Law Enforcement / Public Safety

Law Enforcement Volunteer Deputies Begin Reserve Academy

Chelan County Sheriff Brian Burnett joins Dan Langager in the KOHO studio to talk about the start of this year’s reserve deputy academy, where local volunteers learn the ins and outs of law enforcement and volunteer their time to area law enforcement agencies. Burnett also addresses KOHO’s reporting yesterday on the influx of campers and…

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Fire Marshal: Home Escape Plan, Smoke Detectors Save Lives

So far in 2018, there have been seven fire fatalities in homes with no working smoke alarms, according to the State Fire Marshal’s Office. The Office is encouraging every household to develop and practice a home escape plan. KOHO’s Jay Witherbee has the details.  Here is what you can do: Sketch the floor plan of your home. Identify all doors,…

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Skier From Kirkland Dies At Mission Ridge After Striking Tree

*9 a.m. Update: Sheriff Brian Burnett reports the victim from yesterday’s ski accident at Mission has been identified as 25-year-old Brian A. Scott of Kirkland, Wash. A Kirkland man was fatally injured in a skiing accident at Mission Ridge Ski Resort yesterday afternoon. Chelan County Sheriffs Deputy Rich Magnussen said a little after noon the man…

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Even With $1.2 Million, Proposed Emergency Operations Center Still In Limbo

Chelan County Sheriff Brian Burnett joins Dan Langager in the KOHO studio to talk about his recent meeting with Chelan County Commissioners and the Port of Chelan County about a new Emergency Operations Center in Olds Station to serve all of North Central Washington. The project has so far received $1.2 million in state grants,…

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NCW Emergency Operations Center Gets $1 Million In State Capital Budget

Following the Sleepy Hollow Fire in June 2016 that claimed nearly 30 homes in Wenatchee, local fire districts, emergency management and law enforcement personnel learned up close how the lack of a full response center in North Central Washington can hamper their response. Along with help from Senator Brad Hawkins, they secured $1 million in…

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