Camano Island Fire & Rescue facing service challenges

January 18, 2023 Staffing cannot keep up with higher call volumes and overlapping calls Call volumes for Camano Island Fire & Rescue have increased 28 percent in the past five years. On average, Camano Fire responds to almost 2,300 calls per year, of which 66 percent are for Emergency Medical Services (EMS). Nearly 20 percent … Read more

Fire Extinguishers: What you need to know

Jan. 4, 2023 Where should you put your fire extinguisher? Should you have more than one? And how can you recharge or dispose of an old fire extinguisher? Assistant Chief Helgeland shares simple fire extinguisher tips in this two-part video. Want to know more? The National Fire Protection Association has more safety tips and recommendations … Read more

Holiday food drive a success

Jan. 6, 2023 Thanks to your generosity, we were able to deliver an ambulance full of food, toys, and gift cards to the Stanwood-Camano Food Bank. This year, you donated 1,338 pounds of food, $565 in gift cards, and $836 of cash and checks. Thank you!

Board of Commissioners Special Meeting January 3rd

The Camano Island Fire and Rescue (CIFR) Board of Fire Commissioners will hold a virtual Special Meeting on January 3rd, 2023 at 2:30 PM. The topic will be the Approval of the updated Collective Bargaining Agreement. The meeting will be open to the public. The link to the Zoom meeting can be obtained on the … Read more

Track the Santa Run live with new Santa Tracker link

Dec. 12, 2022 Where’s Santa? Follow Santa’s progress live with the new Santa Tracker link. Santa Tracker links are posted at 5:30 p.m. each night. The links are different for each day of the Santa Run: Monday, Dec. 12 – Click here for the Glympse Santa-Tracker link! Tuesday, Dec. 13 – Click here for the … Read more

Holiday Food & Gift Card drive begins Nov. 21

Nov. 14, 2021 Our annual holiday food and gift card drive begins Monday, Nov. 21, and runs through Wednesday, Dec. 28. Bring nonperishable food donations to any of our fire stations, or to our Administrative office, and put them in the marked donation bins. Please bring gift card donations to our Administrative office, 811 N. … Read more

Burn ban lifted at midnight Oct. 25

Oct. 25, 2022 Due to the increase in fuel moisture levels and a return to more typical seasonal weather patterns, the Fire Marshal will lift the outdoor burn ban in Island County as of midnight, Oct. 25, 2022. Land-clearing and yard debris fires are allowed but require a permit from Island County. Find more information … Read more