Guest Blog! USFS Jessica Gilmore: Our Partner During a Pandemic

To Burn or Not to Burn? Or Where Are All the Firefighters? Or Wildfire Considerations During a Pandemic (Or all of the above) Words by Jessica Gilmore, USFS, Wenatchee River Ranger District During the current request of “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” many folks are taking the opportunity to address home health—raking, pruning, cleaning the gutters, and so on. A responsible public is certainly a friend to firefighters, and while the kind of work being done is greatly appreciated, please hold off on burning debris. “What’s the big deal?”, you may ask. Firefighting is dangerous during the best of times, but the current situation with COVID-19 is creating unique firefighting conditions for both munic

Covid-19 Evacuation: wait what?

In the grips of a global pandemic I’d like to change the subject if only for a few hundred words. While not a welcome reminder to most; wildfire season is just around the corner. In the fire service we often discuss the “incident within an incident” scenario. Given the current state of our public health and wildfire season growing longer each year, our pump is primed for exactly that. There is a silver lining, quarantine is an awesome time to tackle some of those wildfire preparedness activities we hear about through programs like FirewiseUSA, and Ready, Set, Go. While we all sit and wonder what’s next, let’s take a few proactive moments to address our 2020 wildfire season before the smoke i

COVID-19 Response

Greetings Citizens, CCFD1 has increased our temporary measures to follow "best practices" recommended by various authorities during the COVID-19 event. As such, we are closing our reception office and meeting rooms to public use. We will re-evaluate our office operations after this time. Our emergency operations have changed very little. We still treat our customers with the same efficient, effective, compassionate care as always; we are just wearing some additional protective equipment while we provide the care. I would like to echo the Chelan-Douglas Regional Port Authority's statement, from the Saturday edition of the Wenatchee World, "please support our local businesses during this t

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