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
BURN BAN STATUS
Go to our Burn Ban Status Page to see the latest news. A Modified Burn Ban will go into effect this coming Friday, July 13, at noon. Recreational Fires only.
CALL FOR SEALED BIDS for a 7 Zone Air Conditioning Heat Pump Assembly
Jerry Evans selected as Fire Commissioner
Camano Island Fire & Rescue Commissioners named Jerry Evans as Interim Fire Commissioner on June 12th, filling the seat left vacant when Fire Commissioner Erik Shouse died in April. He will be sworn in Monday, June 25, during the Commissioner’s meeting.
Chief Michael Schick said Shouse’s position was not up for election until 2021 and, according to Washington state law, Evans will serve as an Interim Fire Commissioner until the general election in November, 2019, at which time the position will be filled for a six-year term.
Six Camano Island residents applied for the position — Evans, Barbara Garnett, Cynthia Smith, Mike Eagle, William Crippen and Dave Ballard. All candidates were interviewed June 11th. Chief Michael Schick said Camano Island resident Rayma Haas and Camano firefighter Dana Larkin assisted in the interview process.
Evans, 39, moved to Camano Island six years ago with his wife, Miranda (a Stanwood native), and children Clara and Emily, after serving in the U.S. Air Force for 15 years.
Commissioners considered many factors in selecting Evans, particularly his knowledge of the Community resulting from his work with Windermere Real Estate, Schick said.
“It was a very difficult decision to pick just one out of so many well-qualified individuals, but we feel that Jerry’s knowledge will provide a unique perspective that will complement the other Commissioners,” Fire Commissioner Paul Williams said in a news release.
Please check your fire extinguishers! Kidde has issued a major recall of plastic handled or push button extinguishers made since 1973. This site provides affected model numbers and contact information.
2nd Annual “Take 10 to Save a Life Event” A Big Success!
EMS Week was a great success! Thank you to everyone who took the 10 minutes to learn a potential life-saving tool! CIFR EMT’s and Paramedics trained over 388 people in one week on how to perform Hands Only CPR! The more Islanders that are trained, the safer our Island will be.
The idea behind the project is 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…’
Revised Times for Camano Island Fire and Rescue Board Meetings in 2018
The Board of Fire Commissioners for Camano Island Fire and Rescue hold regular business meetings and the community is welcomed to attend. In 2018, meeting times were changed to 6:00 p.m. or 4:30 p.m. Click here for the 2018 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