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The latest news from Camano Island Fire and Rescue. Check our NEWS ARCHIVES for news from past years.

  • COVID boosters available Nov. 3
    Oct. 18, 2021 We’re offering boosters of the Pfizer vaccine at the Camano Center on Wednesday, Nov. 3. The clinic will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Anyone who qualifies based on CDC guidance, and who completed their two-shot series prior to May 3, 2021, can get the booster. We will also have limited doses … Read more
  • COVID boosters available Oct. 14 & 19
    Oct. 12, 2021 We’re re-opening our COVID clinic and offering boosters of the Pfizer vaccine at the Camano Center starting this week. The clinic will open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, and Tuesday, Oct. 19. We are offering boosters of Pfizer to anyone who qualifies based on CDC guidance, and who completed … 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • SCAM ALERT – Local COVID vaccine scam calls
    Feb. 20, 2021 SCAM ALERT If you get a phone call from someone offering to make a COVID vaccine appointment for you: Please think twice before you share any personal information. Local scammers, posing as health officials, are calling residents and offering to sign them up for vaccine appointments. These scammers are also asking for … 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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