Archived News

Archived news from Camano Island Fire and Rescue.

  • Island County Emergency Management to join lunch with the Fire Chief on Aug. 23
    Aug. 11, 2023 Join Chief Yengoyan for a special Lunch with the Fire Chief on Wednesday, Aug. 23. Special guest Eric Brooks from Island County Emergency Management will join the chief to answer questions about the county’s alert and warning systems and other emergency questions. Chief Yengoyan will be at the Camano Center, 606 Arrowhead … Read more
  • Camano Fire soliciting bids for new fire engine pumper apparatus
    July 10, 2023 Camano Fire is currently soliciting sealed bids for a new fire engine pumper apparatus that is ready for immediate service. Sealed bids will be accepted, either in person or delivered via postal mail, no later than 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11, 2023. Bids should be delivered or mailed to: Camano Island Fire … Read more
  • Board of Fire Commissioners Workshop Monday, June 26th, 2023 at 1:30 PM Admin Building
    Camano Fire Board of Commissioners will hold a Board Workshop, Monday, June 26th, 2023 at 1:30 PM Admin Building, 811 N. Sunrise Blvd, Camano Island. The Workshop topics are: Organizational Vision Chief’s Mid-Year Evaluation-Executive Session to discuss the performance of a public employee per RCW 42.30.110 (g) Board and Chief Communications This will be an … Read more
  • Pro/Con volunteers sought for levy measure
    June 14, 2023 The Board of Fire Commissioners for Camano Island Fire and Rescue recently approved a resolution to place a fire levy lid lift on the November 7, 2023, general election ballot. If approved by voters, the lid lift would fund additional personnel to respond to higher call volumes and station improvements to allow … Read more
  • Camano Fire hiring for full-time Finance/HR Manager
    June 1, 2023 Camano Fire is accepting applications for a full-time Finance/HR manager. This position reports directly to the fire chief and is a key management position in the department. Annual salary starts at $93,857 and includes a generous benefit package. Applications are accepted through June 30. Finance responsibilities include billing, oversight of payroll, vendor/provider … Read more
  • Now Hiring: Part-time Firefighter/EMTs
    Don’t miss your chance: Camano Fire has immediate openings for part-time Firefighter/EMTs. Still wrapping up fire academy or finishing your EMT course? Not a problem: We’ll hold a spot for you – so apply today to be a part-time Firefighter/EMT. Every current part-time firefighter gets an interview for full-time, career positions with the department. As … Read more
  • Board of Commissioners Workshop Monday May 22nd 4:30 PM
    Camano Fire Board of Commissioners will hold a board workshop Monday, May 22nd at 4:30 PM at the Admin building, 811 N. Sunrise Blvd, Camano Island. The Workshop topic is: Board of Commissioner’s Goals This will be an in-person/virtual meeting for Board members and the public.  A link to the zoom meeting can be found … Read more
  • Administrative office phone line is down
    As of 9:30 today, May 10, the Administrative office phone line is not working. Please call 911 for emergencies. Email info@camanofire.com for questions. We are working on a solution and will update you as soon as the problem is resolved.
  • Board of Commissioners Workshop April 24th, 2023 4:30 PM
    Camano Fire Board of Commissioners will hold a board workshop Monday, March 27th at 4:30 PM at the Admin building, 811 N. Sunrise Blvd, Camano Island. The Workshop topic is: Communications This will be an in-person/virtual meeting for Board members and the public.  A link to the zoom meeting can be found in the agenda … Read more
  • Board of Commissioner Workshop March 27th, 4:30 PM Admin Building
    Camano Fire Board of Commissioners will hold a board workshop Monday, March 27th at 4:30 PM at the Admin building, 811 N. Sunrise Blvd, Camano Island. The Workshop topic is: Dashboard This will be an in-person/virtual meeting for Board members and the public.  A link to the zoom meeting can be found in the agenda … Read more
  • No Board Workshop Monday Feb 27th
    There will not be a Board of Commissioners Workshop on Monday February 27th.
  • Board of Fire Commissioners Workshop Jan 23rd, 2023
    Camano Fire Board of Commissioners will hold a board workshop Monday, January 23rd at 4:30 PM at the Admin building, 811 N. Sunrise Blvd, Camano Island. The Workshop topics are: Legislative Issues Commissioner Goals Quality Management This will be an in-person/virtual meeting for Board members and the public.  A link to the zoom meeting can … Read more
  • Board of Commissioners Special Meeting January 3rd
    The Camano Island Fire and Rescue (CIFR) Board of Fire Commissioners will hold a virtual Special Meeting on January 3rd, 2023 at 2:30 PM. The topic will be the Approval of the updated Collective Bargaining Agreement. The meeting will be open to the public. The link to the Zoom meeting can be obtained on the … Read more
  • December 26, 2022 Board of Commissioners Meeting Canceled
    Due to the observed Christmas Holiday, the December 26th Camano Island Fire & Rescue Board of Commissioners Meeting will be canceled.
  • Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 9-15
    Oct. 9, 2022 We’re teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA) — to mark the 100th anniversary of Fire Prevention Week TM (FPW), October 9-15, 2022. This year’s FPW campaign is “Fire won’t wait. Plan your escape.” We want to make sure everyone knows about the simple actions they can take to keep … Read more
  • Announcement: The July 11th Regular Fire Board Commissioner Meetings is canceled.
    Announcement: The July 11th Regular Fire Board Commissioner Meetings is canceled.  The next Regular July 25th Commissioner Meeting will occur at 4:30 PM at its normal meeting location at the Admin Building 811 N. Sunrise Blvd. Camano Island.  
  • Announcement: Special Commissioner Meeting Canceled; Regular Meeting at Normal Location
    The June 27th and June 28th Special Commissioner Strategic Planning Meetings are canceled due to a medical illness. The meetings will be rescheduled.   The Regular June 27th Commissioner Meeting will resume at 4:30 PM at its normal meeting location at the Admin Building 811 N. Sunrise Blvd. Camano Island.
  • Camano Island Fire & Rescue Board of Fire Commissioners Notice of Special Meetings and Regular Meeting Location Changes
    Camano Island Fire & Rescue Board of Fire Commissioners Notice of Special Meetings and Regular Meeting Location Changes Dates: Special Meeting: Monday June 27th  12:30 PM-4 PM Regular Meeting: Monday June 27th, 4:30 PM and Special Meeting, Tuesday June 28th 8:30 AM-12 PM   The Camano Island Fire and Rescue (CIFR) Board of Fire Commissioners … Read more
  • Camano Island Fire & Rescue Board of Fire Commissioners Special Meeting June 18th, 2022 at 8:30 AM
    The Camano Island Fire and Rescue (CIFR) Board of Fire Commissioners will hold a Special Meeting on June 18th at 8:30 AM-12 PM at Station 1-4 Vista / Madrona 273 N. West Camano Dr. Camano Island. The topic will be “Strategic Planning.” The meeting will be open to the public and an agenda posted to … Read more
  • Board of Fire Commissioners Workshop Announcement
    The Camano Island Fire & Rescue Board of Fire Commissioners will meet Monday, May 23rd at 3 PM at the Administration Building (811 N. Sunrise Blvd. Camano Island) for a Workshop. The Workshop topic is Levy Lid Lift Communication. There will be a regular Board meeting at 4:30 that day following the Workshop.
  • 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
  • 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.  
  • 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