District & Services

Services we provide

- Fire Suppression 

- Emergency Medical Services​

- Wildland Firefighting​

- Technical Rescue                                      

- Water Rescue

- Ice Rescue

- Avalanche Search & Rescue

- Snowmobile Rescue

- Fire Prevention

- Education & Community Disaster Preparedness

- Fuel Mitigation

LWFR Calls For Service 2020


  • FIRE/MISC: 82

  • EMS/MVA: 133

        About lwfr


Lake Wenatchee Fire & Rescue was established with the merging of Chelan County Fire District #9 and Chelan County Fire District #4.  The district is currently guided by a three-person Board. The Fire Chief oversees two Administrative Personnel, Deputy Chief, Captain, four Lieutenants, four Seasonal Firefighters, and approximately 30 Volunteer Firefighters.


The district covers an area consisting of rivers, valleys, highways and mountainous terrain and services both full-time and part-time residents as well as a large contingent of visitors. LWFR is a multi-risk department, which provides the same level of service as a paid fire department, and responded to approximately 297 calls for emergency services in 2019. 


Lake Wenatchee Fire & Rescue covers over 100 square miles from East Stevens Pass to Chiwaukum and Lake Wenatchee north to White River Road, along with encompassing services for Plain, Chiwawa River Pines, Fish Lake, Ponderosa, and Beaver Valley Hill.


LWFR provides training in: Structural Firefighting, Vehicle Extrication, EMT Certification, Wildland Firefighting, Ice Rescue, Avalanche Search and Rescue, Snowmobile Training, Water Rescue, High/Low Angle Rescue, Officer Development, and EVIP.    


Lake Wenatchee Fire & Rescue and Cascade Medical Center are partnering to bring EMS to the communities around Lake Wenatchee

Vision Statement: "One Team, One Plan, Striving for Excellence"

core Values

  • Attend Training

  • Self-Motivated

  • Ethical

  • Accountable

  • Reliable

  • Committed

  • Open Minded 

  • Professional 

  • Well Organized

  • Approachable 

  • Dedicated

  • Diversity

  • Health and Safety 

  • Integrity

  • Caring

  • Respectful

  • Responsible

  • Open to feedback 

  • Safe

  • Willing

  • Tolerant

  • Caring

  • Multi-Tasker

  • Outside the Box

  • Balance 

  • Strong Leadership 

  • Teamwork

  • Selfless

       primary Goals


  • Provide a safe, timely and efficient response to the proper resources.

  • Attract and maintain department staffing.

  • Change Agents.

  • Sufficiently Equipped. 

  • Engaged with the community. 

  • To be recognized as leaders in the delivery of emergency services by staying ahead of the changing characteristics of our district.

  • Be the leading resource for community safety, education, and information .

  • Foster collaborative partnerships that help us achieve our mission.

Strategic plan



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                    Lake Wenatchee Fire & Rescue 

21696 Lake Wenatchee Hwy, Leavenworth, WA 98826

     509.763.3034 | M-Th 8:00-3:00 | Email: lwfr@nwi.net

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