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  • Camano Fire partnering with independent research firm on primary election survey
    Camano Island Fire & Rescue has commissioned an independent research firm, NineteenEleven Consulting, to conduct a survey of registered voters about the August 2022 Island County primary election. The survey will be open for three weeks – from Monday, Sept. 19, through Monday, Oct. 10. Participants can access the survey online at https://s.surveyplanet.com/rie3g8k6. Phone and … Read more
  • CPR classes will resume Nov. 9, 2022
    CPR classes are back starting Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022. The classes are limited to 10 students each and include Adult, Child & Infant CPR, choking, and AED training.  Classes are offered on the second Wednesday of each month, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Vista/Madrona Fire Station – 273 N. West Camano Drive. The … Read more
  • Fire Safety Coloring Contest Winners Announced
    The Board of Fire Commissioners selected three winners of the Fire Safety Coloring Contest on Monday night during the regular Commissioners’ meeting. Age 3-5 Winner: Camden, age 4 Age 6-8 Winner: Cassidy, age 7 Age 9-11 Winner: Colbie, age 11 Congratulations to the winners! We will reach out to the winners and their families this … Read more
  • Now hiring: Full-time Firefighter/Paramedics
    Join our team! We’re putting together an eligibility list for full-time career Firefighter/Paramedics AND full-time career Firefighters. Applications are due by 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30. Paramedics without fire experience may apply. Paramedic candidates must have National Registry Paramedic certification, Washington State Paramedic certification, and be an ACLS provider and PALS provider (or equivalent) prior … Read more
  • Coloring contest winners to get Camano Fire T-shirt, station tour
    Sept. 1, 2022 Camano Island kids ages three through 11 are invited to show off their creativity in Camano Island Fire & Rescue’s fire safety coloring contest. Young artists can choose from one of four safety graphics: Dog in a Fire Helmet Sparky Driving a Fire Engine Girl Fighting a Fire Sparky & Smoke Alarms … Read more
  • Join us for the Safety & Preparedness fair Sept. 10
    How prepared are you for an emergency? Learn how you and your family can be more prepared at the SAFETY & PREPAREDNESS FAIR. This FREE event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, September 10, 2022, at the Camano Commons (Terry’s Corner). This event is hosted by the Camano Preparedness Group and Camano Island Fire … Read more
  • Type 1 Burn Ban starts July 30, 2022
    July 27, 2022 A Type 1 burn ban for outdoor burning of natural debris in Island County will go into effect on Saturday, July 30, and continue until further notice. Yes: You can still have small campfires in fire pits and use barbecues. No: You cannot burn yard debris or burn piles More specifically: Recreational … Read more
  • Camano Fire crews thanked for life-saving response
    The widowmaker. That’s what doctors call the heart attack that Jon survived. Jon and his wife Dianne visited Station 4 today to thank the 911 dispatcher and Camano Fire EMTs and Paramedics who saved his life. “The cardiologist says you saved the day,” Jon said. “It was textbook perfect.” When he called 911 on April … Read more
  • Camano Fire to host its first National Night Out event Aug. 2
    National Night Out is coming to Camano Island this August thanks to Camano Island Fire & Rescue, the Mabana Flames, the Camano Preparedness Group, and the Camano Island Chamber of Commerce. Community members are invited to the Vista/Madrona and Mabana stations from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2. “National Night Out is a chance … Read more
  • Regular Camano Island Fire & Rescue Levy renewal set for ballot in Aug. 2022
    The Camano Island Fire and Rescue Board of Commissioners recently approved a resolution to place a regular property tax levy request on the ballot in August 2022. The ballot measure asks voters to reauthorize a levy rate of $1.35 per $1,000 of assessed property value – the same rate voters approved in 2017. This levy … Read more
  • Safety First this Fourth of July
    June 20, 2021 Firework-related fires are still possible this Fourth of July, even though we’ve had a cool, damp summer. 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 11 p.m.; July 4 … Read more
  • Smokey is back!
