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Chelan Fire and Rescue would like to welcome Jay Witherbee as our newest Fire Commissioner.

Jay will be filling Commissioner Position 2 that was vacated March of this year. The final selection process was conducted by the Chelan County Commissioners.

BURN BAN 06-01-2018 

The Fire Advisory Board has put in effect the burn ban as of 6/1/18. Below is the explanation from Chelan County Fire Marshal Bob Plumb.

Travel restrictions.

(A) Moderate restrictions include:

(i) No operation of any motor vehicles off the roadway;

Activity restrictions

(A) Moderate restrictions include:

(i) Restricted Open Flame Devices. No person shall operate or use any device liable to start or cause fire in or upon any moderate fire hazard area, except by the authority of a written permit or approval from the appropriate fire protection agency; provided, however, that no permit will be required if such use is within a habited premises or area directly related thereto;

(ii) Restricted Outdoor Fires. No person shall build, ignite, or maintain any outdoor fire of any kind or character, or for any purpose whatsoever, in a moderate fire hazard area, except for recreational residential campfires burning in a campfire area installed in accordance with the Chelan County fire advisory board guidelines or except by authority of a written permit from the appropriate fire protection agency. (Campfire area is an outdoor fire burning area for recreational fires where natural wood materials other than rubbish can be burned. The campfire area must have all combustible material removed down to mineral soil and shall have a containment area of either rock, metal, concrete or any other noncombustible material and shall not be more than thirty-six inches in diameter.)

(iii) Portable fireplaces/pits/chimineas are approved providing they are placed on noncombustible material or all noncombustible material is removed to mineral soil with all combustible material one and one-half feet around the portable fireplace/pit/chiminea removed. Only natural wood materials shall be burned in the portable fireplace/pit/chiminea and the fuel shall not extend outside the portable fireplace/pit/chiminea.

https://chelan7.com/safety-prevention/burn-ban-information/

For more information call the fire station at 509-682-4476

Chelan Fire and Rescue is currently seeking Volunteer Emergency Responders!

Come join our team and serve your community. Positions are available in structural firefighting, wildland firefighting, ems, and support services. Contact Assistant Chief Brandon Asher at (509)682-4476 for more information.

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Chelan Fire and Rescue (Chelan County Fire Protection District 7) has been in existence since 1926. The agency is a Fire Protection District, organized under Title 52 of the Revised Code of Washington. Chelan Fire and Rescue’s jurisdiction is located in Northeast Chelan County, covering 125 square miles around Lake Chelan and surrounding areas. These areas include: The City of Chelan, Chelan Falls, Union Valley, South Lake Shore, 25 Mile Creek, the north side of Lake Chelan from the City of Chelan to Manson, Chelan Airport, and Howard Flats up to the Chelan/Okanogan County line.