New Assistant Fire Chief Brandon Asher

Help us welcome new Assistant Fire Chief of Volunteer Services Brandon Asher to the teams of Chelan Fire and Rescue(Chelan), Chelan County Fire Protection District 8 (Entiat) and Douglas County Fire Protection District 4 (Orondo). Assistant Chief Asher will be working with the three departments in the areas of Volunteer Firefighter Recruitment, Volunteer Firefighter Training and Volunteer Firefighter Retention. The three departments’ in 2016 applied for a four year regional FEMA SAFER Grant in the amount of $947,534.00 to hire this position and enhance our volunteer programs and volunteer recruitment efforts. Assistant Chief Asher started his career as a volunteer with Chelan County Fire Protection District 8 (Entiat) back in 1993 where his father serves as the Fire Chief. Assistant Chief Asher was first hired by Moses Lake Fire Department in 1998 where he spent five years as a Firefighter/EMT before moving on to the Arlington Fire department where he served 15 years working his way up the ranks to Fire Captain. We are happy to have Assistant Chief Asher join our team(s) and we are happy to bring some of our Federal Tax funds back into our communities to fund this program for the next four year said Fire Chief Tim Lemon.