ChelanFireRescueLogo200Proposed Chelan Fire and Rescue agenda pending Board approval.

Flag Salute:

Regular Meeting Call to Order:

Oath of Office: Karyl Oules

Approve Agenda:

Public Comment:

Consent Agenda:

  • Revenue and Expenditure Report: October 2019 Revenue & Expenditure Report

  • Payroll: $117,931.44 November 1-30, 2019 Paid: 12-05-2019

  • Vouchers for November 1-30, 2019 General Account: Vouchers #19222 – 19236 for $6,770.58; Vouchers #19238 – 19251 for $9,638.71; Vouchers #746099 – 746110 for $4,311.78; Vouchers #746111 – 746117 for $10,974.81.

  • Vouchers for November 1-30, 2019 Capital Account: Vouchers #19237 for $5,069.17; Voucher #17104 - 17105 for $5,682.39.

  • Minutes: November 20, 2019

Fire Chief Report:

  • 2019 Budget / Emergency Response Report /Operations/ Community Risk Reduction

Assistant Chief Report:

  • Volunteer Recruitment & Retention / Training

Firefighters Association Report:

Unfinished Business:

  • Professional Service Contract for Legal Services

New Business:

Special Events:

  • 12-17-2019 Holiday Gathering – Layla’s 1800-2100

Board for Volunteer Firefighters

Public Comment:

Commissioner Comments:

Executive Session:

Adjournment:

ChelanFireRescueLogo200Call to order:

Flag Salute:

Unfinished Business:

• Long Range Plan – Review
• Issues Facing the Fire District
• Organizational Objectives
• 2020 Budget

Adjournment:

ChelanFireRescueLogo200AGENDA
Chelan Fire and Rescue
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 3:00 P.M.
232 East Wapato, Chelan, WA
Proposed Chelan Fire and Rescue agenda pending Board approval.
Flag Salute:
Regular Meeting Call to Order:
Approve Agenda:
Public Comment:
Consent Agenda:
• Revenue and Expenditure Report: September 2019
• Payroll: $143,597.96 September 1-30, 2019 Paid: 10-05-2019
• Vouchers for September 1-30, 2019 General Account: Vouchers #19101 – 19108 for $1,807.45; Vouchers #19110 – 19117 for $,.29; Vouchers #19118 – 19136 for $9,002.64.
• Vouchers for September 1-30, 2019 Capital Account: Vouchers #17098,17099 and 19105 for $5,126.93; Voucher #19109 for $1,732.28.
• Minutes: September 18, 2019
Fire Chief Report:
• 2019 Budget / Emergency Response Report /Operations/ Community Risk Reduction
Assistant Chief Report:
• Volunteer recruitment & Retention / Training
Firefighters Association Report:
Unfinished Business:
• Badge Pinning
• Proposed 2020 Budget – schedule Budget workshop
New Business:
• Resolution 2019-06 Surplus Items; Bunker Gear and MSA items
Special Event:
10-19-2019 Firelight Gala – Sorento’s Restaurant
10-21&22, 2019 Washington State Fire Marshal Conference – Campbells Resort
10-23-26, 2019 Washington State Commissioners Association Conference – Tulalip Resort Casino
10-31-2019 Halloween – Station 71 Event
Board for Volunteer Firefighters
• Invoice - Pension
Public Comment:
Commissioner Comments: No action to be taken.
Executive Session:
Adjournment:

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Commissioners in Attendance: Russ Jones, Phil Moller and Jay Witherbee.
Staff in Attendance: Mark Donnell, Brandon Asher and Carol Kibler
Others in Attendance: see sign in sheet

Chairman Jones announced the Flag Salute and Call to Order at 3:00 p.m.

Approve Agenda: Commissioner Moller MOTIONED to APPROVE the agenda as submitted the MOTION CARRIED.

