Chelan County Fire District 1 was formed in the early 1940’s to provide fire protection services to the unincorporated areas outside the City of Wenatchee. Chelan County Fire District 1 was the first fire district formed in Chelan County.
In 1986, the Board of Fire Commissioners for Chelan County Fire District 2 (Malaga/Three Lakes) had reached a point in their operation where they were faced with growing challenges and fiscal demands to keep apparatus equipment current and well maintained. After evaluating several options, the Board of Fire Commissioners voted to merge with Chelan County Fire District 1. We now protect over 65 square miles.
The fire district is an all-risk fire department. We respond to approximately 700 calls/emergencies each year. We provide service to over 13,000 district residents from two 24 hour staffed stations, (station 11 in Sunnyslope, station 17 in Malaga/Three Lakes area) and three volunteer stations throughout the district.
We are an all-risk fire department, responding to all types of emergencies including structure fires, wildland fires, vehicle fires, hazardous material calls, and emergency medical calls. Because of the wide-ranging types of service we provide, training covers many topics and issues. Our personnel are expected to be physically and mentally fit to meet the many challenges and demands.
The fire district’s philosophy is simple and focused. We provide the district’s residents with safe, cost effective and professional services. Our expectations are that our career staff & volunteers serve our customers with honest, professional services. Our volunteers train every Tuesday night at 7:00 p.m., with the exception of holidays or working fires, with a requirement of a minimum of 50% attendance of drills.