Columbia Breaks Fire Interpretive Center celebrates 30 years


ENTIAT- On Monday we brought you a story about the Columbia Breaks Fire Interpretive Center and their collaboration with local fire groups for training. Today, we take a deeper look at the Fire Center and their mission in the community as they celebrate 30 years in Entiat.

The center is a popular spot for local schools and families with trails and picnic space. Bailey says the board encourages the community to get involved.

“We have projects and we’re phaseal, so our next steps is to have a building that is enclosed to start putting in our interpretive themes where the public can come and interact,” Bailey said. “The museum in Wenatchee is donating the entire FireWise project–all of their photos and literature, but the requirement is that we have an enclosed building.”

Bailey said the board is looking at a 75,000 to 100,000 dollars for a structure that can hold the exhibit along with future projects.

“One way the public can help us is by coming and walking our site or donating and helping us realize our dreams,” Bailey said.

The center issues a newsletter twice a year, and the community is invited to sign up by contacting Dave Spies, the president of the board by emailing For more history or information on the center, visit their website here.