[5/26/16] Chelan 7 Hires 3 Seasonal Firefighters

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Chelan County Fire District 7 Commissioners approved a program at their last meeting, that allowed for the hiring of 3 full time seasonal firefighters.

 

The program is called Summer Seasonal Wildland Firefighters and, Chelan County 7 Fire Chief, Tim Lemon says, Firefighter Forrest Hale, Crew Leader Justin Thorpe and Firefighter/EMT John Steiner have all been hired as part of the program…

 The program is new, Chief Lemon explains, making it hard to judge just how big of an impact it will have on this wildfire season…

 So– what exactly does he mean by Medium Fuels?

 

Chief Lemon says fuels are split into 3 categories: light medium and heavy…