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
Notice of Fire Commissioner Vacancy
Island County Fire Protection District #1 (aka Camano Island Fire & Rescue) will be accepting Letters of Interest through May 30th, 5:00 pm, from voter-registered District residents wishing to be considered to fill an open position on the Board of Fire Commissioners. Letters received after this date will not be considered. This will be a temporary appointment effective through the election in November, 2019, at which time a Fire Commissioner will be elected for the remainder of the term which runs through 2021. Candidates wishing to be considered for the open position must submit a Letter of Interest indicating why they would like to serve as a Fire Commissioner to Darla Tiner, Board Secretary, 811 N. Sunrise Blvd., Camano Island, 98282. Letters will be accepted at the Administration Office at the above address or may be mailed. The newly appointed Commissioner will be sworn in at the regular Board of Fire Commissioner’s meeting on June 25, 2018.
Media Specialist Position
Camano Island Fire & Rescue is looking to hire a qualified candidate to fill a new, part time position, Media Specialist. This person would be responsible for the administration of CIFR sites on social media outlets including, but not limited to, CIFR’s webpage, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, YouTube and others to improve CIFR social presence. The candidate must have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, as well as grammatical composition with the ability to proof read materials for corrections and or improvements. For full job description, view this link. The candidate would primarily work remotely, no more than ten hours per week. If interested, click on this link to complete the Application. The Application must be returned to the Administration Office located at: 811 N Sunrise Blvd. by 5pm May 25th. For more information, please call Linda Layton 360-387-1512.
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”
Camano Island Fire and Rescue is offering their 10 minute, adult only, hand compression CPR training during EMS Week (May 21-25, 2018) this year. 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