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
Questions About the Fire Levy Lid Lift?
Camano Island Fire & Rescue has planned two meetings to share information about a proposed fire levy lid lift to meet the increasing demand for emergency services. Community members with questions are invited and encouraged to attend:
- Monday, October 23, 6:00 p.m. (Mabana Station, 3651 South Camano Drive)
- Saturday, October 28, 10:00 a.m. (District Headquarters, 811 N. Sunrise Boulevard)
The Camano Island community is being asked to consider a 25-cent fire levy lid lift for emergency services during the November General Election. If approved, funding would be used to hire emergency personnel, replace aging apparatus, and maintain District facilities.
For more information, you can view our Frequently Asked Questions here.
We are currently establishing a list with the intent of hiring two entry level or lateral entry firefighters/EMT’s. Go to “Join Our Team” under “OUR TEAM” tab for complete information.
Go to our Public Education tab to get more information regarding Fire Prevention Week!
BURN BAN LIFTED as of October 1, 2017!
Click on the Burn Ban Status in the upper right-hand corner for updated burning information.
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.
Fast Facts About Your Fire District
Click here to view our Strategic Plan
Revised 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 were changed to 7:00 p.m. or 4:30 p.m.
For the 4th Quarter of 2017, all meetings will start at 4:30 p.m. It is hoped that this change will make it easier for our Citizens to attend our meetings. 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