Monday, August 24, 2015

Okanogan Wenatchee News Release 8-22-15

Teams Arrive to Assist the Forest

Wenatchee, Wash.— Several teams have arrived to support the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest (OWNF).  A National Incident Management Team (NIMO) has been assigned to provide support as requested by the Forest, so that employees can deal with forest business and take care of their families, employees, and friends.  A second NIMO Team will be helping to organize any memorial services to honor our fallen firefighters.
In the coming days, a Coordinated Response Protocol will review the circumstances surrounding the events leading to the fatalities of three agency firefighters and the critical injuries of one agency firefighter.  This includes a Learning Review that replaces the Serious Accident Investigation Process used in previous years.

Condolences for the families can be sent to the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest Supervisor’s Office at 215 Melody Lane, Wenatchee WA  98801.