Public Comment: None
Consent Agenda: Commissioner Moller MOTIONED to APPROVE the consent agenda as submitted the MOTION CARRIED.
• Revenue and Expenditure Report: June and July 2019
• Payroll: $252,344.23 July 1-31, 2019 Paid: 08-05-2019
• Vouchers for July 1-31, 2019 General Account: Vouchers #870 – 876 for $5,416.41; Vouchers #18974 – 18992 for $6,595.31; Vouchers #915 – 931 for $7,920.69; Vouchers #19014 – 19023 for $7,964.76.
• Vouchers for July 1-31, 2019 Capital Account: Vouchers #877 for $5,096.22; Vouchers #932-935 for $49,664.08; Vouchers #17094 – 17096 for $3,276.87.
• Minutes: July 17 and July 23, 2019
Fire Chief Report:
Chief Donnell reported the budget is right on track. We will see an increase in wages due to overtime hours during the summer months to cover weekend shifts and this will decrease at the end of summer. Chief Lemon’s close out wages will not be reflected in the budget until August statements are balanced.
Chief Donnell reported he spoke with County Assessor Deanna Walters and we will have a decrease of $15,737.86 due to Campbell’s Resort negotiating their property tax rate. The funds will be refunded in 2020.

Emergency Response Report: Chief Donnell reported we responded to 117 calls for service during the month of July. The call volume is down this summer, we hope to get through fire season as we still have 4-6 weeks left. Year to date we will maintain the 900-incident call volume. Chief Donnell reviewed the breakdown. Chief Donnell reviewed the response times.

Chief Donnell reported he returned Sunday from the National Fire Academy. The class he attended last week was Executive Chief Officer. It was great training and he learned lots. Fire Chiefs from around the country attended the class. Chief Donnell found that all across the country fire departments are having the same issues as we are; funding, staffing, volunteer recruitment and retention are challenges all fire chiefs are trying to find improvements and lessen the impacts to their communities due to the challenges we are all facing.

Assistant Chief of Volunteer Services:
• Volunteer Recruitment & Retention / Training:
Assistant Chief Asher reported the recruitment side of things, we continue to receive volunteer applicants: Meagan Zeman, Mitch Matthews, Entiat - Mike Meeks, Jake Lane and Orondo - Henry Foster.
Assistant Chief Asher reported he is in review of finding ways to keep new recruits engaged.
Assistant Chief Asher reported we will start advertising for new recruitment in October and the recruit class is schedule for January.
Assistant Chief Asher reported we had two volunteer recruits resign: Spenser Oberfelder and Megan Koster.
Assistant Chief Asher reported he gave an orientation presentation to station 72 volunteers regarding the volunteer stipend program.
Assistant Chief Asher reported the stipend coverage is at 54% coverage for the month of August and we have scheduled 53% coverage for September.

Assistant Chief Asher reported a grant funded drill; MCI Disaster Drill with a hazmat release is scheduled.
Assistant Chief Asher reported he has been working on boat training – had a few responses in the past few weeks.
Assistant Chief Asher reported he is drafting the ladder truck check off sheet, and training the crews and volunteers on the formal check offs.
Assistant Chief Asher reported Rope Rescue training is scheduled and we have 3 rope techs that will train in Wenatchee with Chelan County Fire District 1 technicians. The training will take place at the Wenatchee foot bridge.
Assistant Chief Asher reported that in November we are hosting a Strategy and Tactics for Initial Company Operations. This training will help in making a scene flow smoothly, target audience is our LT’s and we are offering the training to other departments for those officers who would run an incident.

