Full Burn Ban in Effect

Wildfires Risk Extreme - Burn Ban

State of Emergency

Our Department would like to remind everyone that the GIFD is a Volunteer only fire department. We have limited resources and water supply. Given the extremely hot weather that we have recently experienced, FIRE DANGER is at an EXTREME HIGH and we would ask everyone to please help to keep our island safe and follow all burn bans and also refrain from using fireworks. 


Guemes Fire Protects You

Emergency Fire & Medical Service

If you are experiencing a fire or medical emergency, please dial 911. 

Alerts, updates, & events can be found on our Alerts page. (Modified Burn Ban remains in effect - see alerts page for more details.)

The Guemes Island Fire Department is a volunteer organization dedicated to providing the best possible medical and fire emergency response services to the people of Guemes Island, Washington. Located in the San Juan Islands, Guemes Island is just north of Anacortes across the Guemes Channel. The island is served by a small ferry operated by Skagit County. GIFD provides basic life support response and care with a modern ambulance and  a team of seven emergency medical technicians (EMTs). Advanced life support response is provided by Anacortes Fire Department. With two pumpers, a tanker and brush rig, GIFD is equipped to handle everything from wildland fires to structure fires.


Contact Us

If you are experiencing a Medical or Fire Emergency, please call 911.

We are a volunteer department and our station is unmanned. If you'd like to get in touch, please see the number below or the Our People page for direct email addresses.  

We'd love to have you join our department! Get in touch with Guemes Fire to learn more about our fire prevention and rescue services or to learn how you can give back to your community and become a volunteer!

6310 Guemes Island Road


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