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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 »

Federal funds received

Camano Island Fire and Rescue (CIFR) has received the funds awarded after an appeal for a Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) grant that helped fund the seismic retrofit of Terry’s Corner Fire Station. The Federal and State portion of the grant was $392,442. For details on the grant, and the appeal, please read more here…. Read more »

CPR, Choking and AED Training Classes

Camano Island Fire and Rescue is offering CPR classes for the public. This class includes Adult, Child & Infant CPR training, Choking, and AED.  It does not include First Aid. • Schedule: 1st Wednesday evening of every month • Time: 6pm-9pm • Fee: $25 a person.  Please review the payment instructions in Step 2 below. … Read more »

Winter 2013 Newsletter

Winter 2013-14 Newsletter Study Shows CIFR to be Financially Stable Federal decision awards CIFR grant funds New Recruits: “Now it’s my turn” Grant writing a successful effort at CIFR not so much how many costed for example a few years ago as well as all other goods I grew in the price and its value… Read more »

Camano Fire part of extensive study of area fire districts

A detailed study numbering more than 300 pages and comparing fire districts in North Snohomish County recommends some cooperative efforts. “There’s a lot of recommendations in here that are going to take some time to digest.  I think the document is going to be very useful,” said Commission President Pat Metz.  “With the final document… Read more »

From The Chief: Doing More With Less

August 2013 Doing more with less seems to be the motto in these tough economic times. Currently, fire and EMS services on Camano Island remain viable and strong due to conservative budgeting and careful planning. Paramount to the District’s concerns is maintaining the quality and effectiveness of our emergency operations and, in particular, the superb EMS service that represents about 75 percent… Read more »