Some good news: Volunteer firefighters give back even more

Some good news: Volunteer firefighters give back even more
Photo by Cle Elum Fire Dept.

CLE ELUM, Wash. -- Volunteer firefighters in Cle Elum already give back to the community, but this week they took it a step further. Firefighters spent hours helping the widow of a former firefighter.

A few weeks ago, a firefighter was driving by the property when he noticed weeds and grass had grown more than four feet tall.

"Firefighters thought it was time for us to intervene. We take care of our own here at the Cle Elum Volunteer Fire Department," said Fire Chief Dave Campbell.

So more than ten firefighters took it upon themselves to help. They went to her house Tuesday with mowers, chainsaws, weed trimmers, rakes, shovels, trucks and trailers.

Nearly four hours later, firefighters trimmed the trees, cut the grass and took out the weeds.

"I couldn't be prouder of the department that I belong to," Campbell said.

Volunteers told KIMA being a firefighter is about more than just fighting fires - it's about helping the community. You can get involved by contacting the Cle Elum Volunteer Fire Department or Cle Elum City Hall.