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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 […]