the Executive Secretary for the Board for Volunteer Firefighters and Reserve Officers.  As many of you know, she started her career in public service as a junior high teacher and a volunteer Firefighter.  Between her years as a teacher and her time served with the Board, she has enough years of service to retire both from the Board and from her fire service career.

We know that Brigette’s decision to retire did not come easily and without great sadness.  She has enjoyed her time with the Board and has been happy to be a part of the fire service family.  We respect her decision to slow her life down, move back to Wisconsin where she was born, and her extended family lives, and enjoy a quasi-retired status.

The Board has already begun the recruitment process, and we encourage all parties interested in the position to review the description and apply at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/1552002/executive-secretary-10224.



Jay Hughes, Board Chair

Board for Volunteer Firefighters and Reserve Officers




2016 WAC Hearings

October 27th, 6:00pm

Yakima Convention Ctr.
Room A
10 N. 8th Street
Yakima, WA 98901

Amending WAC 491-02 to adopt actuarial tables for use in calculating pensions

Amending WAC 491-04 for the appeals process

2017 Board Meetings

January 24th

April 28th

July 21st

October 6th

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GASB 67 changed the way that local governments have to report their proportional share of pension system assets and liabilities. 

Click here to access your department’s proportional share of the Volunteer Firefighter’s and Reserve Officer’s Pension.  For more information regarding reporting requirements, please refer to the July 2014 edition of the WA State Auditor's newsletter  or contact your auditor. 

*The BVFF&RO provides this information for your convenience, but cannot offer information or direction regarding BARS requirements.





Contact Info:
State of Washington 
Board for Volunteer Firefighters 
and Reserve Officers 
PO Box 114, Olympia, WA 98507
Phone: 360-753-7318 
Toll Free: 877-753-7318 
Fax: 360-586-1987