Chelan Fire and Rescue's 2013 Annual Banquet Awards

Chelan Fire & Rescue
232 E. Wapato, PO Box 1317 Chelan, WA 98816

PH: 509-682-4476, Fax: 509-682-3297


Press Release
Date: February 27, 2014
For more information:  509-682-4476

 “Sorry We Missed You” Door Hangers Let Residents Know Firefighters Stopped By

Chelan Firefighters Canvas Neighborhoods for Home Safety Visits and Free Smoke Alarm Installations

As a part of Chelan Fire and Rescue’s smoke alarm installation and home safety program firefighters are canvassing neighborhoods inviting residents to participate.  During their visits they will be providing life saving information and installing free smoke alarms where needed. In an effort to make as many people as possible, aware of this program firefighters will leave an informative door hanger at residence where no one was found to be at home at the time of their visit.

The ultimate goal of this program is to make sure local residents have the needed information to prevent fires in their homes and the protection which comes with having working smoke alarms.  It is open to all residence of Chelan and was made possible through a grant from the Washington State Association of Fire Marshals.  The program is part of a community-wide fire prevention effort designed to reach out to local residents, including seniors, families with young children and residents of neighborhoods, who are most vulnerable to fire deaths.

Anyone living in Chelan Fire and Rescue’s response area (Chelan, South Shore, Union Valley, Howard Flats, Chelan Falls) is encouraged to take advantage of this exciting life saving service being provided free of charge.  If residents discover a door hanger at their home they are encouraged to simply call 509-682-4476 to schedule a home safety visit and firefighters will gladly come back to provide the home safety visit and install free smoke alarms where needed in the home.

Please contact the fire department at 509-682-4476 if you have questions or visit for more information on this program and ways you can keep your home and family safe from fire.




2013 Year in Pictures

2013 Board of Commissioners
Jim Malvey, Rick Nedrow & Robert Gervais

2013 Recruit Class Graduation
Recognizing Nick & Sean for their Military Service
Ice Rescue Training Ice Rescue Training Zirkle Warehouse Live Fire Training
Zirkle Warehouse Live Fire Training Zirkle Warehouse Live Fire Training Zirkle Warehouse Live Fire Training
Master Stream Operations Training Oil Spill Response Training Union Valley House Live Fire Training
Brush Fire - 06/17/13 Bear Mountain Brush Fire - 08/10/13 Brush Fire - 10/26/13
Zirkle Warehouse Live Fire Training Planning for Live Fire Training Union Valley House Live Fire Training
Freddy the Fire Engine with Admirers
Halloween 2013
Washer, Dryer & Laundry Basket
Halloween 2013
Santa Visiting the Holiday Social

First Alarm by Fire Chief Tim Lemon 

First Alarm – Chelan Fire and Rescue (CFR) responded to 9 Emergency calls from 01/03/2014 to 01/09/2013. 7– medical aid calls, 1 – motor vehicle accident and 1 – brush fire. See below for significant calls this week:

01/08/2014 around 1920 hours, Rescue 71 and Medic 3171 responded to a one vehicle roll over in the area of Little Butte and Chukar Hill Road. Units on scene found a car on its top in the ditch. The occupant had walked back to a residence. Rescue 71 checked the car while Medic 3171 contacted the patient who was un-injured and did not require medical attention. Icy roads contributed to the accident.

01/03/2014 at around 1345 hours, Captain 703, Rescue 71, Brush 71 and Tender 72 responded to a brush fire in the area 21 Chelan Falls Road. First unit on scene reported a 50 foot x 50 foot fire burning in light to medium fuels under the power lines. It took personnel just under 10 minutes to bring the brush fire under control. Cause of the fire was a bird that shorted out on the power lines, caught fire and fell to the ground.  




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