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.

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