Community

KCFPD 6 is very active in the community. In addition to providing mutual aid to local fire districts, we provide EMS support for local school events. We also host regular fund raisers to support the community. Some of our recent donations and events include purchasing speed limit signs, participating in a coat drive, boys and girls teen center, Hope Source, shop with a cop program and assembling bikes.

Car Seat Checks

Fire District 6 is excited to add Car Seat Checks to our department as a free service! 

For additional tips and tricks for finding your perfect car seat, installation, obtaining the perfect fit and when to move up to the next car seat type, please see: https://ucsg.safekids.org/

If you are in need of a car seat, please contact Kittitas County Department of Health or the Ellensburg Police Department. KCFPD6 does not have car seats to give at this time. KCFPD6 does not hold open car seat check opportunities; an appointment is needed. KCFPD6 participates in car seat check events in conjunction with Ellensburg Police Department several times a year. 

To obtain an appointment, please contact Captain Danielle Bertschi via email dbertschi@kcfpd6.com or call/text 509-304-5127. Please advise your car seat brand and model, your vehicle make and model, and if your child will not be in attendance, their height and weight. Please expect your appoint to last 25-45 minutes. 

Danielle Bertschi
Kittitas County Fire District 6
Fire Captain/EMS Coordinator
Community Health Programs Manager
Cell 509-304-5127

Car Seat Recommendations

Life Jacket Stations

Lake Cle Elum is an amazing place to visit and live, but sometimes danger can lurk beneath the waves, especially during high wind. In the last 5 years, 4 people have lost their lives to drowning in our area, 3 of them were children. None of these victims were wearing live jackets, and Kittitas County Fire District 6 wants to change that! A new life jacket station was just put up at Speelyi Beach; our next goals are to build life jacket stations at Wish Poosh Boat Launch and Morgan Creek. We’ll be working with multiple agencies including the USFS, KC Search & Rescue and others to accomplish this.

Community Meeting Rooms

Both Station 61 and Station 62 have meeting rooms for use in the community when available. Station 61 has one meeting room that can accommodate 15 people and Station 62 has one meeting room that accommodates 20 people. Each meeting room contains limited AV equipment and has available WiFi. To reserve a room, please download and complete the Use of District Form. Please call (509) 674-8007 to reserve a space.

Community Builders Donation

Congratulations Community Builders of Cle Elum; Teen Shop! $3000 donated from District 6 Firefighters Assocation from the June 2021 boot drive. We’re so excited to help you give teens a safe place to hang!

Hope Source Donation

Firefighters and their families raised $3900 during our June 2020 Fill the Boot drive!! This year’s recipient is HopeSource of Cle Elum! This amazing organization provides so many excellent resources for this community; we hope this helps a little bit

School Donations

What does $500 buy kids at the Cle Elum – Roslyn schools? 11 backpacks, 8 pairs of girl leggings & athletic pants, 8 pairs of boys athletic pants, 60 pairs of socks, 40 pairs of boys undies and 60 pairs of girls undies.  Why is the District 6 Firefighter’s Association buying cute lil elementary school sized skivvies?  Because the school district let our peeps know there is a need! This list also includes backpacks, gym shoes, and clothing for middle school and high school students.

Speed Limit Signs

District 6 collaborated with the Firefighters Association and WSDOT to purchase radar speed limit signs. These signs are located at both the northern and southern ends of Ronald and are an important safety feature for our community. This was a multi-year effort funded by donations from our community and WSDOT.

Touch A Truck

Kittitas County Fire Protection District 6 is always excited to participate in community events such as “Touch A Truck” hosted at Suncadia’s Nelson Dairy Farm. 

School Sports

Kittitas County Fire protection District #6 regularly attends Cle Elum  – Roslyn High School sporting events with EMT’s. We do this standby to quickly respond in the event of student athlete injuries. 

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Firewise Your Property

  • Provide clear access to your home for firefighting equipment
  • Maintain 30 foot defensible space around your house
  • Prune and clear trees and shrubs next to your house
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