Fire and EMS

[3/19/20] Lake Chelan emergency response teams prepare to care for community during COVID-19 pandemic

Posted in Fire and EMS, Health

Listen to Chelan Fire and Rescue Chief Mark Donnell and LCCHC EMS Director Ray Eickmeyer tell KOZI how local emergency services have prepared for possible spread of COVID-19 in the Lake Chelan Valley. AUDIO: 2 minutes

[3/6/20] Firefighters work to control house fire in Manson Friday morning

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Manson firefighters and Chelan Fire & Rescue worked to control a house fire Friday morning in the 1800 block of Totem Pole Road in Manson. Chief Arnold Baker was at the scene and says first responders found a complex situation when they arrived. Listen to Chief Baker tell KOZI about the firefighting efforts, as well […]

[3/4/20] Local firefighters had a busy Tuesday, responding to multiple fires

Posted in Fire and EMS, Weather, Wildfire

Two separate fires in the Lake Chelan vicinity yesterday had first responders scrambling to corral their flames in yesterday’s windy conditions. Chelan County Fire District No. 7 Chief Mark Donnell tells KOZI about it.

[1/27/20] A local volunteer firefighter saves dog after icy accident

Posted in Environment, Feature, Fire and EMS, Weather

When a pup went through the ice at Roses Lake in Manson last week, local firefighters saved the day. Listen to Manson volunteer firefighter Adam Rasmussen tell KOZI about the chilling rescue. 

[1/21/20] Icy weather over the weekend caused a slurry of accidents

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With so much wintry weather, area roads are more dangerous than normal, causing drivers to slip and slide off the roadways. KOZI’s Celeste Hankins has the story.

[1/21/20] Boat sinks to the bottom of Lake Chelan

Posted in Environment, Fire and EMS, Recreation, Weather

A boat owner who has his vessel docked on Lake Chelan at Harris Marina had an unhappy surprise Sunday, when his craft sunk to the bottom of the lake. Mark Evans and Reed Courtney tell KOZI about what happened and the effort it took to retrieve it.

[1/8/20] Flu season triggers visitor restrictions at Chelan Hospital

Posted in Fire and EMS, Health

The flu season got an early start this year, and a king county child died last month due to complications from the illness, the first known case of pediatric flu-related death in the county since 2009. In north-central Washington is not alone, residents aren’t immune, and the Lake Chelan Community Hospital recently responded to an […]

[12/9/19] Burn ban affects most of NCW

Posted in Fire and EMS

A stage 1 burn ban on outdoor burning and the use of uncertified stoves and fireplaces began at 8 a.m.yesterday for the Methow Valley, and for all of Chelan and Douglas counties due to poor air quality in the region. Restrictions on burning will continue through noon, Wednesday, when conditions will be reassessed. The Washington […]

[10/7/19] FREE Smoke Detectors from Red Cross

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National Fire Prevention Week started yesterday and runs through the 12th, and the American Red Cross urges everyone to practice their home fire escape plan and test their smoke alarms. Betsy Robertson Communications Program Manager with the Northwest Region of the Red Cross says with cooler temperatures and more folks using heaters and fireplaces, now is […]

[10/4/19] Okanogan Firefighter Succumbed to Injuries

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An Okanogan County firefighter has died after being badly burned while engaging a wildfire last month.  Assistant Chief Christian Johnson of Okanogan County Fire District No. 3 passed away on Tuesday after spending just over a month in the intensive care unit at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. The 55-year-old was hospitalized after suffering burns […]