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Type 2 burn ban starts July 15

July 14, 2021 Due to dry weather conditions ahead and low fuel moisture levels, the Island County Sheriff’s Office has issued a Type 2 burn ban prohibiting all outdoor burning. The burn ban will go into effect at 4 p.m. Thursday, July 15, and continue until further notice. Enclosed outdoor cooking appliances such as gas … Read more

Training burn scheduled for May 17-20

May 17, 2021 Camano Fire crews will conduct a training burn on a residence in the 900 block of Utsalady Road beginning Monday, May 17. Nearby residents and passing drivers will likely see smoke and flames throughout the day, culminating on Thursday, May 20. Crews have been training at the property since the beginning of … Read more

WSRB upgrades Camano Fire’s Protection Classification

April 7, 2021 The Washington Surveying and Rating Bureau recently upgraded the Protection Classification for Island County Fire District 1 – the area served by Camano Island Fire & Rescue – to a 5/6. Previously, Camano was rated as a 6/7. Properties rated as a 5 must be located within 1,000 feet of a fire … Read more

Administrative Assistant & Board Secretary Darla Tiner retires April 1

March 30, 2021 It’s no joke: On April 1, Darla Tiner, Camano Island Fire & Rescue’s longtime District Administrative Assistant and Fire Commissioner Board Secretary, will officially retire. If you called the Camano Fire office, dropped by in-person, or attended a community event, you probably met Darla. “Her friendly, open and approachable attitude made her … Read more

Payroll Administrator Kathy Pace retires March 31

March 24, 2021 Camano Island Fire & Rescue’s payroll administrator, Kathy Pace, officially retires on March 31, after more than 10 years with the department. As Camano Fire transitioned from a small, all-volunteer team to a 70-plus member department, it was critical to have a payroll administrator who could keep up with the ever-changing nature … Read more

Now Hiring: Part-time Firefighter/EMTs

If you’re looking for a job that has a predictable but flexible schedule, regular training opportunities, and gives you the chance to learn specialty skills like marine or rope rescue – you’re in the right place. We’re hiring paid part-time firefighter/EMTs. The skills you’ll gain as a part-time member of Camano Fire will help prepare … Read more

Daylight Saving Time starts March 14

March 12, 2021 Adjust your clocks and change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors: Daylight Saving Time goes into effect at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 14. Each year when you set your clocks ahead, we recommend testing your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors to make sure they’re working as expected. It’s … Read more

Voters approve EMS Levy renewal

Feb. 18, 2021 Once election results are certified on Feb. 19, it’ll be official: Our EMS Levy renewal passed. Thank you. We can’t say enough about your continued support. We know 2020 was a tough year – with personal health and financial challenges many of us never imagined we’d face. Asking you to renew this … Read more