Being safe starts with education. In addition to our Emergency Medical Information and Blue House Sign programs, we offer in-person CPR and EMT courses. You can learn more about how our Community Protection Rating upgrade could lower your insurance premiums. We can also connect you with health and preparedness resources – like our community paramedic.
Emergency Medical Information Program
The Emergency Medical Information program, or EMI, helps first responders find your medical information if you or a family member has an emergency. You can download and print a form or pick up a kit at your nearest fire station. The EMI program is easy:
- Fill out one form for each member of your family.
- Place the forms inside the plastic bag, and place the bag in the cardboard tube.
- Place the tube in your kitchen refrigerator. This is a standard practice, so first responders quickly know where to find information.
- Place the red EMI sticker in a visible location near the primary entrance to your home.
- Update your information when your health or medications change. Consider reviewing your information every time you change your clocks for Daylight Saving Time.
You only need one tube, but make sure you include information for everyone in your household. Download additional forms online, or request them by calling 360-387-1512.
Ambulance Transport & Cost Information
It does not cost anything to call 911 for medical reasons. If our EMTs and Paramedics visit you and treat you, but do not transport you, it does not cost you anything.
If we transport you, we can only transport to hospital emergency rooms. Transport costs range from $650 to $1,050, not including mileage. Click to learn more about our transport costs (PDF).
Questions about billing or insurance should be directed to our third-party billing company, Systems Design West (SDW), at 800-238-9398.
Blue House Signs
Can we find you in an emergency? When you call 911, every second counts. Blue house signs help make your address clearly visible from the street. We can make a personalized address sign for $20. Horizontal and vertical signs are available – post not included. All proceeds go toward our Firefighter Training Scholarship Fund.
Ordering is simple:
1. Pay online by credit card
Mail or bring a check to our administration office – 811 N. Sunrise Blvd, Camano Island WA 98982
Note: Payment is due before your order can be processed.
2. Submit your house information.
Questions? Call us at 360-387-1512 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
WSRB Protection Classification rating
In March 2021, the Washington Surveying and Rating Bureau upgraded the Protection Classification for Island County Fire District 1 – the area served by Camano Island Fire & Rescue – to a 5/6.
Properties rated as a 5 must be located within 1,000 feet of a fire hydrant. Properties located more than 1,000 feet from a fire hydrant are rated a 6.
Additional safety and preparedness resources
Looking for the latest weather forecast, tide charts, or information about how to prepare your family in the event of an emergency? The links below will help you find local and regional information.
Federal preparedness information
- What To Do To Make It Through
- Are You Ready?
- National Incident Management System (NIMS)
- National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)
- National Weather Service – Seattle
- Camano Island – Indian Beach Area
- Camano Island – Livingston Bay Area
- West Coast & Alaska Tsunami Warning Center
- Department of Homeland Security
American Red Cross
- Emergency Management Division
- WSDOT – Washington State Department of Transportation
- WSP – State Fire Marshal
- Pacific Northwest Seismic Network – Recent Earthquakes
County Emergency Management Departments
- Dial 211 – A One-Stop-Shop For Social Services
- Dial 511 – WSDOT Road Conditions and Ferry System Information
- Snohomish County Road Closure Information
- Snohomish County River Flood Information