July 2, 2016
Hwy 10/Hart Rd Fire: Local elk hanging out at the command post. She is making her rounds giving kisses to each firefighter and officer here. :)
For clarification: Staff did not seek her out. She walked into the command post area and began nudging everyone. More photos on Facebook
July 3, 2016
Firefighters contain two wildfires near Cle Elum
KITTITAS CO. Snoqualmie Pass Fire and Rescue chief (a department under King County Fire District 51) Jay Wiseman has been hired as the chief for Kittitas County Fire District 7 (FD7). Wiseman still serves as the chief at Snoqualmie Pass as well.
Wiseman stated, "As far as my time in management, my goal would be to make Fire District 7 and Snoqualmie Pass the same and "I expect to be down here quite a bit."
Wiseman presented his five main goals to commissioners, and volunteer firefighters at a meeting including fine tuning department structure and communications. To focus on long range and capital improvement planning, developing cost recovery programs, working with service area partners on response planning, and continuing the process of consolidating fire and EMS emergency services in the area.
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Bruce Reason came to our Association meeting, gave a touching speech about Firefighters and presented the Department Firefighters with this amazing citizen's award.
Mr. Reason made the pyrography, or wood-burn art, plaque himself. "Ole Smokey" hangs at Station 71, the station near Mr. Reason's home.
Thank you Mr. Reason!!
2016 KCFD7 Awards Banquet Photos
CONGRATULATIONS to Kaitlynn Robyn Schmitt - Most Improved FF, Wendy Templeman Smith - Firefighter of the Year, Carolyn Berglund - Volunteer of the Year, Sandy Sandra Stillwell Malcolm - Commissioners Award Thanks you for all who voted, all who attended, and for ALL that our Volunteer Firefighters do every day! Thank you to the Banquet Committee, Eric Kiehn, Crystal Campbell, Carol Campbell, Karaley Lilienthal, Marlo Frownfelder, Michelle McDonald, and Russ Hobbs ... Great Job! Thank you to the cooks Jason Williams, Dave Anderson, helpers, and the Grange Folks for a wonderful dinner!