07-16-18 Brush Fire – 17975 South Lake Shore

Chelan Fire and Rescue was responded to a brush fire on S. Lakeshore road just past Fields Point. The first apparatus arrived at 5:37 and reported a working brush fire approximately 2 acres in size. A second alarm was requested. Battalion 7, Chief 701, Rescue 71, Brush 74, 79, Tenders 71, 73, 74, 75 and Support 71 responded with a total of seventeen personnel. At 6:07 a.m. the  fire was contained and crews moved to mop/overhaul mode.

07-13-18 Structure Fire – Apple Acres Rd

Chelan Fire and Rescue responded to a report of a structure fire with smoke and flames showing on Apple Acres Rd. Three occupants and two pets were able to escape prior to arrival but firefighters found one dog unresponsive while extinguishing the fire. Resuscitation efforts were unfortunately unsuccessful. Firefighters faced extreme temperatures and 30 mph wind gusts but were able to keep it from spreading to the nearby brush. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

05-17-18 Early Morning Brush Fire

Chelan Fire and Rescue responded to an early morning brush fire on 05/17/2018 at 0745hr in the area of Golden Drive and SR97A. Responding units included Rescue 71, Brush 79, Brush 71 and Chief 701 with a total of six personnel. First unit on scene report a working grass/brush fire about 100 feet x 100 feet being pushed by winds to the east. Chief 701 established command, assigned Brush 71 to the north flank, Brush 79 to the head of the fire and Brush 71 to the west side of the fire. The fire was contained in 11 minutes 36 second from 911 call and completely out after crews finished mopped up hot spots. Total call time 24 minutes 49 seconds.

Structure Protection Training

Volunteer Firefighter Recruits from Chelan Fire and Rescue, Entiat Fire Department and Orondo Fire Department train over the weekend.

Great weekend class with a lot of energy, hard work and heart by all the Volunteer Firefighter Recruits. Big thanks to Chief Asher for helping out as a primary instructor; Dan Minor, Jon Mendoza, James Park, Cody Evans, Mark Cooper, Adam Jones and Brian Asher for serving as company officers / secondary instructors and Marcia Holmdahl, Robert Takagi and Lee Jones for providing support services.

The weekend training started at 8 AM and end at 5 PM on Saturday and Sunday. The recruits worked through the heat of the day developing their skills and competencies. Weekend Firefighter Fundamental on Saturday included SCBA donning and re-servicing, hose and connections, hydrants and heeling LDH, pulling preconnects and reloading, hose handling of charged 1½” and 2½” attack lines with and without hose straps and nozzle operations. Sunday the recruits tackled extension ladder deployment, carrying roof ladder up an extension ladder, climbing Ladder 71 and a SCBA confidence/usage course. After lunch it was hose evolutions all afternoon until the end of the day when we conducted engine company evaluations. All the crews did well, Engine 72 under the direction of Dan Miner took best company of the weekend followed by Engine 79 with Cody Evans in charge.

Again, great job by all involved, we saw a lot of effort and heart all weekend. Send my apologies and thanks to the mom’s and wife’s that sent their Firefighters to training instead of home celebrating Mom’s Day.

Chief Lemon


Congratulation Firefighter/EMT’s Marco Aurilio and Joe Cox

Congratulation to Firefighter/EMT Marco Aurilio and Joe Cox on successfully completing their probationary year with Chelan Fire and Rescue. FF/EMT Marco Aurilio and Joe Cox have been promoted to Firefighter 3rd Class.

5th Wheel Camper Trailer Fire

Chelan Fire and Rescue responded to a 5th wheel camper trailer fire this morning (05/09/2018) around 0527 hour at 91 Apple Acres Road. Command 7, Engine 71 and Tender 71 responded to the incident. Engine 71 arrived on scene within 11 minutes 7 seconds of the 911 call and reported a fully involved 5th wheel camper trailer mostly burn to the ground with exposure to electrical service transformer located next to the trailer on the ground. Engine 71’s crew contained the fire to the trailer and used defensive fire tactics to extinguish the fire. Tender 71 was called in to provide water support. There was no indication of any occupants in or at the trailer at the time of the fire. Fire is under investigation by the Chelan County Fire Marshal Office.

Congratulations Firefighter/EMT’s Tyee Zacher and Steve Saugen on your promotion

Congratulation to Firefighter/EMT’s Tyee Zacher and Steve Saugen on successfully completing the probationary year with Chelan Fire and Rescue. FF/EMT’s Tyee Zacher and Steve Saugen have been promoted to Firefighter 3rd Class.

Firefighter/EMT Steve Saugen           Firefighter/EMT Tyee Zacher









Congratulations Firefighter Rains On Your Promotion

Congratulation to Firefighter/EMT Taylor Rain on successfully completing this probationary year with Chelan Fire and Rescue.

New Assistant Fire Chief Brandon Asher

Help us welcome new Assistant Fire Chief of Volunteer Services Brandon Asher to the teams of Chelan Fire and Rescue(Chelan), Chelan County Fire Protection District 8 (Entiat) and Douglas County Fire Protection District 4 (Orondo). Assistant Chief Asher will be working with the three departments in the areas of Volunteer Firefighter Recruitment, Volunteer Firefighter Training and Volunteer Firefighter Retention. The three departments’ in 2016 applied for a four year regional FEMA SAFER Grant in the amount of $947,534.00 to hire this position and enhance our volunteer programs and volunteer recruitment efforts. Assistant Chief Asher started his career as a volunteer with Chelan County Fire Protection District 8 (Entiat) back in 1993 where his father serves as the Fire Chief. Assistant Chief Asher was first hired by Moses Lake Fire Department in 1998 where he spent five years as a Firefighter/EMT before moving on to the Arlington Fire department where he served 15 years working his way up the ranks to Fire Captain. We are happy to have Assistant Chief Asher join our team(s) and we are happy to bring some of our Federal Tax funds back into our communities to fund this program for the next four year said Fire Chief Tim Lemon.