ChelanFireRescueLogo200Public Announcement:

The Chelan Fire and Rescue Board of Commissioners will all be in attendance for the monthly Community Connection on KOZI Radio,  Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 8:10 a.m.  

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On June 11, 2021 at 11:10 p.m., crews from Chelan Fire & Rescue were dispatched to a reported structure fire at an apartment complex located at 509 E. Gibson Avenue.

First arriving crew reported heavy smoke coming from front of the lower level apartment and quickly made entry.  Crews encountered heavy smoke and heat and were able to quickly extinguish the fire.

The entry crew then initiated a search of the premise and located a patient inside the back bedroom.  The patient was brought outside to EMS personnel who initiated patient care and transport to Lake Chelan Hospital.  The patient was subsequently airlifted to Harborview Medical Center where her condition is unknown at this time.

Second alarm resources from Manson, Entiat, Orondo, and Wenatchee were called due to the size of the apartment complex and the possibility of fire extension beyond the unit involved.  Crews on scene were able to contain the fire to the single unit which sustained considerable heat and smoke damage.  The cause of this fire is still under investigation.

The ability to have three firefighters on the initial response to this fire made the difference in rescuing the patient and keeping the fire loss contained to the unit of origin.

ChelanFireRescueLogo200Public Announcement:

Chelan Fire and Rescue Board of Commissioners have called a special meeting for Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. at the fire station located at 232 East Wapato Ave.

AGENDA:

Roll Call:

Call to order:

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:

ChelanFireRescueLogo200NOTICE

Chelan Fire and Rescue Board of Commissioners have changed the May regular meeting start time to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 19, 2021.

AGENDA
Chelan Fire and Rescue
Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 5:30 P.M.
232 East Wapato, Chelan, WA

The CFR Board of Commissioners will conduct the meeting in person at the fire station, you are welcome to join via Zoom. The public is welcome to join by following this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87284665516 Meeting ID: 872 8466 5516 or
dial +1 253 215 8782

Proposed Chelan Fire and Rescue agenda pending Board approval.

Roll Call:
Regular Meeting Call to Order:
Approve Agenda:
Public Comment:
Consent Agenda:
• Revenue and Expenditure Report: April 2021
• Payroll: April 1 -30, 2021 for $122,123.06 paid 05-05-2021
• General Account Vouchers: #428-433 for $5067.73/ 434-446 for $8,033.76 / 447-464 for $10,199.28 / 485-495 for 6,537.75 / 504-513 for $13,742.21
• Capital Account Vouchers: #501-503 for $4,170.97 / 484 for $393.47
• Minutes: April 21, 2021 and May 12, 2021
Fire Chief Report:
• 2021 Budget & Financial Report
• April Emergency Response Report / Operations / Community Risk Reduction / Apparatus Update
Assistant Chief Report:
• Volunteer Recruitment & Retention / Training
Firefighters Association Report:
Unfinished Business:
• City of Chelan Fire Protection Services Contract – Update
• Station 75 Short Plat – Update
• 2020-2021 Annexations – Update
• Citizens Group Advisory Board - Update
New Business:
• 2021 Levy Lid Lift
• Documents for Disposal
• Marine 71 Staffing for Summer Season
• Billing for Marine 71 Responses
Special Events:
• Thursday May 20th at 8:10 KOZI – Commissioner Oules and Chief Donnell or Chief Asher
• Station 73 Open House, Saturday, June 12th, 1000-1200 @ ST-73
Board for Volunteer Firefighters:
Public Comment:
Commissioner Comments:
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:

ChelanFireRescueLogo200Public Announcement:

Chelan Fire and Rescue Board of Commissioners have called a special meeting for Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. at the fire station located at 232 East Wapato Ave.

The CFR Board of Commissioners will conduct the meeting in person at the fire station.

The public is welcome to join by following this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87284665516

Meeting ID: 872 8466 5516 or dial +1 253 215 8782

AGENDA

Roll Call:

Call to order:

Flag Salute:

Business:

  • Discussion and motion for levy lid lift.

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, April 21, 2021 at 5:30 P.M.
232 East Wapato, Chelan, WA

The CFR Board of Commissioners will conduct the meeting in person at the fire station, you are welcome to join via Zoom. The public is welcome to join by following this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87284665516 Meeting ID: 872 8466 5516 or dial +1 253 215 8782

Proposed Chelan Fire and Rescue agenda pending Board approval.

