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Annual Chili & Chowder Cook-Off

The Camano Island Chamber of Commerce Chili and Chowder Cook-Off turned 21 years old this year and Camano Island Fire and Rescue was happy to be one of the vendors at this year’s event.  Spearheaded by Chief Schick and Lt. Norman, the Chief’s Colorado Sweet Chili was served up by Lt. Norman, FF/EMT Dennis Wischmeier… Read more »

Retirement and Swearing-In Ceremony – Jan. 12, 2016.

CIFR Says Goodbye to Longtime Volunteer and Welcomes New Probationary Firefighters [Camano Island, Wash.] – It was a busy night at the Board of Fire Commissioners’ first meeting of 2016. The Board approved 13 new probationary volunteers with a swearing in ceremony. A fourteenth volunteer was unable to attend the meeting and took their probationary… Read more »

Community Paramedicine Program Takes Shape – Dec. 15, 2015

[Camano Island, Wash.] – There’s going to be a new type of non-emergency medical program in town. Camano Island Fire and Rescue is developing a community paramedicine program to improve patient care and reduce emergency service costs for taxpayers. Camano CARES, which stands for Community Assistance, Referral, and Education Service, is taking shape and the… Read more »

Santa Arrives by Fire Truck December 15, 2015

[Camano Island, Wash.] – Children will be listening for the sounds of sleigh bells in the snow and a little “Ho! Ho! Ho!” and, of course, the sight of a fire engine. The Santa Run is back on Camano Island this holiday season. From 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 15th, firefighters from Camano Island Fire and… Read more »

EMT Class Announcement – Nov. 5, 2015

Camano Island Fire and Rescue Announces Emergency Medical Technician – Basic Training Course [Camano Island, Wash.] – Camano Island Fire and Rescue will be offering an Emergency Medical Technician – Basic (EMT-B) training course, starting on February 3, 2016. The class will be held at the Vista/Madrona Fire Station located at 273 N. West Camano… Read more »

2016 Budget Discussion Underway – Oct. 15, 2015

The Board of Fire Commissioners for Camano Island Fire and Rescue started budget discussions for 2016 during its last meeting. The public is encouraged to attend an upcoming public hearing on the budget and learn how the fire district prioritizes spending for emergency services. The public hearing will be on Monday, October 26 at 7:00… Read more »

Volunteer Recruitment – Oct. 1, 2015

Volunteer firefighting and emergency medical service are valuable and exciting ways to serve your community. It takes dedication and many hours of training to become a volunteer with Camano Island Fire and Rescue, but the rewards are many. CIFR is currently beginning the selection process for our next class of new volunteers. An informational meeting… Read more »

EMS Levy Renewal, Thank You! – Aug. 6, 2015

Dear Editor, On behalf of Camano Island Fire & Rescue, I would like to thank the community for supporting our levy renewal for emergency medical service (EMS). On election night, the measure was passing with more than 86% of the vote. EMS accounts for almost 72% of our 911 calls, and is the most widely-used… Read more »

Improving Transparency – July 16, 2015

Camano Island Fire and Rescue (CIFR) has been taking steps to improve transparency with the community it serves. It has added new board meeting locations, posted its annual budget on line, and is developing a new Strategic Plan for how it will serve the 16,000 residents on Camano Island. “Improving transparency is the key to… Read more »

EMS Levy Renewal; Ballots Arriving Soon – July 8, 2015

The August 4th, 2015, primary election is still almost a month away, but ballots should be arriving in voters’ mailboxes next week. Camano Island Fire and Rescue would like to remind everyone that it is presenting an Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Levy renewal on the upcoming election ballot. The levy funds EMS Services and must… Read more »