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Management Excellence Award

Chelan Fire and Rescue Received 2nd place in the Washington State Fire Commissioners Association “Management Excellence Award Program” for Category B Class fire departments. Chelan Fire and Rescue’s Leadership/Management team and fire department were recognized by the Washington State Fire Commissioner Association at their Fall Conference in Spokane October 26, 2018. Chelan Fire and Rescue […]

$829,011 Grant Funds for Breathing Apparatus

Chelan Fire and Rescue, in conjunction with Chelan County Fire Protection District 8 (Entiat) and Douglas County Fire Protection District 4 (Orondo) were notified this week that we have been awarded a third FEMA grant in the amount of $829,011. The purpose of this grant is to replace all the Self Contain Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) […]

Chelan Fire and Rescue reduces on duty career staffing in 2019

Chelan Fire and Rescue will not be retaining the six SAFER Grant Firefighter/EMT positions after funding runs out on December 31, 2018. This will reduce the career duty shift staff from twelve (four per shift) employees back to six firefighters (two per shift), which provides two career firefighter on-duty 24 hours a day 87% of […]

08-08-18 Car / Brush Fire

On Wednesday evening 8/8/18, Chelan Fire & Rescue was dispatched to a report of a Brush Fire near the area of Pat & Mike’s on South Lakeshore Road. Enroute to the call, RiverCom 911 advised responding units that this would be vehicle fire with encroachment on grass and brush near the Hawks Meadow entrance off […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]