Archived News

Archived news from Camano Island Fire and Rescue.

  • Board of Commissioners August 23rd Meeting Rescheduled
    The Board of Commissioners Meeting scheduled for August 23rd at 4:30 pm has been rescheduled to August 30th at 4:30 pm. The meeting is held at the Admin Building 811 N. Sunrise Blvd, Camano Island.
  • Mobile vaccine clinic coming Aug. 17 to Camano Farmers Market
    Aug. 9, 2021 Island County Public Health is bringing its mobile vaccination clinic to the Camano Farmers Market at Camano Commons next Tuesday, Aug. 17. The clinic will be open from 3 to 6 p.m. and offer Moderna, Pfizer, and the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccines. No insurance or appointment necessary. Learn more on the … Read more
  • Board of Fire Commissioners Regular (July) Meeting Change and Special Meeting Notice
    The Board of Fire Commissioners has canceled its scheduled July 12th and 26th, 2021 meetings. The Board will instead hold a single meeting on July 19th at 4:30 PM at the Admin Building. 811 N. Sunrise Blvd. Camano Island. A Special Meeting for Level of Service Analysis and Strategic Planning will be held prior to … 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • COVID vaccines available March 11 & 12
    March 7, 2021 Our clinic will open for two days, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 11, and Friday, March 12. We will be giving first doses of the Pfizer vaccine. Appointments will be added to the links below at 1 p.m. Monday, March 8. Bookmark the links to schedule anytime after 1 … 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 Vaccines available March 4 and 5
    March 1, 2021 We received 1,170 doses of Pfizer vaccine for the week of March 1. Our clinic will open for two days, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 4, and Friday, March 5. Schedule your appointment for March 4 at https://prepmod.doh.wa.gov/reg/1560021974.  Schedule your appointment for March 5 at https://prepmod.doh.wa.gov/reg/5901640572 PLEASE NOTE: We … Read more
  • COVID Vaccines available Feb. 25-27
    Feb. 22, 2021 We received 1,170 doses of Pfizer vaccine for the week of Feb. 22. Our clinic will open for three days, from 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, through Saturday, Feb. 27. You can schedule your appointments online starting at 1 p.m. today, Monday, Feb. 22. Go to our COVID Vaccine … 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