Here in Cle Elum there are a few local projects that you can get involved in that will greatly serve our community!
How To Get In Touch:
City of Cle Elum Fire Chief | Edwin Mills
SMOKE DETECTOR DRIVE
The Fire Department has partnered with the Red Cross to provide smoke alarms for as many homes as possible! If you need a smoke detector, contact the Fire Department today to to get an installation scheduled.
When we're responding to a 911 call our first priority is to get to you ASAP!
You can help us by making your address easy to spot! Reflective house numbers on your property or mailbox can be life saving! We recommend that the house numbers should be at least 4″ tall with reflective contrasting colors that stand out. These can be purchased locally from Cle Elum's hardware stores or online.
DONATE TO THE FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION
The Cle Elum Firefighters Association supports the Fire Department and the local community through planning events, fundraisers and community outreach. If you would like to donate, please scan the Venmo code with your mobile device or click on the image.
OPERATION: ADOPT A FIRE HYDRANT
Adopt a fire hydrant near your home and keep snow shoveled away from it during the winter season! This act of kindness will benefit the entire neighborhood and could saves lives by saving precious time for firefighters!
All that is needed is just a 3-foot clearance on all sides! Please consider clearing snow, weeds, and brush from a fire hydrant for your neighbors who may have medical conditions, disabilities, or those who are elderly and may be unable to do so themselves!
There are two types of burn bans for Kittitas County:
Fire Safety Burn Ban
Air Quality Burn Ban
When a Burn Ban is in effect, no outdoor burning is allowed.
You are however permitted to operate: gas fire pits, gas BBQs and pellet BBQs.
(No charcoal briquettes are allowed)
DID YOU KNOW?
Even when there isn't a Burn ban in effect, your fires must still be contained and no more than 3ft diameter and 2ft in height.
In Cle Elum we're not permitted to have recreational fires. What are those? Any burning of vegetation, brush, garden debris...
We are allowed ornamental, Religious & Cooking fires. What are those? Contained fires using dry and legal firewood or gas.
Here in WA we're no stranger to wildfire and burn bans.
Here's everything you need to know for when a burn-ban is in effect!
WANT TO VOLUNTEER KEEP A HYDRANT CLEAR?
Fill out the “Adopt A Hydrant” form!
What's the incentive here you ask... You get to name your Hydrant!
Have fun but please be appropriate*
OPERATION: WILDFIRE READY
Wildfire Ready is an initiative to help you protect your home against wildfires, created by the Washington Department of Natural Resources, partnered with a whole host of other agencies and local firefighters!
HOW DOES IT WORK?
1. You fill in a short online survey about your home, and it generates a ‘Wildfire Ready Plan’ (suggestions for how you can protect your home).
2. You choose a time and day for a local Wildfire Expert (sometimes the Fire Chief) to come out and visit you and your home for a consultation.
3. You choose which suggestions you’d like to proceed with and the Wildfire Ready team can connect you with local contractors to get the job done!
Click the button below to fill in the free survey or click here to visit the Wildfire Ready Neighbors website to find out more!
OPERATION: VEGETATION MANAGEMENT
What is this about you ask?
The City of Cle Elum isn't permitted to have recreational fires, but we understand that people sometimes need them for burning yard and wood clipping, branches, brush and other such things... We've come up with a solution!
We have a huge tub grinder that gets rid of all your bio mass from the yard and other such things! We've already ran a test pilot and are working on getting a set schedule put in place so you know when you can swing by and drop off your yard work.
Did we mention this is free?
WHERE IS IT LOCATED?
It's next to the water treatment facility, across the street from the county dump site!
SET TIMES COMING SOON!