Vashon Island Fire and Rescue
Vashon Island Fire and Rescue

2017 Incidents
Fire EMS
Jan 29 117
Feb 44 80
Mar 26 92
Apr 22 99
May 25 103
Jun 22 96
Jul 39 91
Aug 32 96
Sep 37 95
Oct -- --
Total 276 869

Past Incidents
Fire EMS
2016 286 1331
2015 391 1232
2014 371 1117
2013 284 1144
2012 355 1130

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Website Visitors
January 1, 2011
Visitors Today
Oct 23, 2017


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Brush Fire at Center

Administration Raechel Ehlers, October 04

At 23:16 on October 3, 2017, tones went out for a tree on fire with no exposures. Upon arrival, the crew found a large tree fully involved with flames 100' high. The flames were spreading to surrounding trees, grass and shrubs. The fire had jumped the driveway to continue spreading to additional grass and shrubs. The crew called for additional water tenders and personnel. Crews knocked down the fire ... (Full Story & Photos)

VIFR Fire Academy Now Open to the Public

Administration Raechel Ehlers, September 25

Vashon Island Fire and Rescue will be opening their upcoming Fire Academy for "Self Pay". This will allow those interested in paying to obtain a WA State Firefighter 1 certification to self-sponsor without an agency. Class size is limited to 16, (11 seats remaining) guaranteeing lots of hands-on experience to build skills and leave recruits confident they will be able to successfully complete the ... (Full Story & Photos)

Now Accepting Applications for On Island Volunteer Fire Academy

Administration Raechel Ehlers, September 19

Vashon Island Fire and Rescue will be hosting three Academies next year for on-island residents. Residents are invited to apply for Fire, EMT or Support Academies. Fire Academy is a six month on island training, two nights a week and all day Saturdays. At the end of successful completion, the recruit will be Washington state certified Firefighter One. EMT is three months at an off-island location ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Open House! Saturday, October 7 10:00am-2:00pm

Administration Raechel Ehlers, September 06

Please join us for an afternoon of family fun. VIFR will be opening its bay doors to allow all a chance to see the engines as well as meet our staff and Volunteers. We will have a special appearance from AirLift NW who will be touching down for the event, giving you an up-close and personal look at one of their helicopters. Take the tour of a working Fire Engine, have a hot dog and bounce in an inflatable ... (Full Story & Photos)

Former Chief Wil Spencer's Passing

Administration Susan Wolf, August 25

On August 17, 2017, Vashon lost one of its favorite sons – Wil Spencer. Although leaving us at an advanced age and having been ill, former Chief Spencer left a legacy with Vashon Island Fire & Rescue’s (VIFR) during its early years. Wil volunteered as a firefighter while still in high school. After graduating Vashon High School, college and spending a brief stint in the military, he again volunteered ... (Full Story & Photos)


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