Welcome to Camano Island Fire and Rescue
We’re proud to share with you the good work of the men and women of Camano Island Fire and Rescue, and give our thanks to the community for its tremendous support. From the “man on the street” who becomes the first responder at an accident scene, to the chaplains and auxiliaries that offer their moral support and time and energy; from career firefighters working alongside dedicated and trained volunteers, to the office staff who get the behind-the-scenes work done, we are all working together to ensure the safety of property and lives. Our Mission, Vision, and Values bring clarity to the processes and relationships here at CIFR, and we are working with you to update our strategic plan, guiding the next six years. Mission Statement
TOTAL BURN BAN IN EFFECT as of August 3, 2017!
Click on the Burn Ban Status in the upper right-hand corner for the burning restrictions.
Board of Fire Commissioners passes resolution on fire levy lid lift – Ballot measure planned for November
The Board of Fire Commissioners for Camano Island Fire and Rescue passed a resolution asking voters to approve a 25-cent fire levy lid lift during the November General Election. If approved by voters, funding would be used to hire two firefighters to reduce response times, replace aging apparatus, and maintain facilities.
Call volumes have increased almost 29% in five years for CIF&R, and Fire Chief Michael Schick says that the agency is starting to struggle. The fire district is limited to a 1% revenue increase per year by law, but the cost to provide service is often higher than that. More calls mean added costs for personnel, apparatus, maintenance, fuel, equipment, and other supplies. To read more…
Camano Island Fire and Rescue trained 752 people in adult only, hand compression CPR during EMS Week (May 21-27, 2017) this year. The idea behind the project was to train local residents in this life saving skill to increase a patient’s chance of survival before professional help can arrive. It takes an average of 7.5 minutes to reach someone in a medical emergency – sometimes longer for the extreme south end of the island. Cardiac arrest unexpectedly takes the lives of hundreds of thousands of Americans each year. Studies show that survival rates from a heart attack can be doubled or tripled if CPR is administered until emergency medical services arrive.
Here’s a video that shows how to ‘Take 10 to Save a Life…’
CIFR Opened Bids for New Ambulance/s
Please go to our Call for Bids section under the RESOURCE Tab above for further information.
2000 Pierce Saber Fire Pumper for Sale
Fast Facts About Your Fire District
Click here to view our Strategic Plan
New Times for Camano Island Fire and Rescue Board Meetings in 2017
The Board of Fire Commissioners for Camano Island Fire and Rescue hold regular business meetings and the community is welcomed to attend. In 2017, meeting times will now vary and locations will continue to rotate around the island to provide greater access for the public.
Specifically, meetings will begin at 7:00 p.m. or 4:30 p.m. In addition, meetings will still rotate between the Country Club, Vista Madrona, and Mabana fire stations, as well as the Administration Office for the fire district. Click here for the 2017 schedule.
Call When It Counts
Call 911 if there is a threat to loss of life or property
- Know the address and city of your emergency
- Know your phone number
- Know the type of emergency
- Stay calm and answer all of the operator’s questions