Lake Wenatchee Fire & Rescue Selected for Recipient of DNR Surplus Engine

  • Source: KPQ-AM 560
  • Published: 10/23/2019 09:44 AM

Lake Wenatchee Fire and Rescue (LWFR) is one of the fire districts in the state to receive a Department of Natural Resources surplus wildland brush engine at no cost. The selection process to receive an engine is based on fire districts that demonstrate a strong partnership with the DNR and also the community’s risk with wildland fires. “We’re a community that’s at a high risk for wildland fires and we also have a need because we’re a rural, volunteer fire department with a limited budget that we can fix a truck up instead of purchasing one brand new,” said Chief Mick Lamar. In order to buy a new brush truck, it would cost the LWFR roughly $200,000 and due to the tax base the district is faced with limited revenue.


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