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Thanksgiving cooking safety tips

Nov. 16, 2021 Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires in the US. In 2018, fire departments responded to more than 1,600 cooking fires on Thanksgiving Day alone. Thanksgiving fires caused an estimated annual average of 5 deaths, 25 injuries and $26 million in property loss between 2017 and 2019. Unattended cooking was … Read more

COVID boosters available Nov. 3

Oct. 18, 2021 We’re offering boosters of the Pfizer vaccine at the Camano Center on Wednesday, Nov. 3. The clinic will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. PLEASE NOTE: We can’t offer boosters of Moderna or Johnson & Johnson until we get authorization from the Washington State Department of Health. We don’t know how quickly … Read more

COVID boosters available Oct. 14 & 19

Oct. 12, 2021 We’re re-opening our COVID clinic and offering boosters of the Pfizer vaccine at the Camano Center starting this week. The clinic will open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, and Tuesday, Oct. 19. We are offering boosters of Pfizer to anyone who qualifies based on CDC guidance, and who completed … Read more

Safety First this Fourth of July

July 1, 2021 It’s been a hot, dry start to the summer – which increases the risk of fires during the Fourth of July. If you’re planning to celebrate with fireworks, please keep these safety recommendations in mind: Fireworks are legal on Camano, but only for three days – July 3, from 9 a.m. to … Read more

Type 1 Burn Ban starts June 30, 2021

June 25, 2021 A Type 1 burn ban for outdoor burning of natural debris in Island County will go into effect at noon Wednesday, June 30, and continue until further notice. Recreational and cooking fires, limited to 3 feet in diameter and 2 feet high, are allowed within enclosures and when safety precautions are followed. … Read more

Camano Fire ending COVID vaccine clinic in June

May 26, 2021 After four and a half months, and more than 12,000 doses of vaccines given, Camano Island Fire & Rescue will end its local vaccine clinic in June. “Taking care of our community means more than just responding to 911 calls,” Chief Levon Yengoyan said. “We stepped up to lead this effort, knowing … Read more