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.
Information for current participants can be found on the FIIRE participant information page.
Who is eligible?
- Fire departments who purchase workers’ compensation insurance through the State Fund with reported hours in risk class 6904 (salaried firefighters of cities or towns).
- The account is in good standing as outlined in WAC 296-17-31004.
How do I participate?
- The FIIRE Program year runs from January 1 through December 31 annually, and sign up happens in the fall. Get email notification when the next FIIRE enrollment period is open.
For additional information, please contact us at: FIIRE@lni.wa.gov