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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Visitors Today
Nov 18, 2017


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North End House Fire 11.16.2017

Administration Raechel Ehlers, November 17

On Thursday, November 17, 2017, at 11:57 am, VIFR was toned out to a residential fire at the north end of Vashon. The homeowner discovered smoke and flame in the home upon arrival and called it into 911. Crews (11 responders) arrived to find a midsized, two-story, single family residence with smoke visible on both floors and flame visible on the bottom level. No human occupants were in the residence ... (Full Story & Photos)

The Passing of Benjamin Sarb

Susan Wolf, November 14

Benjamin Sarb was a young man who applied to VIFR as a Volunteer EMT in late 2015. A college graduate and a video game data analyst, he felt a calling to provide emergency medical response after getting his Wilderness First Responder certification in 2014. Having left the gaming field, he became an EMT and was working for a private ambulance company (AMR) when he applied at VIFR. His great desire ... (Full Story & Photos)

VIFR Financials

Administration Raechel Ehlers, October 27

Be a part of the process!

Vashon Island Fire and Rescue wants you to know and understand how VIFR works, and specifically how your tax dollars are spent. VIFR intends to keep you updated on how your fire district budgets and spends funds by releasing quarterly updates. Updates will be released about one month after the end of the quarter throughout the year; in April, July, October, and January. ... (Full Story & Photos)

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)


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