Accounts established for injured firefighter

Assistant Chief of the Okanogan Volunteer Fire Department Christian Johnson. Courtesy Maurice Goodall OCEM


OKANOGAN – Go Fund Me and North Cascade Bank accounts have been created for an Okanogan firefighter who was seriously injured while battling a wildfire at Spring Coulee last Sunday, Sept. 1.

Christian Johnson, Assistant Chief with Okanogan Fire District #3 suffered burns over 60 percent of his body and damage to his airway. Johnson is currently in Harborview Medical Center in Seattle where he has been placed in a medically induced coma to stabilize his condition for skin graft surgery. A report from Okanogan County Emergency Management Director Maurice Goodall said Johnson will be in the intensive care unit (ICU) a minimum of 2-3 months during his recovery.

Christian has served his country as a sergeant in the Army and was deployed with the Washington State National Guard from November 2003-May 2005 in Baghdad,” said Goodall. “He retired after 22 years of service and has volunteered for the Okanogan Fire Department for 20 years.”

Donations in any amount are requested to help Johnson’s family with expenses for travel, housing, food and other needs. Donations can be made to the online Go Fund Me account at, or to the Christian Johnson Donation Account at North Cascades Bank, P.O.B. 672, Okanogan, WA 98840




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