Wenatchee Valley’s largest fire districts will retain 100% of its firefighting staff despite state’s immunization deadline

  • Source: iFiberOne
  • Published: 10/19/2021 12:00 AM

On Monday, iFIBER ONE News reached out to Chelan County Fire District 1 and Douglas County Fire District 2 to find out if some of its firefighters fell ‘casualty’ to the state’s Oct. 18 vaccination deadline. Brian Brett is the chief of both fire districts. Chelan County Fire District 1 also responds to incidents in the Wenatchee city limits and Douglas County 2 also fights fires in East Wenatchee’s city limits. Out of the 70 career firefighters between the two districts, Brett says none of his staff has failed to comply with the mandate. Brett says six firefighters qualified for religious exemptions. Only one career firefighter has been partially vaccinated and is “in process” of being fully vaccinated. Among volunteer personnel, Brett says three have religious exemptions and he’s working to retain three that have not adhered to the state’s deadline.


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