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About Skagit Fire Protection District 17

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.