Vashon Island Fire and Rescue
Vashon Island Fire and Rescue

2015 Incidents
Fire EMS
Jan 17 96
Feb 16 90
Mar 25 87
Total 58 273

Past Incidents
Fire EMS
2014 371 1117
2013 284 1144
2012 355 1130

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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

King County Fire Marshal Declares Burn Ban

Administration Susan Wolf, June 23

On June 22, 2015, a burn ban was declared for unincorporated King County - which, of course, includes Vashon and Maury islands. Due to a drier Spring than usual and increasing weather temperatures, citizens are encouraged to observe the ban which means no outdoor burning of yard waste, campfires, etc. Gas and charcoal grills can be used.

Due to the low "fuel moisture" (undergrowth and grasses) ... (Full Story)

VIFR Stair Climbers are Up to the Challenge!

Administration Susan Wolf, March 13

Recently a number of employees and volunteers participated in the Scott Stair Climb at the Columbia Tower in Seattle. An annual benefit for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, firefighters compete against other teams, their own team members and attempt to improve their personal best time climbing over 1,500 stairs wearing 40 lb. self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) and full bunker gear.

This ... (Full Story & Photos)

Volunteer FF/EMT Adam Joyner and FF/Paramedic Andy Johnson
Volunteer FF/EMT Adam Joyner and FF/Paramedic Andy Johnson

Kidde Fire Extinquisher Recall

Administration Susan Wolf, February 25

We are attaching this notice regarding a recall of Kidde brand plastic top fire extinguishers. Apparently a valve malfunction prevents the extinguisher from completely discharging when the trigger is pressed repeatedly.

For your information VIFR does not inspect, fill or otherwise repair private fire extinguishers. Both Vashon Ace Hardware and Island Lumber sell new fire extinguishers for your ... (Full Story)

Your Burn Permit is IN the Mail!

Administration Susan Wolf, January 22

As we look to the future in striving to make your fire district a leaner, more efficient and cost-effective agency and improve customer service, we have changed the way we issue burn permits. The new permit does not expire, and you can use the one that will be mailed within the next few weeks, or come here to our website to print one off. Simply fill in your name and property address, read the rules ... (Full Story & Photos)

Check your mailbox after February 11, 2015.
Check your mailbox after February 11, 2015.

Milt Kranjcevich, Mike Kirk and Tom Beal
Milt Kranjcevich, Mike Kirk and Tom Beal

VIFR bids a fond farewell to Milt Kranjcevich

Administration Susan Wolf, December 30

VIFR would like to extend our sincere sympathy on the passing of Milton Kranjcevich, a former volunteer Firefighter and Captain with Vashon Island Fire & Rescue for fifty years.

Milton applied as a volunteer in January of 1951. He rose through the ranks, eventually becoming a Captain of the Dockton station in the 1960’s – a position he held for over 30 years. In 1968, his wife Virginia also ... (Full Story & Photos)


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