Join Our Team

Want to get involved?

You can join the Community Advisory Committee or volunteer to assist with community events. Please email us at [email protected]

Other associated volunteer organizations:

Camano Preparedness Group
Bill Swander – [email protected]
Rhonda Paulson – [email protected]

Mabana Flames Ladies Auxiliary
Nancy McGough – [email protected]

Career Firefighters and Paramedics:

Testing services for this position are conducted through National Testing Network.  Please visit their website at  Then click on this link for the application.  Once it is completed, send it to the name and address on the NTN page.  Be sure to include a copy of your driver’s license, along with one other form of identification such as a passport, birth certificate or social security card.

Part-Time Firefighters:

We are currently hiring part-time firefighters.  The minimum qualifications are: Fire Fighter 1, WA State EMT License, WA State Driver’s License and current CPAT certificate.  Click on this link for the application.  Please turn in a resume and all applicable certificates along with your application to:

Camano Island Fire & Rescue
811 N. Sunrise Blvd.
Camano Island, WA 98282

If you have any questions, contact Linda Layton, Finance Manager. [email protected] or (360) 387-1512.

Volunteer Firefighters:

The fire service has a long and proud history, rich in heritage of dedication, unselfish sacrifice, and inspired human action for more than three centuries. The long and noble tradition of rendering service in the time of need has established a heritage of which the firefighter can be justly proud.

Initial Requirements

Must be at least 18 years of age.
Maintain a Washington State driver’s license and a satisfactory driving record.

Fire Training

Before being assigned to a station, Camano Island Fire and Rescue trains firefighter recruits to the standards of Firefighter 1, the national entry-level for professional departments. This course includes both classroom and practical experience and culminates in a full day at the Washington State Fire Academy facility at North Bend.

After the completion of initial training, the recruit will train with their station for two to three hours each week on Tuesday evenings to maintain and refine their skills. All initial and ongoing training costs for volunteers are covered by the Fire District.

Emergency Medical and Special Rescue Training

Volunteers must then become an Emergency Medical Technician within a year of being certified as a firefighter (training costs covered by the District). Volunteers wishing to join the Technical Rescue Division (to include Marine and High Angle Rescue) may do so after being accepted as a firefighting member of the department and by passing their medical training.


Volunteers are eligible for a stipend reimbursement program for attending and responding to emergencies.
Volunteers qualify for the Washington State pension plan (Volunteer Firefighter’ Relief and Pension Act).
Volunteers qualify for a $50,000 life insurance program.
Learn teamwork, responsibility and become a member of the family.
Explore the possibilities of a career in firefighting or emergency medicine.
Provide a skilled service to their community.
Participate in the District’s social events.


You will be participating in front line firefighting and emergency medical incidents and will most likely be exposed to the hazards normally associated with those responsibilities. Responding to 911 calls to deal with the various emergencies that may occur in the community will prove to be both physically and mentally taxing. Individuals are encouraged to consider this before applying.

We bring volunteers in as groups and train them in groups. If you are interested in volunteering, please call the District office and we will take some information in order to notify you of the next Volunteer Orientation Meeting.

For additional information or to apply, please contact the District office at (360) 387-1512.