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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,… Read more »

Lid lift would fund service improvements for Camano Island Fire & Rescue: Ballot measure planned for November

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. The lid lift would cost the owner of a $350,000 home an additional $7.29 per… Read more »

Board of Fire Commissioners passes resolution on fire levy lid lift – July 11, 2017

Ballot measure planned for November  CAMANO ISLAND, WA — 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… Read more »

Camano Island Fire and Rescue passes two state audits with flying colors – March 20, 2017

  The Washington State Auditor’s office released two separate audits of Camano Island Fire and Rescue, one focused on finances and a second audit on accountability. The audits covered fiscal years 2014 and 2015 and found no problems or issues with the department. “These audits are an independent check that show we are good stewards… Read more »

Strategic Plan identifies challenges and solutions to emergency service – Feb. 16, 2017

Camano Island Fire and Rescue held two well-attended community meetings to discuss its Strategic Plan earlier this year. Now, the Board of Fire Commissioners is discussing how to resolve challenges to providing emergency service moving forward. Call volumes have increased almost 29% in the last five years for the agency. More calls mean added costs… Read more »