Sherman joins newly appointed Chief Brandon Asher in leadership roles

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Chelan Fire and Rescue is pleased to announce the hiring of Shawn Sherman as its new Assistant Fire Chief.  Shawn holds the position that was formerly held by now Fire Chief Brandon Asher.

Shawn is a lifelong resident and has a long history of service to the Lake Chelan Valley.  He started as a Volunteer Firefighter for Chelan Fire and Rescue in 1995 and is entering his twenty-first year as a Firefighter.  In 2011 Shawn was hired as a Career Firefighter and quickly obtained the rank of Captain.

Shawn has an extensive background in wildland firefighting.  Shawn has been heavily involved with many of the devastating fires that have occurred in the Chelan Valley and surrounding areas.

In his early years, he was a Helitack Firefighter and even spent some time training in Australia and with the Bermagui Fire Brigade.  Shawn is the leader of Chelan Fire and Rescues marine and rescue swimmer programs.

Shawn’s father, Del Sherman, also retired as a Volunteer Firefighter with Chelan Fire and Rescue.  Shawn takes great pride in serving the community that raised him and understands the many challenges that the community faces.

Both in new positions, Chief Asher and Assistant Chief Sherman are motivated and ready to lead Chelan Fire and Rescue well into the future.

Assistant Fire Chief Shawn Sherman