Posts Categorized: Press Releases

Annual Halloween Haunted House Oct. 31

The Annual Halloween Party & Haunted House sponsored by Madrona Sirens and Fire Jets will be from 5-8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 31. Hot dogs, prizes, and ghoulish treats will delight children at this safe and family friendly event. Madrona Vista Fire Station is at 273 N. West Camano Dr.   not so much how many… Read more »

Hazardous Mitigation planning needs public participation

Your information is needed to prepare for natural disaster. Survey: Please participate in a survey to aid in hazardous mitigation. A coalition of Island County cities, towns and districts are embarking on a planning process to prepare for impacts of natural disasters. During this process, citizens of Island County will contribute by sharing local knowledge… Read more »

Fire Chief Michael Schick Sworn In

New District Fire Chief Michael Schick was sworn in Monday evening, Sept. 8th, at the Fire Commissioner’s meeting. To learn about Michael Schick, who was chosen to replace Chief Ganz as of September 1, read more here. not so much how many costed for example a few years ago as well as all other goods… Read more »

Michael Schick appointed as CIFR’s next Chief

Michael Schick was appointed as the new chief of Camano Island Fire and Rescue on July 14 by the Board of Fire Commissioners. He begins Sept. 1. Schick was hired after an extensive national search for candidates, and a two-day vetting process by the community and District. Schick said from his home in Louisville, Colorado,… Read more »

Chief Ganz retires after 38 year career

The glue that holds Camano Island Fire and Rescue together — that’s how Chief Mike Ganz is described by retired Stanwood Mayor Dianne White. Yet, when Chief Ganz talks about the trials of bringing the District through the Great Recession, he is clear that the so-called “glue” of the District has been the “hand-in-hand” teamwork… Read more »

Public reception for top candidates for Chief

The new Chief for Camano Island Fire and Rescue (CIFR) may be one of five candidates the public will be meeting July 13. A public reception for the candidates will be held at 7 p.m., Sunday, July 13th, at the Vista/Madrona Fire Station. Prothman Company in Issaquah was engaged by the Board of Commissioners to… Read more »

Firefighters Read Across America

Read Across America in early March came with a special treat for students at Utsalady Elementary.  Firefighters and a fire engine showed up. Students in Mrs. Musgraves Kindergarten class at Utsalady were treated to firefighters Ryan White, Vern Matlick, Kevin Moberg, Ryan Shaughnessy, Chad McCoy, Brandi Mauck and Bobby Guadamuz, who read stories to the students. … Read more »

Birthday boy gets firetruck ride to school

Carver Carrigan has been around firefighters before. His father is one. But that doesn’t lessen the thrill of getting to ride a fire engine to school! The birthday boy won the prize at an event earlier at Elger Bay Elementary. He received a tour of the engine and ride in the officers seat to his school…. Read more »