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It looks like 2023 is going to be a record-setting year for Chelan Fire and Rescue, anyway from a call-volume standpoint. That's the word from Chief Brandon Asher, who says they've been keeping busy:

Asher says they've been able to keep up with the demand so far, anyway, but with wildfire season essentially here, having enough resources available is going to be critical:

And Chief Asher adds the forecasts are not looking in our favor not only for the summer, but well into the fall:

At the Chelan 7 Fire Commission meeting Wednesday, Asher and the commissioners discussed what is called severity staffing, which means bringing in more firefighters on days with severe winds.

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