Starting with your original animation, create a new layer and then import the image into it. Be sure to give your layer a distinct name not already in use by another layer. Don't bother trying to drag your layer to the bottom position of the layer stack; it's a nightmare. Instead, move the layer to the second from bottom position, and then drag the bottom (or background) layer above it.
Once the image has been added to its own layer, and that layer has been named and correctly positioned, you're ready to share it to other states. Select the layer in the Layers panel, ctrl-click for the contextual menu, and choose Share Layer to States.
Thanks for the response.
You know I tried that exact thing the only difference being I didn't change the layer names. So not naming the layers would keep that from working ?? Also as you eluded to draging layers to position them in fireworks is a delicate operation. It always seems to take 2 or 3 times to get it to drop where you want it. I named the layers and it works as you said. Unfortunately I was really pressed for time so I had already given up on fireworks and just composited the SEQ with the BG layer in AE and kicked out another PNG SEQ and then open that "as animation" in Fireworks and then optimized and exported as a gif. So there are allways several ways to do things.
The drag-and-drop UX of Fireworks' Layers panel drives me nuts! I've been meaning to write a post on the subject, but it would take a while to document all the ins-and-outs, and where exactly it goes wrong.
The layer-naming recommendation might have been overkill; it just seemed like a good idea, erring on the side of caution. At the very least, it might help a user to keep better track of the layers across states.
Yeah, there are usually multiple ways to do things; glad you found a workaround.