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AGO 2006 No. 19 >  November 21, 2006
FIREFIGHTERS - PENSIONS - CITIES AND TOWNS
Whether certain payments to current firefighters are “basic salary” for purposes of calculating pensions under RCW 41.18. An increase in salary generally payable to all current firefighters, such as additional payment to all firefighters for qualifying as Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs), is “basic salary” for purposes of calculating the pensions of firefighters retired under RCW 41.18; by contrast, employer contributions to a deferred compensation plan would not meet the “basic salary” definition of the same statute.
AGO 1994 No. 12 >  September 2, 1994
FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICTS - CITIES - FIREFIGHTERS - PENSION LIABILITIES - MUNICIPAL CORPORATIONS - ANNEXATION - PUBLIC FUNDS
Transfer of assets and liabilities of pension system upon annexation of a portion of one municipality's territory by another municipality 1.  If, through annexation or incorporation, a city acquires more than 60 percent, but less than 100 percent, of the assessed valuation of the real property of a fire protection district, all of the district's assets and a proportionate share of the district's liabilities, pension fund assets and liabilities excepted, are transferred to the city.  2.  If, through annexation or incorporation, a city acquires more than 60 percent, but less than 100 percent, of the assessed valuation of the real property of a fire protection district which has existing liabilities for pension obligations established pursuant to chapter 41.16 or 41.18 RCW, and has funds dedicated for the payment of such obligations, both the liabilities and the assets are retained by the fire protection district.
AGO 1989 No. 20 >  October 27, 1989
CITIES - CIVIL SERVICE - POLICE - FIREFIGHTERS
CITIES ‑- FIREFIGHTERS ‑- POLICE ‑- CIVIL SERVICE Because of RCW 41.08.040 and RCW 41.12.040, the secretary/chief examiner of a civil service commission created under chapter 41.08 or chapter 41.12 RCW must be either an existing employee of the city or a city resident; these provisions were left undisturbed when the current versions of RCW 41.08.075 and 41.12.075 were enacted.
AGO 1999 No. 6 >  July 12, 1999
LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS - FIREFIGHTERS - PRISONS - EMERGENCY MEDICAL PERSONNEL - MINORS - FIREARMS
Eligibility of persons between the ages of 18 and 21 to serve in various positions There is no statute barring a person over 18 years of age but less than 21 years of age from serving as a law enforcement officer, a prison guard, a firefighter, or a paramedic, provided that the person otherwise meets all qualifications for the job in question.
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