[8/16/17] Want A Boat? Here’s Your Chance To Purchase A Surplus Boat From Chelan Fire & Rescue

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Chelan County Fire District 7 Board of Commissioners passed a resolution at their meeting last week to surplus Marine 71– the boat that was originally intended as a platform for the Rescue Swimmer Program.

Commissioner Russ Jones told KOZI there is no doubt that a Rescue Swimmer platform is essential for the program, but the current platform is not fitting the needs…

081617 Marine 71 Surplus 1 :20 “…to be and operate from.”

Chelan Fire Chief, Tim Lemon, says selling the boat makes the most sense for the district…

081617 Marine 71 Surplus 2 :13 “…to a new platform.”

Commissioner Jones says the idea of replacing Marine 71 isn’t a new one– and the board has come up with a few possible options…

081617 Marine 71 Surplus 3 :36 “…to be free but expensive.”

The Rescue Swimmer Program was launched shortly after Chief Tim Lemon came on board in 2013- and, in recent years, has grown in numbers…

081617 Marine 71 Surplus 4 :14 “…18 to 20 people.”