It was an exciting afternoon at Fire District 2 headquarters station. 5 newly promoted officers and 5 new firefighters received their badges and helmets today. The newly promoted officers and firefighters have created a staffing model that places an additional engine company on duty each day staffed 24/7. These firefighters will operate out of station 1 downtown on Eastmont Avenue. Additionally a training officer and a fire prevention officer have been assigned to work days. When station 4 is completed in the upcoming year the additional engine company will move to that location at 35th and NW Cascade Avenue. Fire District 2 is striving to meet the growing needs of the community. Congratulations to those pinned today! @wenatcheeworld @ncwlifechannel @ifiber_one_news
Today marks the first day in Douglas County Fire District 2 history where two engine companies will be staffed 24/7 serving the citizens of fire district 2.
Firefighters were dispatched yesterday to a structure fire at Cashmere Valley Bank in East Wenatchee. Firefighters arrived to a vehicle on fire in the ATM drive thru. The fire was isolated to the vehicle and contained quickly. No structures became involved. We want to continue to give our followers a inside perspective of a first arriving units on a scene. @ncwlifechannel @wenatcheeworld
Douglas County Firefighters responded with Chelan County Fire District 1 @wenatchee_valley_firefighters for a brush fire in East Wenatchee yesterday. We wanted to give our followers an inside look at what it’s like to be one of the first couple arriving engines on scene of a fire. Yesterday’s incident occurred in hot dry and windy conditions.
Know before you go! The ground is hot! This is one of our thermal imagers pointing at the sidewalk in front of Station 1! 135*F and in some cases, it’s even hotter! • • The National Institute for Standards and Technology says human skin begins to feel pain at a temperature of 111 degrees (think hot bathwater). At 118 degrees, human skin can sustain first-degree burns; a second-degree burn injury can occur at a temperature of 131 degrees. • • Remember to stay cool, stay hydrated, and be safe! #dcfd2 #douglasfire2 #firemanship @seekthermal
June 1st marked the start of the State wide ban, here is a short video explaining what that means to you. Visit douglasfire2.org for more information on burning regulations.