Posts Categorized: Press Releases

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 »

Dry Fire Conditions Prompt Burn Ban; CIFR Emphasizes Safe Use of Fireworks – June 22, 2015

The statewide drought emergency declared in May has increased the risk of fire danger on Camano Island as it has across our region. While the current fire danger level remains at Moderate according to the Washington Department of Natural Resources, the National Interagency Fire Center is predicting above normal significant fire potential for the summer…. Read more »

Camano Island Fire & Rescue Receives Clean Audit – Feb. 5, 2015

Camano Island Fire and Rescue successfully passed its most recent audit with the Washington State Auditor’s office. The Auditor examined the District’s compliance with state laws and oversight of its financial condition, self-insurance program, surplus property, and other assets. The District undergoes a bi-annual audit. This audit covered 2012 through 2013. “District operations complied with… Read more »

Santa Arrives by Fire Truck on Dec. 19, 2014

Children will be listening for the sounds of sleigh bells in the snow, a little “Ho! Ho! Ho!” and, of course, for the sight of a fire engine. The Santa Run is back on Camano Island this holiday season. From 6-9 p.m. on Dec. 19, 2014, the Camano Island Fire and Rescue firefighters are visiting… Read more »

CIFR to conduct County’s Business Inspections

Under a new inter-local agreement with Island County, Camano Island Fire & Rescue (CIFR) will be helping Camano Island businesses stay safe and potentially improve their property values by conducting business occupancy fire inspections. The Fire District will be working directly with our local business community to improve the fire safety of their structures.  The… Read more »