The Molson-Chesaw Fire Department is an all volunteer
department. We are always seeking additional motivated
volunteers for our department. All new applicants must be
Obtain and keep current a valid Wildland Firefighter Red Card.
Obtain and keep current a valid First Aid Card.
Pass a Department physical fitness test.
If you are interested in joining our Fire Department please
OKCOFPD #11 Staffing
42 volunteers, a Chief and 4 officers make
up OKCOFPD #11. An elected three-member Board of Commissioners governs the
District. There is also a Fire Association.
Fire Training Level
All firefighters are currently scheduled or
basic structural firefighters. In addition all firefighters are
trained as wildland firefighters (red carded). The majority of
carded members are also Firefighter type 1 rated. One officer is
as Incident Commander type 4, Single Resource Boss, Dozer Boss
Average of 23 responses (wildland and structural)
project fires Wilcox and Nine Mile). Nearly 1/2 of all responses
conjunction with the WA DNR (cooperative agreement).
Formal Mutual-aid agreements exist between OKCOFPD
#11 and all
other Okanogan County Fire Protection Districts, the WA DNR and
Between 2000 and 2004 OKCO FPD #11 responded to 21 calls for
Washington State DNR.
OKCOFPD #11 is a founding member of
(Northeast Washington Coalition of fire suppression agencies). 1
of the 5
initial attack engines is non taxed based allowing OKCOFPD #11 a
responding to mobilization calls outside jurisdictional
examples of which are 1995 Mt. Anne, 1999 Lemansky, 2000 Rocky
Pickens, 2003 Eagle Rock, 2003 Highland Complex and 2004
Additionally numerous minor responses have occurred supporting
the WA DNR
during lightning bust ignitions.
OKCOFPD #11 is active on a regional
members serving on various committees an organizations ie;
Chiefs Association, Prescribed Fire Council and the Highlands
local coordinating group.
Northern boundary is 13 miles of east/west international border with the closest Canadian fire station being 20 miles from our Molson satellite station. Western boundary follows Nine Mile road adjoining private ground. Eastern boundary is the Chesaw highway and adjoins private and USFS property. The Southern boundary is intermixed with USFS and private property.