Department Vision

To develop and maintain an organization that successfully confronts the threats and challenges of a growing community

Chelan County Fire Protection District #3 was established to provide fire protection services to the rural community surrounding the City of Leavenworth. In 2012 the fire district, by a vote of the community, annexed Leavenworth deleting those fire protection borders.

Today Fire District #3 is a combination fire department responsible for protecting almost 30 square miles and over two billion dollars in assets. The department responds to over 700 emergencies a year including structure fires, wildland fires, rail emergencies, haz-mat, motor vehicle accidents, and river rescue to name a few.

Below is an illustration of our promise to the community we protect, our visitors and each other.

Mission Statement:

To serve our community by protecting life, property, and the environment with safe, skilled, and dedicated professionals.

Value Statements:

To Our Residents:

We will provide the residents of and visitors to our community the highest quality service characterized by responsiveness, integrity, and professionalism. We strive for quality improvement.

To Our District:

We will serve Chelan County Fire District #3 with our full commitment and dedication. We will look beyond the traditional scope of our individual positions to promote teamwork and organizational effectiveness.

To Each Other:

We owe a working environment characterized by trust and respect for the individual, fostering open and honest communication at all levels.

To Ourselves:

We strive for personal and professional growth through training. We seek greater knowledge, new challenges, and will continue to remain at the leading edge of our profession.


Fire Chief Kelly O’Brien


District Secretary/Administrative Assistant Stephanie Kuch