Fire District #9
Burning permits are not required in Fire District 9 at Lake Wenatchee but burning is subject to several requirements. These are enforced by the sheriff’s department and violation of them could result in a citation:
1. Only natural, untreated vegetation may be burned
2. The pile must be no larger than 4′ X 4′ X 3′ high.
3. A person capable of extinsguishing the fire MUST attend the fire at all times.
4. A water supply shall be readily available for use
5. Fire shall not be sithin 50 feet of a structure
6. Only one pile may be burned at a time
7. Burning is limited to between 1/2 hour before sunrise and
1/2 hour after sunset.
8. Burn Barrels are not allowed
9. The fire must be fully extinsguished before leaving it.
The Board of Commissioners of CCFD9 meet the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 10am at Station 91 at 21696 Lake Wenatchee Hwy. THE MAY 2013 MEETING HAS BEEN CHANGED TO THURSDAY, MAY 9TH, AT 10:00 AM. Any Questions please call Terri at 763-3034.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact me.
Chelan County Fire District No.9
21696 Lake Wenatchee Hwy
Leavenworth, WA 98826
telephone – 509-763-3034
fax – 509-763-8800
CCFD9 AUXILIARY RAISES $20,000 FOR FIRE DISTRICT
Chelan County Fire District 9 held its annual recognition banquet on February 20th at Featherwinds Lodge on River Road. A highlight of the evening was the presentation of a check by CCFD9 Auxiliary president Jimi Wilson to Mike Stanford, Vice Present of the Firefighters Association, in the amount of $18,200. The Auxiliary had also this year purchased a utility trailer for the fire District for $1,800. The funds were raised by the Auxiliary-sponsored Labor Day garage sale and annual Christmas pancake breakfast and bazaar. The donated funds will be used to purchase equipment for rescue equipment, to equip newly purchased fire trucks and provide training and safety materials for firefighters. The banquet acknowledged the service of all auxiliary members and firefighters and saluted the many years of service of recently retired Fire Chief Rod Fountain and Lt. Cliff Barnhill.
LAKE WENATCHEE FIRE CHIEF RETIRES Rod Fountain, a 20-year member of Fire District 9 at Lake Wenatchee, has retired after serving the last five years as Chief of that department. Rod is a native of Long Beach, California, and served 21 years in the U.S. Air Force prior to his arrival in this area. During his tenure as Chief he has been recognized as Firefighter of the Year of his department, received the Fire Service Support Award from Rivercom in 2012 and has been recognized for his continuing support of the Smokey Bear program by the U.S. Forest Service. Rod was also the department mechanic for all of his twenty years of service. Under his leadership the department was able to purchase and equip two new fire engines, a new rescue vehicle, two new water tenders and two new command vehicles. Rod’s wife JoAnn also served the department faithfully for twenty years as member and President of the Fire Department Auxiliary which annually raises significant amounts of money for District equipment and programs in their Labor Day garage sale and Christmas bazaar and pancake breakfast. Rod was a respected and integral member of District 9 for many years and will be missed immensely. He will be joined in retirement by Lt. Cliff Barnhill, a 22 year veteran of the department. /p pThe Commissioners of Fire District 9 have appointed Mick Lamar, a retired career firefighter and 7 year member of the department, to be the new Chief of District 9. Mick and his wife Trish moved to the Plain area in 2005. Mick will be assisted in his duties by Assistant Chief George Hiteshew, also a retired career firefighter who joined this department in 2006 when he and his wife Linda retired to the area. Mick and George both retired as career firefighters at the Whidbey Island Naval Air Station and both also served as volunteers in Island County Fire District 2 during their careers. Their long years of experience in the fire service and crash/rescue operations will be a great asset to the Lake Wenatchee/Plain/Chiwawa community.