    May 11, 2022 It’s amazing what a little paint and a lot of dedication can do. Thanks to the artistic talents of Raylyn – a 6th grader at Port Susan Middle School – Smokey Bear is back, brightening the side of the road along SR 532 again. And we do mean literally. He’s *SO* much … Read more
  • Meeting rooms open for public rental on May 1
    May 1, 2022 Our meeting rooms and public spaces are open to the public as of May 1. To reserve a meeting room or public space, please call our Administrative Office at 360-387-1512. Please be prepared to provide the following information when you call: Name of group Name and phone number of contact person Address … Read more
  • Outdoor Burning Frequently Asked Questions
    April 20, 2022 Spring is often the time when our friends and neighbors burn their burn piles before summer burn bans are issued. What should you know about outdoor burning on Camano Island? I think someone is burning illegally or unsafely. Who do I call? Call 911. The Island County Sheriff’s Office enforces burn restrictions … Read more
  • Daylight Saving Time starts March 14
    March 11, 2022 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 13. We recommend testing your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors each year when you set your clocks ahead. It’s worth the extra few minutes – and … Read more
  • CIFR swears in two new commissioners at Jan. 11 board meeting
    Jan. 12, 2022 Chair Janice Treml officially swore in Kim Williams and Kelly Yadon as Camano Fire’s newest commissioners at Tuesday night’s board meeting. Voters elected the two last fall to replace retiring commissioners Erik Krieg and Stephen Lich. “The role of fire commissioner is an important one for our organization and for public safety … Read more
  • Prevent burst pipes: Know how to shut off your water
    Do you know where your water shutoff valve is? The current stretch of cold weather has already caused a few burst pipes around the island. Knowing how to quickly shut off the water can help reduce the damage to your home. Take a few minutes today to find those shutoff valves – in your home … Read more
  • We’re hiring an entry-level Emergency Vehicle Technician
    We’re looking to to hire one full-time Entry-Level Emergency Vehicle Technician. This individual should have experience with heavy equipment, gasoline and diesel engines, hydraulic systems, truck chassis, and electrical systems. Candidates must apply by 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14, 2022. Find the full position description and Camano Fire job application on our careers page. Preferred … Read more
  • Commissioner Lich retiring from Camano Fire Board
    Dec. 14, 2021 After 35 years as part of Camano Island Fire & Rescue, Commissioner (and former volunteer firefighter) Steve Lich is retiring at the end of 2021. When asked how he wants people to remember him, his answer was simple: “I hope that people think I did a halfway decent job.” Camano Fire Chief … Read more
  • Holiday Food & Gift Card drive begins Nov. 7
    Nov. 7, 2021 Our annual holiday food and gift card drive begins Sunday, Nov. 7, and runs through Tuesday, Dec. 28. We’re collecting nonperishable food, pet food, and personal hygiene products to benefit the Stanwood Camano Food Bank. Gift card donations benefit The Christmas House, and are used to buy holiday gifts and necessities for … Read more
  • 2022 Expense Budget Proposal Hearing Announcement
    Pursuant to RCW 84.55, the Fire Commissioners of Island County Fire District #1 (Camano Island Fire & Rescue) will hold a public hearing to discuss the collection of authorized tax revenue sources for the 2022 Expense Budget. This hearing will be part of the regular Fire Commissioner’s Regular Meeting of October 25th, 2021. The hearing … Read more
  • Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety from Sparky the Fire Dog
    One beep? Four beeps?  Should you worry if your smoke or carbon monoxide alarm is making sounds? This year during Fire Prevention Week, we want you to know the sounds of fire safety. Sparky the Fire Dog agreed to help us make a video so that you understand what each of the beeps and chirps … Read more
  • Burn ban lifted at midnight Sept. 30
    Sept. 30, 2021 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, September 30, 2021. Recreational and cooking fires, limited to 3 feet in diameter and 2 feet high, are allowed and … Read more
  • 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
  • Fire Agencies Take Measures to Protect Community, Firefighters From COVID Delta Spread
    Aug. 5, 2021 Snohomish County fire agencies – along with Camano Island Fire and Rescue – are stepping up measures to protect firefighters and the communities they serve from a dangerous new wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. As frontline healthcare workers, firefighters play a vital role in responding to COVID-19, which has killed more than … 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
  • 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

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