Roll Call:
Regular Meeting Call to Order:
Approve Agenda:
Public Comment:
Consent Agenda:
• Revenue and Expenditure Report: March 2021
• Payroll: March 1 -31, 2021 for $137,579.22 paid 04-05-2021
• General Account Vouchers: #201403056 – 201403099 for $27,846.05
• Capital Account Vouchers: #17165-17168 for $13,631.31
• Minutes: March 17, 2021
Fire Chief Report:
• 2021 Budget & Financial Report
• March Emergency Response Report / Operations / Community Risk Reduction / Apparatus Update
Assistant Chief Report:
• Volunteer Recruitment & Retention / Training
Firefighters Association Report:
Unfinished Business:
• City of Chelan Fire Protection Services Contract – Update
• Station 75 Short Plat – Update
• 2020-2021 Annexations – Update
• Citizens Group Advisory Board - Update
New Business:
• SOG 124 Policy on Federal Grants
Special Events:
• Thursday April 22nd at 8:10 KOZI – Commissioner Jones and Chief Donnell or Chief Asher
Board for Volunteer Firefighters:
Public Comment:
Commissioner Comments:
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:

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On 4/8/21 at 4 p.m. crews from Chelan Fire & Rescue were dispatched to a brush fire in the area of 1200 Little Butte Ranch Road.

Crews arrived to find an approximately 1-2 acre fire burning in grass and light brush, being driven by wind uphill in a draw. A second alarm was immediately called bringing additional resources from CCFD #5 – Manson, CCFD #8 – Entiat, DCFD #4 – Orondo, DNR, USFS, and BLM.

With the continued fire spread, additional resources from CCFD #1 – Wenatchee, DCFD #2 – E. Wenatchee, and CCFD #6 – Monitor/Peshastin/Dryden were dispatched.

Fire was eventually contained at 5:50 p.m. and crews had fire controlled by 6:50 p.m.

A total of 25 personnel responded to this incident with no injuries reported. Size of the fire is estimated to be approximately 9 acres and cause was due to property owner burning brush and vegetation cleared to provide a defensible space which the wind had carried into the surrounding area. 

Chelan Fire & Rescue would like to remind our community that even under the best burning situations our wildland interface areas are dry and primed for fire.

For information on outdoor burning please contact us at 509-682-4476 or visit our website: www.chelan7.com.

ChelanFireRescueLogo200Chelan Fire and Rescue Board of Commissioners have called a special meeting for Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. at the fire station 232 East Wapato.

The CFR Board of Commissioners will conduct the meeting in person at the fire station, you are welcome to join via Zoom. The public is welcome to join by following this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87284665516 Meeting ID: 872 8466 5516 or dial +1 253 215 8782

AGENDA

Roll Call:

Call to order:

Flag Salute:

Business:
• Discussion on recommendations of Citizens Advisory Group

Adjournment:

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On March 21, 2021 at 3:10 p.m. Chelan Fire and Rescue and Chelan County Fire District #5 were dispatched to a Brush Fire on Little Butte Ranch Rd. 

Twenty mph wind gusts caused an ember from a smoldering burn pile to catch the nearby sage and grass on fire.  A second alarm was called as the fire was spreading quickly in the thick pockets of sagebrush. 

The erratic winds eventually shifted in the opposite direction helping crews to get around the head of the fire keeping it at about 3 acres in size. 

This was the first significant brush fire for Chelan Fire and Rescue's new Brush 74 Heavy, which is a 6 wheel drive,1000 gallon brush truck with a high ground clearance allowing it to go over sagebrush and rougher terrain. This proved to be very helpful on this call. 

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At approximately 1028 this morning Chelan Fire and Rescue with help from Chelan County Fire District 5 and Lake Chelan EMS responded to a Structure Fire at 114 E. Center St in the Lakeside area of Lake Chelan. 

The first unit on scene reported a working structure fire in a small single-story home with flames out the rear of the house.  Crews entered the structure and were able to quickly find the location of the fire for extinguishment. The single occupant of the home was able to make it out but did have a minor burn injury to one arm. 

The fire appears to have started in the attic area before dropping down into the house.  The home is a total loss.  The cause of the fire is under investigation. 

While on scene of the Structure Fire, Chelan Fire and Rescue was then dispatched for a reported Aircraft Emergency at Chelan Airport.  Rivercom advised that there was an inbound plane with possible malfunctioning landing gear with three souls on board.  Crews staged along the runway and the plane was able to make a successful landing without incident.