District & Services

Mission Statement: "Working together to protect life and property while serving our greater community"

        About lwfr


Lake Wenatchee Fire & Rescue is a special district resulting from a merging of Chelan County Fire District 4 and Chelan County Fire District 9.  The district is currently guided by a four-person Board. The Fire Chief oversees two Administrative Personnel, Assistant Chief, Battalion Chief, Captain, three Lieutenants, approximately 30 Volunteer Firefighters and three Seasonal Wildland 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 283 calls for emergency services in 2018. 


Lake Wenatchee Fire & Rescue covers approximately 60 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 to the top of 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.    

Services we provide

- Fire Suppression 

- Emergency Medical Services​

- Wildland Firefighting​

- High/Low Angle Rescue                                       

- Swift Water Rescue

- Ice Rescue

- Avalanche Search & Rescue

- Snowmobile Rescue

- Fire Prevention

- Fuel Mitigation

LWFR Calls For Service 2019


  • FIRE/MISC: 86

  • EMS/MVA: 196

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"

       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.

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

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Lake Wenatchee Fire & Rescue | 21696 Lake Wenatchee Hwy. 

Leavenworth, WA 98826 | 509.763.3034 | M-F 8:30-2:15 | Email



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