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Talks About Merging Firefighting Agencies Under One Management Umbrella 2/22/2011
While talks continue on the issue of merging three Greater Wenatchee area firefighting agencies under one management umbrella, the same topic has been discussed in the Chelan area involving Chelan’s Fire District Seven, Manson’s District Five and possibly Fire District 4 from Douglas County.

While general logic would lead you to believe combining resources would be a good way to increase efficiency while saving money, Fire District Five Chief Arnold Baker says, it’s more complicated than that: "CLICK HERE" for Audio

The Manson and Chelan Fire Districts presently have cooperative agreements that allow the crews to assist each other, including during a recent fire at a residence near Tunnel Hill Winery on the South Shore.