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Firefighters responded this evening to a vehicle on fire in the 2200 block of 8th street Northeast this evening . Engine 1 arrived to find a engine compartment engulfed in flames. Fire was brought under control quickly and there was no damage to the house.
If your out and about today stop by Pybus Public market and check out Fire District 2’s Firewise program information booth. Firewise is information related to wildland urban interface and home preparations for wildland fires. At the booth You will find our digital fire extinguisher prop available for use, for those who have never used an extinguisher it’s a great prop to learn how to use an extinguisher in the home and workplace setting. The booth will be open 10-1
This morning at approximately 11:16, Douglas County Fire District #2 was dispatched to a drowning in the lake next to 401 Parkway Drive in Rock Island. Early indications were that the victim was a young female child and that she fell through the ice. Rock Island is a community located 10 miles South of East Wenatchee, WA. Our District response was immediate with Engine 1, Rescue 1, and Asst. Chief John Glenn as Command 22. Responders arrived within 13 minutes with two of the firefighters, Billy Turner and Jacob Toevs, dressed in their water rescue gear. Douglas County Sheriff’s Officers had arrived on scene just before the firefighters and guided the rescue swimmers to where they believed the girl was last scene. Under the direction of Capt. Shane Flatness, Turner and Toevs were deployed without delay at the point of entry. Turner rapidly made his way out on the ice and entered the open water where he found and removed the girl. Toevs maintained Turner’s tag line during the rescue and assisted in the removing the girl. “This was a team effort by District personnel that was performed flawlessly”, stated Fire Chief Dave Baker. The other responders who assisted in resuscitation efforts included Firefighter J.P. Sokolowski, Resident Firefighters Carter Welch and James Workman. Shawn Ballard, Ballard Ambulance, informed our crew that the girl is improving and would be flown to Children’s Hospital in Seattle. Chief Baker said “On behalf of all the members of Douglas County Fire District #2, we wish to extend our thoughts and prayers to the young girl and her family.”
Members of Douglas County Fire District 2 and Chelan County Fire District 1 (@iaff_local453 ) are training in a house donated in the fire district today out in the area before Turtle Rock State Park. The ability to have a training burn in a vacant donated house allows firefighters to practice skills and techniques crucial to suppression and life safety.