Family Safety Day 

Saturday May 27th 2017

11-3pm

Plain Fire Station 

 

                                               

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UPCOMING PROJECT:

 

LEAVENWORTH -- Work begins May 1 on the installation of more than 300 new roadway safety signs along Chumstick Highway.

 

The safety improvement project includes the installation of a variety of traffic signs, from speed limit and curve warning signs to school bus stop and fire station caution signs. The project will upgrade existing signs as well as install new ones.

 

The signs will be installed by contractor KRCI LLC along the highway from Leavenworth (at milepost 0.11) to the top of Beaver Hill (at milepost 12.37). The project is expected to take 28 working days, with crews working 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday beginning Monday, May 1. Work is expected to begin near Leavenworth and continue toward Beaver Hill.

 

Motorists should expect one-lane, flagger-controlled traffic in the area where crews will be working each day. Motorists may experience minor delays of up to 15 minutes. In some areas of Chumstick Highway, a pilot car also may be used in conjunction with flaggers. Motorists are asked to please plan for the delays.

 

The purpose of the project is to improve traveler safety on Chumstick Highway.  Collision data from 2008 to 2015 shows road conditions such as curves, excess speed, wet and icy surfaces, and low ambient lighting contribute to a large portion of collisions on the highway, in particular collisions involving vehicles running off the road. The installation of the signs is the second phase of the project. Last summer, centerlines and wider edge lines were painted on the highway.

 

 

 

Lake Wenatchee Fire and Rescue Auxiliary announces Yard Sale Drop-Off Saturdays!!! 

Over the next several months, May through August on the second Saturday of the month (May 13, June 10, July 8, and August 12), we will receive Yard Sale donations at our Beaver Valley Station next to the grade school (19015 Beaver Valley Road) from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Auxiliary members will be on hand to receive your donation for the sale to be held Labor Day weekend. 

As a reminder regulations do not allow us to accept the following items; helmets, baby car seats, cribs and high chairs, undergarments, large TVs, used tires and rims, large appliances, used soiled mattresses, open toiletries, broken barbecues, propane tanks and used gas cans, open cans of paint and solvents or any potential toxic or flammable liquids or sprays.  We appreciate all of the support with your donations, at the same time we need to let you know we do reserve the right not to accept items that hold no value and pose a harm to storing or selling.  

 

Thank you for your service to our community and our Fire Department!!

First Responder Breakfast:

 

 

 

 In January 2017 public access AED’s (Automated External Defibrillators) provided by Lake Wenatchee Fire and rescue Firefighters and Auxiliary were installed at Plain Hardware and Beaver Valley School to provide public access to provide public access defibrillation. The AED is a computerized medical device; it can check a person’s heart rhythm, recognize a rhythm that requires a shock and advise the rescuer if and when a shock is needed. The AED uses voice prompts, lights and text messages to tell the rescuer the steps to take. AEDs are very accurate, easy to use and reliable. With a few hours of training, anyone can learn to operate an AED safely. There are many different brands of AEDs, but the same basic steps apply to all of them. Public access to defibrillation (PAD) makes AEDs available in public and/or private places where large numbers of people gather or where people who are at high risk for heart attacks live.

 One unit has been placed inside the Beaver Valley School to serve the students, staff and parents at the school. The second unit is inside Plain Hardware in Plain inasmuch as this is a central location with high traffic year-round and regular daily hours. If the unit is needed at one of the other downtown businesses or other near-bye locations it can easily be accessed and used. In conjunction with placing the AED,  LWFR provides the business employees with CPR training to enable them to in turn provide guidance to potential responders. The devices cost about $1000 each and were purchased with community donations to the LWFR Auxiliary and Volunteer Firefighter’s Association through the annual garage sale, pancake breakfast, summer MusicFest at Plain Hardware and other activities. 

 

 

Firefighters of Lake Wenatchee Fire and Rescue and deputies of the Chelan County Sheriff’s Department spent Saturday, Jan 28th,  in and out of the balmy ice-covered waters of Fish Lake in a day of ice-rescue training. Different techniques of ice rescue were practiced and newly-acquired equipment for that purpose was tested out. Members of the LWFR Auxiliary were on hand with hot drinks and a hot lunch that were much appreciated after the chilly day after the excursions into the water.