Firefighters Association Report:
President Dan Crandall reported a beginning balance of $17,428.00 and ending of $17,735.00 the parade truck will need waxing, we have scheduled a session and will need volunteers to help.
President Dan Crandall reported Sup-Cup by Windermere was a success. Our Rescue boat participated; Jim Belch and Judy Johnson manned the boat. Thank you and great job!
President Dan Crandall reported people could see the boat and appreciates the protection given for the people who participated.
President Dan Crandall reported the Fire Light Gala is scheduled for October 19, 2019, Saturday at Sorrento’s Restaurant the Association and Auxiliary are getting out and receiving auction items for the silent auction.
President Dan Crandall reported the Association will do a fund raiser introducing a 2020 calendar with firefighters and their pet(s). The hope is this will have lots of interest.
President Dan Crandall reported on donations: Long time residences of Chelan recently move to Twisp and lost the home to fire. The Association donated $500 and a gift card of $500.
President Dan Crandall reported “Back to School Fair” was a success giving out fire prevention safety tips and supplies, thank you to those who participated.
President Dan Crandall reported the Association donated $500 to Manson Swim Program, which will give free swimming lesson to people who live in the community.

Unfinished Business:
• New Hire – Probationary Firefighter: Chief Donnell reported a conditional offer was given to Samantha Rains and she is scheduled to start September 5, 2019 pending physical exam.
• Annexation: Chief Donnell reported the process is moving along smoothly, annexation notice signs have been posted and the public hearing is scheduled for the next Commissioner meeting in September. If all goes well, and the commissioners approve the annexation resolution, we will submit to County Assessor the properties to be annexed into the district with taxes collected in 2020.
• Billing for Illegal fire responses: Chief Donnell reported the other fire departments do not bill for illegal fire responses. They rely on the County Sherriff or Department of Ecology to enforce and ticket.
• Chief Donnell will approach NCWFCC to find out if any of the fire chiefs are interested in reviewing the billing of illegal burns as a regional effort.

Chief Donnell reported that the SCBA grant amendment for the compressor and items was rejected due to leaving 7,082 on the table not spent. Chief Donnell reported we have items related to the grant that we can add to the amendment and spend the remaining $7,082.00.

New Business:
• Resolution 2019-04 Surplus Items: Chief Donnell identified the items.
• Commissioner Witherbee MOTIONED to APPROVE the Resolution 2019-04 as submitted, second by Commissioner Moller.
• 2020 Budget: Chief Donnell reported he has tasked staff to review the budget and plan for 2020 budget period. Chief Donnell will start to forward 2020 budget information to the commissioners for review. The 2020 budget and resolutions will need to be approved by the November meeting.
• Emergency Response Report: Chief Donnell reported data is only as good as the input. Chief Donnell would like the commissioners to consider what type of data they would like to review. Chief Donnell will draft an emergency response report data report of information that is critical to our needs for the board to review at the next meeting.
• NCWFFCA Mutual Aid Agreement: Chief Donnell reported the agreement addition include t-cards, all agencies have agreed we will need signatures to approve it.

Chairman Jones announced Mark Donnell is officially the Interim Fire Chief as of August 1, 2019.

Special Event:
September 5-8 is the Sailing Regatta
September 7 – Manson Swim is coordinating an Event
September 11 - 911 memorial in Cashmere
September is emergency preparedness month
September 21 – Safety Fair – Station 71 from 10-2

Board for Volunteer Firefighters: nothing

Public Comment:
Thank you to Commissioner Witherbee for donating fitness equipment to the fire department.

Commissioner Comments: No action to be taken.

Executive Session: None

Adjournment: There was no more business before the board the meeting closed at 4:10 p.m.

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Board of Commissioners:

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Proposed Chelan Fire and Rescue agenda pending Board approval.
Flag Salute:

Public Hearing Call to Order – Annexation

Regular Meeting Call to Order:

Approve Agenda:

