Our Mission Statement
The mission of the Omak Volunteer Fire Department is to provide protection of life, property and the environment. Accomplished through fire suppression, fire prevention education, rescue operations and community involvement. With resources allocated and the authority granted we will provide to the citizens and visitors of the City of Omak quality cost effective emergency services.
Omak Fire Department Volunteers
Practice Burn 310 Ferry
Janell Bowling, Treasurer
Mike Klimek, Vice President
Torie Sloan, Secretary
Fire District 3 Commissioner
In 2014 Omak Firefighters responded to 297 calls for service. 160 calls inside the City and 137 calls outside the City. They include 75 fires, 82 rescue and emergency medical incidents, 1 excessive heat with no ignition, 14 hazardous conditions with no fire, 20 services calls, 57 good intent calls and 48 false calls. Omak Fire provided mutual aid to the City of Okanogan 8 times, fire district 7, 11 times, fire district 9, 6 times and fire district 8, 2 times, Conconully 2 times, Fire District 6, 4 times and Fire District 15, 2 times. The dollar loss inside the City limits was $99,830.00 and $3,825,650.00 in Fire District #3. Most of the loss was a result of the Carlton Complex Fires. The volunteers spent 1,849 man hours training and 2,378 man hours on fire calls.
Awards were presented to Susie Ortiz for responding to 204 calls and eight firefighters received an award for making 100 calls or more in the year 2014.
Les Sutton has served the Omak Fire Department for 40 years of service. As of December 31, 2014, he retired from the department. He is a valuable volunteer and will be missed.