[3/18/22] Fire Chief Asher Back From Maryland

Posted in Fire and EMS

Chelan Fire and Rescue Chief Brandon Asher is back from what you might call a “field trip;” he went to the National Fire Academy in Emmetsburg, Maryland, a chance to meet other fire chiefs, hear their stories and learn a few things:

Asher said it was eye-opening to hear how other fire departments are dealing with issues similar to the ones he’s facing, such as staffing:

But Asher says the only sure thing is to have full-time firefighters:

What’s more, Asher says they’ve got a good recruit class of volunteers that’s almost finished up, so in his words, we’re doing the best we can with what we’ve got.