Public Comment:
Consent Agenda:
• Revenue and Expenditure Report: August 2019
• Payroll: $113,693.70 August 1-31, 2019 Paid: 09-05-2019
• Vouchers for August 1-31, 2019 General Account: Vouchers #19036 – 19039 for $725.35; Vouchers #19040 – 19049 for $33,097.77; Vouchers #19050 – 19063 for $8443.86; Vouchers #19067 – 19078 for $4,450.51; Vouchers #19091 – 19098 for $7,944.26.
• Vouchers for August 1-31, 2019 Capital Account: Vouchers #19064 - 19066 for $2121.99; Voucher #17097 for $8,340.16; Vouchers #19099 – 19100 for $1,863.64.
• Minutes: August 21, 2019
Fire Chief Report:
• 2019 Budget / Emergency Response Report /Operations/ Community Risk Reduction

Assistant Chief Report:
• Volunteer recruitment & Retention / Training
Firefighters Association Report:

Unfinished Business:
• New Hire – Probationary Firefighter
• Resolution 2019-05 - Annexation
• Proposed 2020 Budget – Long Range Plan
• Fire Chief Contract
• NCWFCA Mutual Aid Agreement
• Illegal Burns – Billing for Services

New Business:
• Douglas County Fire District 15 – Mutual Aid Agreement

Special Event:
09-21-2019 Safety Fair 10 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Station 71
09-25-2019 North Central Washington Fire Chiefs and Commissioners Association – Dinner Station 71 6:00 p.m.

Board for Volunteer Firefighters
• Invoices

Public Comment:

Commissioner Comments: No action to be taken.

Executive Session:

Adjournment:

ChelanFireRescueLogo200AGENDA
Chelan Fire and Rescue
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 3:00 P.M.
232 East Wapato, Chelan, WA

Proposed Chelan Fire and Rescue agenda pending Board approval.
Flag Salute:
Call to Order:
Approve Agenda:
Public Comment:
Consent Agenda:
• Revenue and Expenditure Report: June and July 2019
• Payroll: $252,344.23 July 1-31, 2019 Paid: 08-05-2019
• Vouchers for July 1-31, 2019 General Account: Vouchers #870 – 876 for $5,416.41; Vouchers #18974 – 18992 for $6,595.31; Vouchers #915 – 931 for $7,920.69; Vouchers #19014 – 19023 for $7,964.76.
• Vouchers for July 1-31, 2019 Capital Account: Vouchers #877 for $5,096.22; Vouchers #932-935 for $49,664.08; Vouchers #17094 – 17096 for $3,276.87.
• Minutes: July 17 and July 23, 2019
Fire Chief Report:
• 2019 Budget / Emergency Response Report /Operations/ Community Risk Reduction
Assistant Chief of Volunteer Services:
• Volunteer Recruitment & Retention / Training
Firefighters Association Report:
Unfinished Business:
• New Hire – Probationary Firefighter
• Annexation
• Billing for Illegal fire responses
New Business:
• Resolution 2019-04 Surplus Items
• 2020 Budget
• Emergency Response Report
• NCWFFCA Mutual Aid Agreement
• T-Card System Use
Special Event:
Board for Volunteer Firefighters
Public Comment:
Commissioner Comments: No action to be taken.
Executive Session:
Adjournment:

ChelanFireRescueLogo200Special Meeting

Wednesday July 24, 2019 – 2:00 p.m.

Station 71 – 232 East Wapato Ave, Chelan

Agenda:

Open Meeting

Executive Session: RCW 42.30.110(1)(g) To evaluate the qualifications

of an applicant for public employment or to review the performance of a public employee.

Adjourn Meeting

ChelanFireRescueLogo200AGENDA
Chelan Fire and Rescue
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 3:00 P.M.
232 East Wapato, Chelan, WA

