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Type 1 Burn Ban starts Sept. 23, 2021

Sept. 23, 2021 A Type 1 burn ban for outdoor burning of natural debris in Island County goes into effect at 12:01 a.m. Thursday, Sept.23, and will 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

COVID Vaccine card replacement

Aug. 23, 2021 Have you misplaced your COVID vaccine card? While we can’t reissue a card for you, you have a few options for getting your vaccine records: 1. Sign up for MyIR online2. Go to a local clinic or pharmacy. Most can help you sign up for MyIR and access your records3. Ask your … Read more

Surplus fire engine helping local community

Aug. 5, 2021 Our surplus fire engine found a new home – with the Hat Island Fire Department. They couldn’t be more excited to get a surplused apparatus in such good shape.   “This one is so far superior in terms of what it’s going to provide for fire protection for our people,” said Mike … Read more

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