Archived News

Archived news from Camano Island Fire and Rescue.

  • Time Change for CIFR May 9th Board of Commissioners Meeting
    The Board of Commissioners Meeting on May 9th Meeting will be held at 2 PM rather than 4:30 PM. The meeting location is at the Admin Building 811 N. Sunrise Blvd.
  • CIFR Board of Fire Commissioners Special Meeting February 28, 2022 at 3 PM
    The CIFR Board of Fire Commissioners will hold a Special Meeting on February 28th at 3 PM at the Admin Building, 811 N. Sunrise Blvd. Camano island. The topic will be New Commissioner Orientation. The meeting will be open to the public and a virtual meeting link will be available on the agenda posted to … Read more
  • Now hiring: Full-time Firefighter/Paramedics
    Join our team! We’re putting together an eligibility list for full-time Firefighter/Paramedics. Applications are due by 4 p.m. Friday, March 18. Paramedics without fire experience may apply. Candidates must have National Registry Paramedic certification, Washington State Paramedic certification, and be an ACLS provider and PALS provider (or equivalent) prior to employment. Preferred qualifications include IFSAC … Read more
  • Board of Commissioners Jan. 24 Meeting Rescheduled
    The Board of Commissioners Meeting scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 24, has been rescheduled one week later, to Monday, Jan. 31, at 4:30 p.m. The meeting is held at the Admin Building 811 N. Sunrise Blvd, Camano Island.
  • Santa Run set for Dec. 13 – 16
    The annual Santa Run begins Monday, December 13, and runs through Thursday, December 16. Santa and his sleigh will also be at Winterfest on Saturday, December 11, at Cama Beach State Park
  • Changes to Board of Commissioners December meetings
    The Board of Commissioners Meeting scheduled for Monday, Dec. 13 will now take place at Station 4, 273 NW Camano Drive. The meeting will begin at 4:30 p.m. The Board of Commissioners Meeting scheduled for Monday, Dec. 27, has been canceled.
  • Now hiring: Part-time Fire Administrative Support Specialist
    Want to work with us? We’re looking for a part-time Fire Administrative Support Specialist to join our team at the Administrative Office. In this position, you’ll serve as our front desk receptionist, assist with data entry and quality control for various fire district activities, and provide overall clerical and administrative support. Candidates should have a … Read more
  • Thanksgiving cooking safety tips
    Nov. 16, 2021 Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires in the US. In 2018, fire departments responded to more than 1,600 cooking fires on Thanksgiving Day alone. Thanksgiving fires caused an estimated annual average of 5 deaths, 25 injuries and $26 million in property loss between 2017 and 2019. Unattended cooking was … 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
  • Safety First this Fourth of July
    July 1, 2021 It’s been a hot, dry start to the summer – which increases the risk of fires during the Fourth of July. 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 … Read more
  • Splash Station June 28 at Camano Multipurpose Center
    June 28, 2021 Need to cool down? Join us from 1 to 2 p.m. today – Monday, June 28 – for a splash station at the Camano Multipurpose Center – 141 E. Camano Dr., next to CASA. Bring your swimsuits and sunscreen. We’re bringing 2,800 gallons of water in our tender.  
  • Type 1 Burn Ban starts June 30, 2021
    June 25, 2021 A Type 1 burn ban for outdoor burning of natural debris in Island County will go into effect at noon Wednesday, June 30, and 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
  • Camano Fire ending COVID vaccine clinic in June
    May 26, 2021 After four and a half months, and more than 12,000 doses of vaccines given, Camano Island Fire & Rescue will end its local vaccine clinic in June. “Taking care of our community means more than just responding to 911 calls,” Chief Levon Yengoyan said. “We stepped up to lead this effort, knowing … Read more
  • Board of Commissioners Special Meeting
    There will be a Special Meeting of the Fire Commissioners May 12, 2021 at 6:30 PM at the Admin Building. You can also join via Zoom at Meeting ID: 875 0547 9092 Passcode: 587386
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Camano Fire & Rescue Board of Commissioners approves 2021 operating budget
    Oct. 29, 2020 The Fire Commissioners for Camano Island Fire and Rescue unanimously approved the department’s 2021 operating budget during their regular meeting on Monday, Oct. 26. The 2021 budget includes $7,419,500 for operations and $250,000 into capital replacement funds for facilities, apparatus, and other capital purchases. The 2021 budget represents a slight decrease from … 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
  • Mabana Flames donate gas detector to Camano Fire crews
    More than 50,000 people wind up in the emergency room each year due to Carbon Monoxide exposure. On Camano, the Mabana Flames are doing their part to help lower that number. In early June, the Flames donated a new four-gas detector to Camano Island Fire & Rescue. CIFR crews use the device to detect the … Read more
  • Camano Island Fire & Rescue is proud to announce Dennis Wischmeier as the 2019 recipient of the annual Camano Island American Legion Post #207 Firefighter of the Year Award
    Feb. 3, 2020 Dennis Wischmeier was honored recently as the 2019 Camano Island American Legion Post #207 Firefighter of the Year. Dennis has been an active volunteer with Camano Island Fire & Rescue since 2011, and currently serves at Station #5, Camano Island Fire and Rescue’s southernmost station in Mabana. “When the American Legion asked … Read more