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Chelan Fire and Rescue
Wednesday, August 17, 2022, at 3:00 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.

Flag Salute
Roll Call:
Regular Meeting Call to Order:
Approve Agenda:
Public Comment:
City of Chelan – Airport Water
Consent Agenda:
• Revenue and Expenditure Report: July 2022
• Payroll: June 23, 2022 to July 25, 2022 / Paid 08-05-2022 for $143,866.59
• General Account Vouchers: 07-08-2022 Transactions 727 to 748 for $17,671.32: 07-29-2022 transactions 784 to 806 for $27,490.20.
• Capital Account Vouchers: 07/09/2022 Transactions 749 to 752 For $2,992.14; 07-30-2022 transactions 807 to 810 for $14,755.12.
• Minutes: July 20, 2022
Fire Chief Report: (Chief Asher)
• 2022 Budget & Financial Report July 2022
• July Emergency Response Report / Operations / Community Risk Reduction / Apparatus Update Assistant Fire Chief Report (Asst. Chief Sherman)
• Volunteer Recruitment / Training
Firefighters Association Report (Ron Simmons)
Unfinished Business:
• Updates:
Ladder 71
Spartan Apparatus
Entry Level Hiring
Flooring (station 71)
New Business:
Special Events:
• KOZI – Community Connection August 18, 2022 @ 8:10 a.m. – Commissioner Moller / Chief Asher
Board for Volunteer Firefighters:
• Pension Approval – Marcia Holmdahl
Public Comment:
Commissioner Comments:
Executive Session:
Adjournment:

7 17 2022 rodeo fire

On July 17, 2022 at 2:05 PM, fire crews from Chelan Fire & Rescue were dispatched to the Chelan Rodeo grounds for a reported structure fire. 

Crews arrived to find a 20 x 20 stable completely engulfed in flames spreading into nearby brush.  First arriving crews were able to quickly extinguish the fire with help from Chelan Saddle members and no horses were in danger as they were at the stable owners property. 

Chelan Fire & Rescue was subsequently contacted by Chelan County Sheriffs with information that the fire was allegedly started by an individual that they were pursuing earlier.  The alleged suspect suffered critical burns requiring transport to Harborview Medical Center.

The cause of this fire is currently being investigated as an arson with no fire loss estimate at this time.

ChelanFireRescueLogo200 AGENDA
Chelan Fire and Rescue
Wednesday, July 20, 2022 at 3:00 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.
Flag Salute
Roll Call:
PUBLIC HEARING:
• 2022 Annexations
• Public Comment
• Commissioner’s Comments
• Adjournment of the Public Hearing
Regular Meeting Call to Order:
Approve Agenda:
Public Comment:
Consent Agenda:
• Revenue and Expenditure Report: Prior Agendas April and May 2022 (County Treasurer delay) and June 2022
• Payroll: May 24, 2022 to June 22, 2022 / Paid 07-05-2022 for $143,672.42
• General Account Vouchers: 06-03-2022 transactions 580 to 589 for $9,816.07; 06-24-2022 Transactions 645 to 650 for $8,605.01.
• Capital Account Vouchers: 06-04-2022 transactions #590 to 593 for $23,970.63; 06-25-2022651 to 654 for $16,741.70
• Minutes: June 15, 2022
Fire Chief Report: (Chief Asher)
• 2022 Budget & Financial Report – May and June 2022 Financials (County Treasurer delay)
• June Emergency Response Report / Operations / Community Risk Reduction / Apparatus Update Assistant Fire Chief Report (Asst. Chief Sherman)
• Volunteer Recruitment / Training
Firefighters Association Report (Ron Simmons)
Unfinished Business:
• Resolution 2022-03 Annexation
• Updates:
Apparatus Planning Team
Entry Level Hiring
Resident Program
Flooring (station 71)
New Business:
Special Events:
• KOZI – Community Connection July 21, 2022 @ 8:10 a.m. – Commissioner Jones / Chief Asher
Board for Volunteer Firefighters:
Public Comment:
Commissioner Comments:
Executive Session:
Adjournment:

 methow glider

At 3:39 this afternoon, Chelan Fire and Rescue, Lake Chelan EMS, and Chelan County Sheriffs responded to a report of a glider plane crash approximately 200 yds off shore from the 25 Mile Creek State Park area.

Chelan County Sheriffs Marine 1 with Chelan EMS Medics and Chelan Fire and Rescue’s Boat 71 with Rescue Swimmers responded on the water while other resources drove to the 25 Mile Creek State Park.

Upon arrival, one of the reporting parties stated that the glider and patient had just been towed to a house up lake.

The pilot of the glider had left the Methow Valley area when he lost air flying over Lake Chelan. The glider had a hard landing on the water and the pilot was able to free himself from the cockpit.

A quick-thinking witness jumped into his canoe and was able to paddle out to the pilot who was sitting on top of the cockpit in choppy water safely rescuing him.

The pilot suffered no injuries but was extremely cold due to the still frigid water temperatures.

The glider was towed to the State Park where it will be broken down for transport and removal from the water.

Chelan Fire and Rescue would like to commend the quick actions of the witnesses in getting the pilot safely to the shore.

ChelanFireRescueLogo200Last night, June 10, 2022 at 23:02 Chelan Fire and Rescue was dispatched to a drowning near the “Old Chelan Bridge”.

Initial dispatch reported two individuals in the water, one of which made it to shore and the other was reported missing.

