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Minimizing the effects of wildfire smoke during COVID-19

Wildfire smoke occurring during the COVID-19 pandemic can increase susceptibility to the virus and other infections by causing irritation to the respiratory system, resulting in altered immune function. For more information on how to reduce risk form wildfire smoke click on the link below – U.S. Fire Administration https://www.usfa.fema.gov/current_events/062920.html

05-27-2020 Brush Fire

At 1833 today, Chelan Fire &Rescue crews were dispatched to a reported brush fire in the area of S. Bradley St. and Prospect St.  Calling parties had reported an approximately 10′ x 10′ had started in medium fuels (grass and brush) near the Butte trail.  Units arrived at 1837 to find that the fire had […]

Chelan Fire and Rescue Welcomes Seasonal Firefighters

Firefighter/EMT Stephanie Preheim and Firefighter/EMT Mitchell Matthews will be joining the Chelan Fire & Rescue Team as seasonal firefighters for the 2020 Fire Season.  The addition of these two seasonal employees will give our community the additional staffing needed to accommodate the seasonal call volume increase during our daily peak operating periods.   Both Stephanie and […]

Changing of the Fire Chief

Fire Chief Tim Lemon has moved his last day with Chelan Fire and Rescue up to July 31, 2019 with approval of the Board of Fire Commissioners. Chief Lemon has been selected to be the next Fire Chief of North Whidbey Fire and Rescue and is expected to take-up his new position in early August. […]

Grant Funded Breathing Apparatus

SCBA’s are the lifeline for Firefighters in harmful atmospheres. Tonight is the inservice for Chelan Fire and Rescues grant awarded SCBA’s. These 49 new airpacks have the latest safety features and a higher capacity of air to allow us longer time inside a burning home to search for possible victims and attack the fire. Entiat […]