Chelan Fire District 7 is increasing volunteers and educating personnel.
Shawn Sherman and Wes Dillon have both started the twelve week State Firefighting course in North Bend.
The Firefighting course involves hundreds of hours of learning both physical tasks and written material before being tested at the end of the course.
The test will include more than 400 questions as well as physical tests ranging from timed preparation to strength and control.
Fire Chief, Tim Lemon says this time around, the district is sending a volunteer firefighter, which is rather unusual.
Chief Lemon adds that the district will be putting together recruiting efforts in the near future that will likely focus on the South Shore of Chelan."CLICK HERE" for Audio