Proposed Chelan Fire and Rescue agenda pending Board approval.
Flag Salute:
Call to Order:
Approve Agenda:
Public Comment:
Consent Agenda:
Revenue and Expenditure Report: July 2019
Payroll: $151,641.24 June 1-30, 2019 Paid: 07-05-2019
Vouchers for May 31, 2019 and June 2019 General Account: Vouchers #18897 – 18905 for $3,758.80; Vouchers #18884 – 18896 for $7,910.69; Vouchers #18907 – 18917 for $4,092.11; Vouchers #18939 – 18950 for $20,034.14.
Vouchers for May 31, 2019 and June 2019 Capital Account: Vouchers #18869-18870 for $3,731.43; Vouchers #18904 – 18906 for $5,132.22; Vouchers #18918 – 18920 for $12,674.33; Vouchers #18938 for $73.88; Vouchers #18951 – 18952 for $745,336.12.
Minutes: June 19, 2019
Fire Chief Report:
2019 Budget / Emergency Response Report / Facilities/Apparatus/Equipment
◦ Deputy Chief Operations Report: Operations / Fire Prevention / Public Education / Career Staff
◦ Assistant Chief of Volunteer Services: Volunteer Recruitment and Training / Volunteer Staff
Firefighters Association Report:
Unfinished Business:
Annexation
Billing for Illegal fire responses
New Business:
Special Event:
July 17, 2019, 1630 hours, Lt. Evan Woods Retirement BBQ, Station 71
Board for Volunteer Firefighters

Public Comment:
Commissioner Comments: No action to be taken.
Executive Session: RCW 42.30.110(1)(g) To evaluate the qualifications of an applicant for public employment or to review the performance of a public employee.
Adjournment:

ChelanFireRescueLogo200AGENDA
Chelan Fire and Rescue
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 3:00 P.M.
232 East Wapato, Chelan, WA

Proposed Chelan Fire and Rescue agenda pending Board approval.

Flag Salute:
Call to Order:
Approve Agenda:
Public Comment:
Consent Agenda:
* Revenue and Expenditure Report: May and June 2019
* Payroll: $136,377.05 May 1-31, 2019 Paid: 06-05-2019
* Vouchers for May 2019 General Account: Vouchers #18815 – 18820 for $3,044.39; Vouchers #18821 – 18834 for $5,963.05; Vouchers #18835 – 18859 for $29,920.02; Vouchers #18862 – 18868 for $3,754.58; Vouchers 18753 – 18758 for $5,205.78.
* Vouchers for May 2019 Capital Account: Vouchers #18860-18861 for $16,733.29.
* Minutes: May 15th and 30th, 2019
Fire Chief Report:
* 2019 Budget / Emergency Response Report / Facilities/Apparatus/Equipment
◦ Deputy Chief Operations Report: Operations / Fire Prevention / Public Education / Career Staff
◦ Assistant Chief of Volunteer Services: Volunteer Recruitment and Training / Volunteer Staff
Firefighters Association Report:
Unfinished Business:
* Annexation
* Ladder 71
* Rescue Boat
* LRP Presentation to the Public
New Business:
* Addition to Agenda Items
* Billing for Illegal fire responses
Special Event:
* June 22, 2019 Art Festival – Riverwalk Park
Board for Volunteer Firefighters
Commissioner Comments: No action to be taken.
Executive Session: None
Adjournment:

brush fire 5 22 19

Chelan County Fire Protection District 8 and Chelan Fire and Rescue responded to a report of an orchard burn that got out of containment around 11:58 hours today (05/22/2019).

Battalion 7 was the first unit to arrive in the area and report a working brush fire. Units from Chelan County Fire Protection District 8 and Chelan Fire and Rescue, United States Forrest Service, Department of Natural Resources and Bureau of Land Management joined the effort to quickly help contain the fire.

The fire was located up the Chelan Butte Road off Stayman Flats Road. Much of the fire was contained between two orchards, but the north end was open to traveling up the Chelan Butte.

Resources rapidly knocked down the main body of fire and stopped fire spread on the north end followed by full containment. Units on scene are now mopping up hot stops.

The leaders of the involved fire agencies had just completed a meeting at Station 81 in Entiat and were still in the area make resources more available.

At 13:16 hours fire was knocked down and crews were working to finish containment. Fire was about three acres.