Chelan Fire & Rescue Reactivating Siren as a Community-Wide Alert
by Dennis Rahm
At noon on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 Chelan Fire and Rescue will be doing a test activation of its community siren. After floating the idea of creating community awareness going into a predicted bad fire season, CFR was met with overwhelming support from the community of reactivating the siren.
According to CFR, the siren will only activate when Chelan Fire and Rescue is on 2nd alarm or greater wildland or structure fires. “In these situations, we will have requested all available manpower and equipment from all 5 of our stations.”
This will serve notice to the community to be prepared for a larger wildland fire that could potentially be threatening the safety of our citizens and visitors. It also serves notice that there could be a delay in other responses due to having to break a truck away from the current emergency.