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Okanogan County Fire District 6 (OCFD6) is a professional organization of volunteer and career firefighters that provides fire, rescue, and emergency response services throughout the Methow Valley in Washington State.

  Breaking News

On the last training night of 2017, OCFD6 held its annual Firefighter Appreciation Night. The Twisp Valley Grange did an outstanding job hosting us and prepared a delicious meal.

OCFD6 presents five awards each year:
The 75% Club award is given to those volunteers who respond to at least
75% of their home station’s calls for service. This year’s recipients were
Captain John Owen (Winthrop), Firefighter Bruce Hevly (Winthrop), Firefighter
Rick Nordby (Winthrop), Firefighter Dave Crosby (Mazama), Firefighter Alan
Fahnestock (Mazama), and Firefighter Brandon Richison (Mazama). Each
received a certificate and collar pin to wear on their dress uniform.
The Training Roll Call award is presented to the station with the highest
percentage of attendance to scheduled and required trainings for the year. It
was a tight race with the top two stations separated by only 2 percentage
points. However, the Mazama station edged out the competition and won the
right to hang the plaque at their station this year.
The Station Excellence award is presented to the station exhibiting the best
or most improved performance in station and firefighter operations. This year
the District recognized the Winthrop station for their efforts. They received a
plaque to hang on their wall until next year.
Firefighter of the Year is presented to the firefighter whose actions benefit
their fellow firefighters and serve to strengthen our District overall. This award
is decided on by the officers of the 4 OCFD6 stations (Carlton, Twisp,
Winthrop, and Mazama). Firefighter Jeremiah Fosness (Winthrop) was voted
Firefighter of the Year for 2017. He received a certificate and collar pin
to wear on his dress uniform.
The Commissioners Award is presented to the firefighter who exhibits,
represents, and promotes firefighter professionalism and District values to both
the public and their fellow firefighters.  Firefighter Dick Evans (Winthrop)
earned this award because of his positive attitude and
willingness to “do whatever it takes”.

Special recognition was given to the members of FiST (Fire Support Team). They ensure the firefighters have snacks and drinking water on each apparatus. FiST also delivers meals to fire scenes of extended duration. FiST is comprised of Heather Priest, Pat Leigh, Sam Owen, Lorrie Hammer, Kaliope Creighton, Hannah Cordes, and Dana Stamps.

Max Jones was also recognized for her media outreach efforts. Max not only volunteers for the Carlton station, she also writes the District newsletter, manages the District’s Facebook page, and acts as the District’s Public Information Officer as needed.

OCFD6 would like to thank our personnel for their dedication and commitment to our community.





New District Station
Information about the new District 6 station in Winthrop



Burn Ban
Okanogan County Burn Ban
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