[10/14/16] Chelan Prepares To Hire Six Additional Firefighters

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Chelan Fire & Rescue Assistant Fire Chief, Mark Donnell, has been on the job for just more than 90 days- and is now knee deep in a hiring process that will bring 6 additional firefighters to Chelan County Fire District 7.

Darnell says the firefighters will be paid for, in full, for 2 years, through Federal Grant Funding…

101416 Safer Grant 1 :48 “…january of this year.”

Darnell says the FEMA grants were created after 911 to provide adequate staffing for fire and emergency response…

101416 Safer Grant 2 :34 “…do those functions.”

The grant totals roughly $850 thousand for the two year stint.

Darnell says, that if the district chooses to keep those firefighters on board at the end of those two years, it will fall on the district to finance…

101416 Safer Grant 3 :13 “…keep them sustained.”