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For more information call Assistant Fire Chief Brandon Asher at 509-682-4476


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 positons 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 the time. The balance of the time is when we anticipate one of the two member crew will be off duty on approved leave and/or hour reduction days (Kelly Days). This is the same shift staffing level the department had from 2009 through 2016.

While this is a significant reduction in staffing, CFR is working diligently to reconfigure the remaining staff and solicit additional support from our volunteer firefighters. CFR’s goal is to maintain four firefighters on duty as much of the time as possible. This staffing model is heavily dependent on volunteer firefighters. This will enable us to continue to meet the requirements of WAC 296-305 Firefighter Safety Standards for interior rescue and fire fighting. The initial on-duty response will continue to be backed up by home volunteer firefighters and off duty firefighters called back to work.

In 2016 CFR ran 885 calls, in 2017 it was 938 calls, a 5.7% increase over 2016.  So far in 2018 we are at 712 calls and anticipate ending the year around 1,012 calls, a 12.5% increase over 2016 call volume.

Outdoor Burning Information

OCTOBER 1, 2018 – May 31, 2019


Outdoor fires and open flame devices are allowed.

No debris burning inside the city and urban growth areas.

  • Residential Burning means that outdoor burning of leaves, clippings, pruning’s, and other yard
    and gardening refuse originating on lands immediately adjacent and in close proximity to a
    human dwelling and burning on such lands by the property owner or his or her designee. WAC 173-425-030(22)
  • Land Clearing Burning means outdoor burning of trees, stumps, shrubbery, or other natural
    vegetation from land clearing projects (projects that clear the land surface so that it can be
    developed, used for a different purpose, or unused).
  • Urban Growth Areas: to find out if you live in one, call or stop by Chelan Fire and rescue in
    Chelan for information.

Air Quality – Washington State Department of Ecology

Washington State Fire incident information

Okanogan Wenatchee USDA Forest Service

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.