Vashon Island Fire and Rescue
Vashon Island Fire and Rescue

2014 Incidents
Fire EMS
Jan 18 88
Feb 23 91
Mar 16 90
Apr 22 74
May 33 77
Jun 28 99
Jul 0 0
Aug 0 0
Sep 0 0
Oct 0 0
Nov 0 0
Dec 0 0
Total 140 519

Past Incidents
Fire EMS
2013 284 1144
2012 355 1130

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January 1, 2011
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Welcome to the Official Website for Vashon Island Fire and Rescue

Thanks for visiting!   I hope you find plenty of useful information about Vashon Island Fire & Rescue and your public safety needs  - Chief Hank Lipe

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Mike Kirk Selected as Grand Marshal

Administration Susan Wolf, July 25

Just before the Strawberry Festival 2014, it was announced that our very own, longtime volunteer Firefighter/EMT Mike Kirk had been selected as this year's Grand Marshal. Mike, who has been a volunteer with VIFR since 1967, is a beloved islander known for his communication, compassion and community service. As a teacher and former middle school principal, which position he held for over 30 years, ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Left to right:  Fire Chief Hank Lipe, Firefighter Mike Kirk, Susan Wolf - District Secretary, Assistant Chief George Brown.
Left to right: Fire Chief Hank Lipe, Firefighter Mike Kirk, Susan Wolf - District Secretary, Assistant Chief George Brown.

Susan Wolf Receives Helgeson Award

Jojo Weller, July 07

Susan Wolf was selected by previous recipients for the Helgeson Award. That award is given to the VIFR member who also volunteers in other capacities within the community. Susan volunteers teaching Primary children in her church and has assisted for years with the Interfaith Council on Homelessness' monthly community dinners.... (Full Story & Photos)

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Brodie Smith and Angus Brackett - High Driller Awardees

Administration Susan Wolf, June 19

Captain Brodie Smith (a career Firefighter/EMT) and volunteer FF/EMT Angus Brackett were the 2013 recipients of the High Driller award. Not only do these two engage in a large amount of training both in fire suppression and EMS but they also instruct others. Even though Firefighter Brackett has left VIFR because he's been hired to a career position elsewhere, we offer our congratulations to these ... (Full Story & Photos)

Captain Brodie Smith
Captain Brodie Smith

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Chief Hank Lipe, John Hemmer and Assistant Chief George Brown.
Chief Hank Lipe, John Hemmer and Assistant Chief George Brown.

John Hemmer Recipient of Chief's Award

Administration Susan Wolf, June 06

Explorer Advisor John Hemmer was the recipient of the 2013 Chief's Award. While under John's leadership, the Explorer program has grown reaching a record-breaking 22 members during the 2013-2014 school year. It was necessary to recruit several other advisors and divide the group into two companies for training. Explorers engage in fire training, EMS skills and teambuilding while participating in ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Myron Hauge and Brigitte Schran-Brown Win EMS Awards

Administration Susan Wolf, May 27

At the recent VIFR Awards Ceremony, Paramedic-Firefighter Myron Hauge and Volunteer EMT Brigitte Schran-Brown were the recipients of the annual Emergency Medical Services (EMS) awards. Medic Hauge has been with VIFR since 2010 when he was hired from Seattle Fire Department where he had served for 22 years. EMT Schran-Brown, a registered nurse for many years, joined VIFR for the second time in 2011. ... (Full Story & Photos)

Left to right: Assistant Chief George Brown, Paramedic/Firefighter Myron Hauge, Fire Chief Hank Lipe.
Left to right: Assistant Chief George Brown, Paramedic/Firefighter Myron Hauge, Fire Chief Hank Lipe.

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