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

  • COVID vaccines available April 22
    April 19, 2021 Our clinic will open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 22. We will be giving first doses of the Moderna vaccine. Appointments will be added to the link below at 1 p.m. Monday, April 19. Bookmark the link to schedule anytime after 1 p.m. Monday, April 19: April 22 clinic: … Read more
  • COVID vaccine clinic canceled April 15
    UPDATED: April 13, 2021 Following the guidance of both the CDC and the Washington Department of Health, and out of an abundance of caution, we are canceling our April 15 vaccine clinic. We are pausing the administration of Johnson & Johnson vaccine to allow experts time for further review and to issue guidance to providers. … 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
  • CIFR Board of Commissioners Location Change Notice
    Camano Island Fire and Rescue will hold its April 12, 2021 Fire Commissioner Board Meeting at 4:30 pm at Fire Station 4 (Vista/Madrona), 273 N. West Camano Dr., Camano Island. Any questions, please call Admin. at 360/387-1512. Subsequent meetings will resume at the Camano Island Fire & Rescue Admin office 811 N. Sunrise Blvd. Meeting … 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
  • Vaccine clinic transitioning to second-dose appointments March 15 – April 2
    March 15, 2021 Our COVID vaccine clinic will transition to second-dose appointments only for the next three weeks, from March 15 through April 2. During that time, we’ll give second doses of the Pfizer vaccine to all those who received their first dose with us. Because the second dose is due approximately three weeks after … 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
  • Special Commissioner Meeting/Workshop
    The Fire Commissioners will hold a Special Workshop on Monday, March 8, 2021, at 3:45 p.m. at the Administration Office. The Agenda will be Board Roles & Responsibilities. This meeting will be held before the regularly held Fire Commissioner’s meeting at 4:30 p.m. Attendance is via Zoom, Meeting ID#849 5522 8323 Dial 253/215-8782. We can … 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
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic information
    Feb. 17, 2021 We’ve received several questions about how our Camano Fire vaccine clinic is handling second-dose appointments for individuals who received a first dose at the beginning of February. If you received your first dose at the Camano Fire clinic, we will contact you directly to coordinate your second dose. You will receive an … Read more
  • EMS Levy renewal set for ballot in Feb. 2021
    Nov. 17, 2020 UPDATE: Find current election results on the Island County Elections page. Note that election results will be certified Friday, Feb. 19. 2021 At its regular meeting Monday, Nov. 9, Camano Island Fire and Rescue Board of Commissioners approved a resolution to place a six-year EMS Levy renewal request on the ballot in … Read more
  • Clean state, federal audit for Camano Island Fire & Rescue
    Oct. 22, 2020 It’s a clean audit, with no findings, for Camano Island Fire & Rescue. Earlier this month, the Washington State Auditor’s Office completed an Accountability, Financial Statement, and Federal Grant Compliance Audit covering a two-year period, from Jan. 1, 2018, through Dec. 31, 2019. The audit found that CIFR operations complied with applicable … Read more

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