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Chelan County Fire District #1 Preparing For Fire Season, Station Upgrades

Chelan County Fire District #1 Fire Chief Mike Burnett joins Dan Langager in the KOHO studio to talk about seasonal and permanent hires ahead of this year’s fire season, a few small burns that have already popped up this spring, predicting the type of fires ahead based on dry fuels and vegetation and major renovations…

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American Red Cross Month Highlights Local Programs

March is American Red Cross Month. The month-long highlight culminates with the Hometown Heroes Celebration March 29 at the Wenatchee Convention Center. Today we have a chance to learn about some of their local programs and the staff and volunteers that make them happen. Dan Langager sat down with Conny Garcia, Disaster Program Manager, and Caitlyn Richter, AmeriCorps…

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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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