Today is Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016

Posts tagged "Okanogan County Fire District 6"
Winthrop residents will vote on annexation to Okanogan Fire District 6

Winthrop residents will vote on annexation to Okanogan Fire District 6

Residents of Winthrop and Okanogan County Fire District 6 will vote on whether to annex the town into the district at a special election on Feb. 14, 2017. The Winthrop Town Council approved a pre-annexation agreement at its meeting last week …
News roundup: fires, accidents, etc.

News roundup: fires, accidents, etc.

News roundup: fires, accidents, etc. • Okanogan County Fire District 6 and Washington Department of Natural Resources crews responded to a brush fire early Thursday afternoon (Sept. 1), off of Highway 153 about 4 miles south of Carlton. The fire was controlled by about 3 p.m. About a dozen vehicles were on the scene. No...
State, region wary of fires as summer winds down

State, region wary of fires as summer winds down

Although this summer has been wetter than the past two, in just six days this past week state firefighters responded to 82 wildfire starts, all but two of them likely human caused. The majority of these were accidents, started by sparks from a flat tire and wheel, by tow chains dragging…
Fire District 6 will seek citizen advisory committee input on new fire hall site

Fire District 6 will seek citizen advisory committee input on new fire hall site

Commissioners of Okanogan County Fire District 6 have decided to appoint a citizens advisory committee to provide feedback on the best location for a new fire hall. At their monthly meeting Monday (Aug. 8), commissioners agreed to establish the advisory group to specifically address the question of where a new hall should be built.
Agencies plan and build relationships for fire season

Agencies plan and build relationships for fire season

Armed with experiences and knowledge from the last two record-breaking fire seasons in the state, about 75 representatives from diverse firefighting agencies gathered last week to plan, share information, and brainstorm about how to be better prepared to handle a fast-moving disaster. The “large-fire” meeting brought together firefighters and fire managers, emergency personnel, weather forecasters and...
Cantwell hears local officials, responders on wildfires

Cantwell hears local officials, responders on wildfires

Practical, political issues aired in Okanogan County meeting By Ann McCreary Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Washington) came to Okanogan County last weekend to hear what local people think the county needs to fight future wildfires, and left with plenty to consider as she prepares wildfire management legislation. Faster and more effective initial attacks when wildfires ignite;...
Fire District 6 commissioners leave Waller’s paid leave contract provisions in place

Fire District 6 commissioners leave Waller’s paid leave contract provisions in place

After hearing another legal opinion during an executive session Monday (March 14), Okanogan County Fire District 6 commissioners took no action regarding a contract that provides a two-year paid leave to Fire Chief Don Waller.
Sifting through  the ashes

Sifting through the ashes

The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has been asked to assist in the investigation of a fire that caused extensive damage to the Twisp River Pub early Monday morning (Feb. 29). Brian Brett, a fire investigator from Douglas County, conducted…
Fire District 6 commissioners continue review of Waller contract

Fire District 6 commissioners continue review of Waller contract

In response to questions from the public regarding Fire Chief Don Waller’s two-year paid leave agreement, Okanogan County Fire District 6 commissioners are reviewing the contract “to understand all options available to the board,” according to a press release issued by the district on Tuesday (March 2).

Early morning fire damages Twisp River Pub

An early morning fire on Monday (Feb. 29) caused extensive damage to the Twisp River Pub on Highway 20. The cause of the fire is under investigation. An investigator from Douglas County was expected to be in Twisp on Monday to …