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
EMS Levy renewal on Feb. 9 ballot
At its regular meeting Monday, Nov. 9, Camano Island Fire and Rescue Board of Commissioners approved a resolution to place a six-year EMS Levy renewal request on the ballot in February 2021.
The Levy renewal would continue the same rate approved by voters in 2015 – 50 cents per $1,000 of assessed property value. The current levy expires at the end of 2021 and represents approximately 25% of the District’s annual budget.
“Medical response has been, and will continue to be, a critical part of our work,” said Chief Levon Yengoyan. “On average, 70 percent of our calls each year are for EMS. That can be anything from concerns about high blood pressure, to a heart attack or stroke.”
All of the department’s firefighters are trained Emergency Medical Technicians, with an additional 10 paramedics who are trained in Advanced Life Support techniques like administering IVs or surgically opening a patient’s airway.
One hundred percent of levy funding supports EMS services, including training and paramedic staffing, medical supplies, and medications and equipment.
Find more EMS Levy Information
SMOKEY IS BACK ON DUTY!
Surplused Fire Vehicles
We are surplusing an Engine that no longer meets the needs of the Fire District. Complete information and pictures can be accessed under our RESOURCE TAB, Equipment Surplus.
How to “Take 10 to Save a Life…”
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