Lake Wenatchee Fire and Rescue held it’s annual appreciation banquet Wednesday evening, January 15th at Pine River Ranch. In 2019 LWFR responded to nearly 300 calls, approximately 60% of those being medical emergency calls. The year’s activity and accomplishments were reviewed and awards presented for outstanding dedication and performance by firefighters, EMT’s and Auxiliary members. Firefighters Mike Pirotto was honored as Firefighter of the Year and Firefighter Deb Wadkins as EMT of the year. The LWFR Auxiliary presented a check to the Firefighters Association that represented the proceeds of the annual yard sale and Christmas pancake breakfast. Those funds are used largely for the purchase of equipment and training materials. Pictured: Chief Lamar with Firefighters Deb Wadkins and Mike Pirotto.