Camano Fire & Rescue Board of Commissioners approves 2021 operating budget

Oct. 29, 2020

The Fire Commissioners for Camano Island Fire and Rescue unanimously approved the department’s 2021 operating budget during their regular meeting on Monday, Oct. 26.

The 2021 budget includes $7,419,500 for operations and $250,000 into capital replacement funds for facilities, apparatus, and other capital purchases. The 2021 budget represents a slight decrease from 2020 as the District takes a conservative financial approach.

“With the economic uncertainties we are facing due to the Coronavirus, we have adopted a primarily status-quo budget,” said Fire Chief Levon Yengoyan. “We want to ensure that no matter what next year brings, our firefighters and paramedics can continue to provide quality response to those in need.”

Earlier this year, CIFR received a clean Accountability, Financial Statement, and Federal Grant Compliance Audit covering a two-year period, from Jan. 1, 2018, through Dec. 31, 2019, from the Washington State Auditor’s Office.