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Now hiring: Part-time Fire Administrative Support Specialist

Want to work with us? We’re looking for a part-time Fire Administrative Support Specialist to join our team at the Administrative Office. In this position, you’ll serve as our front desk receptionist, assist with data entry and quality control for various fire district activities, and provide overall clerical and administrative support. Candidates should have a … Read more

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

Now hiring: Full-time Firefighter/EMTs & Firefighter/Paramedics

Want to work with us? We’re currently putting together an eligibility list for full-time Firefighter/EMTs and Firefighter/Paramedics. Applications are due by 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30. Firefighter candidates must have IFSAC Firefighter I Certification, including Hazardous Materials Operations, ICS 100 and 700 certifications, and Washington State EMT certification. Paramedic candidates must have National Registry Paramedic … 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