About Us

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Our Values

Camano Island Fire and Rescue will be a premiere agency and industry-leading role model for combination fire departments, which include full time, part time, and volunteer personnel. We will focus on providing high-quality, cost-effective, and cohesive service that will exceed community expectations. We will accomplish this vision by utilizing a physically fit, healthy, and diverse workforce that is well trained and empowered with a high level of involvement in our success. We will emphasize proactive communication at all levels, and ongoing transparency to our community. Camano Island Fire & Rescue will be a positive and valued part of the community.

Our Mission

We work as a team to serve, protecting you and your property. We fulfill this mission through high quality:

  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Fire Protection
  • Technical Rope & Marine Rescue
  • Fire Prevention & Public Education

Our Values

Selfless Service

  • We put others first
  • We always act with compassion and empathy
  • We act with courage, choosing action over personal comfort


  • We encourage
  • We recognize strengths and work at improving weaknesses
  • We are genuinely curious; we ask questions so we can learn
  • We get better every shift


  • We take care of it better than if we owned it
  • We always leave it better than we found it


  • We work at being reliable
  • We communicate directly regardless of rank
  • We go to the source
  • We approach one another with genuine, respectful curiosity


  • We recognize the inherent value in those we serve
  • We always act professionally
  • We always put our best foot forward
  • We are constantly improving ourselves


  • We live up to the values of CIFR
  • We are honest and have no hidden agendas
  • We do what we say we are going to do
  • We fulfill our promises