Local Chelan Fire and Rescue volunteer firefighter named Washington State Volunteer Firefighter of the Year

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Jonathan Mendoza, a volunteer firefighter with Chelan Fire and Rescue, has been named the Washington State Volunteer Firefighter of the Year. Mendoza has been a volunteer with Chelan Fire and Rescue since 2012 and works regularly out of Station 71 in Chelan. He is a qualified combat firefighter and is EMT certified, among other qualifications he has earned over the years. He also filled in as a full-time firefighter late last year.

In a recruitment video created by Chelan Fire and Rescue, Mendoza talked about why he volunteers. . .