A Brief History of Camano Island Fire & Rescue
Since 1945, fire and rescue services have been provided to residents of Camano Island. From the three original fire districts on the island Camano Island Fire and Rescue was formed in 1992. The rapid population growth, as well as the swell in tourism and recreation activity on the island, has resulted in a dramatic increase in the need for firefighting and water rescue services.
Evidence of our growth can be found in the 100% increase in the number of responses between 1996 and 2003. This increase in demand has resulted in several major changes for Camano Island Fire & Rescue. In 1993 the first paid Fire Chief was hired and in 1998 the first paid firefighters were hired.