Volunteers

Manson’s Firefighters are the backbone of our community, and we value each and every committed volunteer. As an agency we recruit men & women to be volunteers of all ethnic backgrounds. We also have a Junior Firefighter program starting at age 16 for those who want to learn the basics in structural, wildland firefighting training. Jr. Firefighters are allowed to respond to fire calls, observe and in some cases perform light duties where hazards are minimized.

Not everyone has to train in all the risks we face. Training covers; Structural interior and Wildland, Hazardous Materials, Water Rescue, Driver Training, and Emergency Medical Technician. Our goal is to promote quality training opportunities, giving our members the confidence and experience they need to succeed. The Manson Fire Department advocates team-oriented values and respects each volunteer’s capability.

We will be rotating different volunteers every two months, so check back on this page and
“Get to know your Volunteers”.

Firefighter/EMT Dan Weakly

Dan has lived in the Manson area for the past two and half years and is a retired Family Practice Physician. His volunteer history includes US Navy for three years, helping the Boy Scouts programs and was a part of Snohomish County, Search and Rescue. Dan and his wife enjoy spending time off with family and he is fond of wood-working and hiking. He received MFD; 2021 & 2022 Volunteer of the Year Award for Most Response to Fire Calls & Drill Attendance.

Past Months

Firefighter Tony Harlich

Tony and his family have been visiting the Manson area for the last fifteen years, living full time for the past five. Semi-retired, he likes to keep busy working with Video Game Testing and is an Assistant Winemaker.  He appreciates his time with family/friends and enjoys mountain biking, snowboarding, wakeboarding, cross country skiing and beer & cider making. As a volunteer his goal is to help give back to the community and gain more experience in wildland firefighting and help in mentoring others.

Firefighter Lou Hazim

 Lou and family have been a resident of Manson for the past year after relocating from Bellevue Washington.  He is originally from Bronx New York and currently works in Cyber Security consulting. Lou’s time off consists of hunting, sports, hiking, boating, fishing and especially enjoys cooking on his BBQ-Smoker. As a firefighter, he understands the importance in addressing our community’s wildfire needs. His ambition is to also help develop MFD marine search and rescue program. 

Lieutenant/EMT/Training Coord. Raynor Baker

Raynor appreciates the community focus outreach and the extra mile the MFD provides to the citizens. He has worked with the Lake Chelan Health as an EMT since 2008, also starting that same year with the MFD as a fulltime firefighter volunteer. He spends his time off with family and dogs, enjoys working in the yard, hiking, mountain biking, and paddleboarding.  Selected as the departments new Training Coordinator in 2022, his mission is to continue learning and build the training program to provide the volunteers with the best knowledge/skills to serve the community.