District & Services
Welcome to Lake Wenatchee Fire and Rescue
Whether you have been here for generations, a few years, or are visiting for the weekend, our volunteers consider it an honor to serve you and your family.
LWFR is a full-service Fire, Rescue, and EMS department. Our membership is made of your dedicated neighbors who meet several times a month to train, learn, and prepare for any emergency. Unlike many fully-funded fire departments, our volunteer service requires our firefighters to respond from home or work. Their service is indicative of the unique community we enjoy. Where, regardless of our individualities, we all come together in the protection of our common home and each other.
Our home here is also unique in its Cascade mountain environment. It is a recreation paradise; it also can hold inherent hazards. Summers can reach 100 degrees and are often highly vulnerable to fire. Winters can drop well below zero, and the unprepared can risk injury or death from exposure.
Our volunteers are always ready to respond, though the best way to help them is for you to live and act in a way that keeps you prepared. If traveling in the backcountry, let someone know your plans. Always carry essentials in your backpack and in your car. Prepare your property against wildfire and give it defensible space so it can survive fires big and small.
Lastly, I can never say thank you enough to our Auxiliary and community members that support us in good times and when the going gets challenging. Their vocal and enthusiastic support keeps spirits high and reminds us why we get up for each and every call.
Fire Chief David Walker
Lake Wenatchee Fire & Rescue is a Volunteer Fire District that was established in 2015 with the merger of CCFD #9 and CCFD #4. LWFR serves Plain and the Greater Lake Wenatchee Area. LWFR provides service to approximately 100 square miles within our district.
Response areas include Lake Wenatchee, Fish Lake, Tall Timber, Trinity, Chiwawa River Pines, Beaver Valley Hill, Plain, Ponderosa, River Road, Coles Corner, Winton, Chiwaukum, Nason Creek, Merrit, and East Stevens Pass.
Our district serves a unique community with a vast majority of recreational opportunities. Lakes, Rivers, Mountains, Hiking Trails, Forest Service Roads, Campgrounds, Full-Time/Part-Time Vacation Homes, Stevens Pass, and Highway 2 are some of the major landmarks that make up our beautiful area.
These terrains bring a wide variety of training requirements to the district. Lake Wenatchee Firefighters train in Structural Firefighting, Wildland Firefighting, Emergency Medical Services, Emergency Vehicle Incident Prevention, Water Rescue, Ice Rescue, Snowmobile Rescue, Technical Rescue, Avalanche Search and Rescue, and Automobile Extrication Training.
Lake Wenatchee Fire & Rescue responded to 389 calls for service in 2020. Our members consist of dedicated neighbors that meet several times a month to train and prepare for emergencies. In the event of an emergency, Lake Wenatchee Firefighters respond from home or work to provide care and compassion to those in need.
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
Vision Statement: "One Team, One Plan, Striving for Excellence"