A recent fire in East Wenatchee demonstrates the danger of Arborvitae planted near homes. An ignition source caught dead material beneath the shrubs and quickly spread to the over story vegetation. Despite the homeowner’s efforts to extinguish the fire with a garden hose, the intensity and rate of spread were too severe. The fire progressed from the hedge row to the structure charring the siding and entering the attic space through the gable vent. The damage is extensive and highlights the dangers of this fuel type in close proximity to structures. Arborvitae is commonly used as hedging for privacy. While it stays green year-round, resins and dead matter within the plant make them extremely
Chelan County Fire District 1 Position Announcement: Fleet Mechanic Chelan County Fire District 1 is hiring one candidate to fill the position of Fleet Mechanic. A start date in November 2019 is desired; however, by January 1 is acceptable. Please refer to the attached position announcement for details (lined below). Email all required documents in the position announcement (below) to Cindy Blaufuss firstname.lastname@example.org by October 18, 2019. Chelan County Fire District #1 is an equal opportunity employer. Click here for position announcement
Chelan County Fire District 1 and Douglas County Fire District 2 Position Announcement Firefighter/Emergency Medical Technician Application packets for Chelan County Fire District 1 are available at the Administration Office, on our web-page or electronically by calling 509-662-4734. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the employment application forms; however, resumes may be submitted in addition to the employment application. A complete application packet must be received at the Fire District Administration Office no later than 1700 hours on Monday, September 30th, 2019 for consideration. The Position Application Packet is attached for download. Please contact the fire district office
9/22/2019 UPDATE: Registration now open! 11/06/2019 UPDATE: Registration closed. Thanks for another great year! Safety and Woods Worker Training is returning this year for another great 2-day workshop! This course covers saw maintenance, brush cutting, and felling tailored to small forest landowners. Intended for chainsaw novices and do-it-yourself veterans, this course will introduce you to best safety practices and new skills for managing your wildfire fuels.