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
Santa Run – Big Thank You to our Wonderful Citizens!!
Thank you to all our amazing Camano Island Citizens for your most generous donations of food and money during our Santa Run Food Drive!! We collected 788 lbs. of food and $786.00 in cash donations!! The Food Bank was very, very happy to receive all this! Special thanks to FF Erich Schweiger who organzied the whole event, FF Jim Ludden, and our Santa and Sparky stand-ins: FF Moberg, FF D. Boyle, FF Puente, and FF Winship! And thank you to all the other Firefighters who participated!
Thank You from Chief Michael Schick
On behalf of Camano Island Fire & Rescue, I would like to thank our community for supporting a recent fire levy lid lift request. This was a valuable experience for all of us to share. We had the chance to see just how involved our community is in its local fire department – and we loved it.
Questions were thoughtful, and I sincerely appreciated the time people took to reach out to me during this process and learn more. Thanks to community support, we will have adequate revenue to add emergency personnel to reduce response times, replace apparatus and maintain our facilities.
Again, thank you for the support. We look forward to reporting back on the progress we are making on service level improvements in the months ahead.
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.
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…’
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