COVID-19 cases continue to rise across the state and now in Skagit County as well. Please take every measure to help stop the spread and follow the guidance and precautions available at the Washington State Department of Health's COVID-19 briefing page.
With longer, hotter summers, being prepared is your best defense against wildfire. Click below and learn to protect your home in a wildland urban interface from the WA DNR Firewise Program.
Living in an active fault zone, you should know what is necessary to prepare for the next big quake. It is not a matter of if, but when it will happen. Click below for resources from the Great Washington Shakeout.
Ensuring that you know how to keep your family, your neighbors, and your home safe while using propane responsibly is key. Click the link below for a brochure designed to give you a few few simple propane-related safety precautions.
In the event that urgent medical evacuation is necessary, Airlift Northwest provides air ambulance service to the nearest, most appropriate facility. You can find out more about their services and insurance at the link below.
Our fire department trains regularly with the ferry crew on all types of emergencies. Whether it be a fire on board or marine rescue operations, we know how to work with the ferry crew. For more information on the Guemes Island Ferry, visit the link below.
iving in the Pacific Northwest, weather is always an important factor to bear in mind. From fire danger in the dry, summer season, to wind and downed trees or power lines, knowing what weather is in store will help you prepare for every situation.
The Guemes Island Fire Department prides itself on our love of animals as well. We were happy to receive a donation from Invisible Fence of Pet O2 masks, so that we can provide oxygen to your dog or cat in the event of an emergency.
The Fire Marshal's Office may be contacted regarding burn permits, annual inspections of commercial buildings, outdoor burning and fireworks permitting and regulation and outreach and education programs about fire safety.