Upon arrival, Chelan Fire and Rescue Swimmers along with the help of Chelan County Sheriffs located the missing individual holding onto one of the bridge pillars in the water. The individual was in distress and losing his grip on the bridge pillar.

One Rescue Swimmer entered the water retrieving the male subject bringing him to shore.

One patient was transported by Chelan EMS and one patient went POV. Both patients were treated for a near drowning event.

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Chelan Fire and Rescue
Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at 3:00 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.
Flag Salute
Roll Call:
Regular Meeting Call to Order:
Introduction: Captain Adam Jones and New Recruits
Approve Agenda:
Public Comment:
Consent Agenda:
• Revenue and Expenditure Report: April 2022 from prior Agenda and May 2022 (County Treasurer delay)
• Payroll: April 22, 2022 to May 23, 2022 / Paid 06-03-2022 for $132,521.44
• General Account Vouchers: 05-06-2022 transactions 482 to 494 for $10,778.68; 05-13-2022 transactions 496 to 508 for $9,585.42; 05-20-2022 transactions 519 to 528 for $8,371.04;
• Capital Account Vouchers: 05-21-2022 transaction 529 for $500,000; 05-23-2022 Transaction 543 for $5,877.91
• Minutes: May 9 and 18, 2022
Fire Chief Report: (Chief Asher)
• 2022 Budget & Financial Report – May 2022 Financials (County Treasurer delay)
• May Emergency Response Report / Operations / Community Risk Reduction / Apparatus Update
Assistant Fire Chief Report (Asst. Chief Sherman)
• Volunteer Recruitment / Training
Firefighters Association Report (Ron Simmons)
Unfinished Business:
• Updates:
Annexation
Apparatus Planning Team
Entry Level Hiring
Resident Program
Flooring (station 71)
New Business:
Special Events:
• KOZI – Community Connection June 16, 2022 @ 8:25 a.m. – Commissioner TBA / Chief Asher
• Monday, July 4th weekend starting Friday, July 1, 2022
Board for Volunteer Firefighters:
Public Comment:
Commissioner Comments:
Executive Session:
Adjournment:

wildfire ready 2

This year, 260 Chelan County residents have signed up for the Wildfire Ready Neighbors program and we’re a little over halfway to our goal of 440 sign-ups before June.

With summer just one month away and fire season around the corner, we need more Chelan residents to take action to build community resiliency.

Sign-up is simple: to get a free plan, participants just visit WildfireReady.com and click ‘Sign Up’. You will be asked to provide some basic info about your property and then you will receive a free Wildfire Ready Plan customized to your unique needs to get you started. Steps may include:

  • Clearing gutters of pine needles and leaves
  • Removing flammable materials within 5 feet of their home
  • Installing metal mesh panels in the openings around their home
  • Pruning and thinning trees and vegetation within 5 – 200 feet of the home
  • And many more…

Residents can also schedule a free consultation from a wildfire expert if they’d like an expert to come out to assess their home and property.

As you know, for several summers, Chelan County has endured bone dry and hot conditions that create tremendous wildfire risks for communities. Last summer alone, 60 fires burned more than 36,500 acres. 

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Chelan Fire and Rescue
Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at 3:00 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.
Flag Salute
Roll Call:
Regular Meeting Call to Order:
Approve Agenda:
Public Comment:
Consent Agenda:
• Revenue and Expenditure Report: April 2022 (County Treasurer delay)
• Payroll: March 22, 2022 to April 21, 2022 / Paid 05-05-2022 for $135,416.99
• General Account Vouchers: 04-04-2022 transactions 376 to 382 for $7,463.57; 04-08-2022 transactions
383 to 392 for $15,989.68; 05-15-2022 transactions 393 to 411 for $21,932.03; 04-22-2022 transactions
437 to 448 for $2,446.55.
• Capital Account Vouchers: no expenditures
• Minutes: April 20 and 27, 2022
Fire Chief Report: (Chief Asher)
• 2022 Budget & Financial Report – April 2022 Financials (County Treasurer delay)
• April Emergency Response Report / Operations / Community Risk Reduction / Apparatus Update
Assistant Fire Chief Report (Asst. Chief Sherman)
• Volunteer Recruitment / Training
Firefighters Association Report (Ron Simmons)
Unfinished Business:
• Updates:
Annexation
Apparatus Planning Team
Entry Level Hiring
Audio / Visual – Station 71 meeting room
Resident Program (Research)
Fire Mechanic Succession Plan
Flooring (station 71)
Station 71 LED Sign (DNR Co-op Agreement)
New Business:
Special Events:
• KOZI – Community Connection May 19, 2022 @ 8:10 a.m. – Commissioner Moller / Chief Asher
• Cruizin Chelan – June 3 & 4, 2022
• Pancake Feed – June 4, 2022 (Station 71)
Board for Volunteer Firefighters:
Public Comment:
Commissioner Comments:
Executive Session:
Adjournment:

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Chelan Fire and Rescue
Special Meeting
Monday, May 9, 2022, starting at 9:00 a.m.
232 East Wapato, Chelan, WA

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Flag Salute:
Old Business:
• Financing – Spartan Urban Engines
Adjournment:

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Chelan Fire and Rescue
Special Meeting
Wednesday, April 27, 2022, starting at 9:00 a.m.
232 East Wapato, Chelan, WA

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New Business:
• Strategic Plan review
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