Chelan Fire and Rescue
Wednesday, July 28, 2021 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: 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: June 2021
• Payroll: May 25 to June 21, 2021 for $132,739.13 paid 07-05-2021
• General Account Vouchers: #13935584 - 1393586 for $4,421.53 / 1393587 – 1393596 for $3,251.37 / 1393597 - 1393616 for $16,821.19 / 1393617 - 1393624 for $3,051.05.
• Capital Account Vouchers: #17178 – 17180 for $1,102.71.
• Minutes: June 16, 2021
Fire Chief Report:
• 2021 Budget & Financial Report
• June Emergency Response Report / Operations / Community Risk Reduction / Apparatus Update
Assistant Chief Report:
• Volunteer Recruitment & Retention / Training
Firefighters Association Report:
Unfinished Business:
• 2021 Levy Lid Lift
• New Chief Hiring Process
• City of Chelan Fire Protection Services Contract – Update
• Station 75 Short Plat – Update
• SOG 230 – Marine Operations (DRAFT)
New Business:
• Review of 2021 Operational Goals
Special Events:
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.

THE SQUARE DANCE has been cancelled and replaced.
Though many things have returned to normal, federal CDC and NPS guidelines do not allow for an event of this kind, due to lack of social distancing.  Needless to say, we are exceedingly disappointed, as we know you are.
We will have a great music event on August 7 at the Orchard, replacing the cancelled Square Dance!  Featuring our local favorite, Agnes on Fire.
This will be a free, fun, family concert-like event at the Buckner packing shed. 
Details will be worked out in the next three weeks, with the date, August 7, and the time, 7 PM, remaining unchanged.
Yep, we're bringing back the band!!

sheriffsmOn July 14, 2021 the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at a Monitor, WA residence that was believed to be the origin of the Red Apple Fire.

During the investigation it was determined that the fire did not originate at this location and investigators were lead to an adjacent propertyapproximately 50’ from the residence.

Investigators have determined that the fire was man-caused, but it is unknown how the fire started.

This investigation was conducted by investigators from Chelan County Sheriff’s Office, BLM, and DNR and continues to be an ongoing investigation.

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On 7/15/21 at 8:39 am, crews from Chelan Fire & Rescue were dispatched to a reported 20x20 brush fire on Hidden Lane in Chelan.

Units arrived to find a ¼ acre, slow-moving fire in brush and grass.  Crews on scene were able to quickly contain and extinguish the fire within 3 minutes of arrival. 

Our ability to staff and respond rapidly to these types of incidents enables us to mitigate the fire problem before it can become a bigger issue.

Cause of this fire was believed to have been a spark from concrete chipping that was being done by the property owner.

Chelan Fire & Rescue would like to remind our community that our local fuels are extremely dry and we ask that property owners take all precautions to prevent the accidental start of wildfires.

sheriffOn July 13, 2021, at 6:55 pm, Rivercom dispatch center received a report of a grass/brush fire in the area of the 3300 Block of Red Apple Road, located between Monitor and Cashmere, WA.

With the fire quickly spreading, Chelan County Sheriff’s Office and other agencies assisted with traffic control and emergency evacuation notifications.

The Chelan County Fire Marshall responded to investigate, in order to determine the origin and the cause of the fire.

UPDATE : 7-14-2021 – With approximately 7000 acres burned and 1500 homes under evacuation notifications, Chelan County Sheriff’s Detectives assisted the Chelan County Fire Marshall and BLM Fire Investigators in writing and executing a search warrant at a nearby residence believed to be the origin of the fire.

At the time of this report, detectives and other investigators are actively investigating the case. Information will be updated as soon as possible and as the case investigation allows.

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On 7-13-2021, two separate reports were made to our office in regards to local and out-of-area victims receiving phone calls from subjects posing as employees of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. The victims on both incidents reported being told they failed to appear for assigned court appearances and they needed to report to the courts to verify their identities and provide signatures. In both incidents, the victims reported the phone calls they received were from the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office business phone line.

As a reminder, our office will not contact anyone by phone making these types of notifications and/or requests. Be aware of all the various types of telephone scams which are currently in circulation and do not disclose your personal information to anyone you do not know. Please continue to report all scam related incidents to the appropriate law enforcement agencies.


Sheriff Kevin Morris

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Chelan Fire and Rescue Board of Commissioners have changed the date for the Regular Meeting in July to Wednesday, July 28, 2021 same time 3:00 p.m.

assoc sher and police chief(Lacey) --- Douglas County Sheriff Kevin Morris has been named to the executive board of the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs (WASPC). He was appointed by WASPC President Sheriff Rick Scott of Grays Harbor County to fill a vacant position.

“Sheriff Morris has stepped up to provide leadership for statewide law enforcement at a critical time,” said Steve Strachan, WASPC executive director. “We appreciate his willingness to serve.

“ WASPC was founded in 1963 and consists of executive and top management personnel from law enforcement agencies statewide. With more than 900 members it includes the 39 elected county sheriffs, and 240 police chiefs, as well as the Washington State Patrol, the Washington Department of Corrections, and representatives of Tribal and federal agencies.

WASPC is the only association of its kind in the nation combining representatives from local, state, tribal, and federal law enforcement into a single body, working toward a common goal. WASPC's function is to provide specific materials and services to all law enforcement agencies in the state, members, and non-members alike.