[9/13/16] Chelan 7 Receives Grant To Fund 6 Full Time Firefighters For 2 Years

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Chelan Fire & Rescue is celebrating after the recent announcement that they will be awarded a grant that will bring 6 Full Time firefighters to District 7 for 2 years.

The grant is part of a FEMA Safe Firefighters grant.

Chelan Fire Chief, Tim Lemon, says the grant program will fully fund all 6 firefighters…

091316 Firefighters Grant 1 :30 “..firefighters for 2 years.”

The grant award will allow the district to double their current number of Full Time firefighters, Lemon says…

091316 Firefighters Grant 2 :29 “…put it to good use.”

Chief Lemon explains that Washington Administrative Code sets firefighter safety standards, and the grant will allow Chelan Fire & Rescue to meet those standards quicker…

091316 Firefighters Grant 3 :46 “…and assemble the teams.”

Chelan Fire District 7 expects to have all 6 firefighters hired and on-duty in January, 2017.