Vashon Island Fire and Rescue
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2015 Incidents
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Mar 25 87
Apr 25 97
May 33 111
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Jul 59 126
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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

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911 Citizens Academy Announced

Administration Susan Wolf, August 27

When you call 9-1-1, ever wonder what happens? Valley Communications Center (ValleyCom), the dispatch center for Vashon Island, is hosting a Citizens Academy on October 24 from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Click below for the informational flyer. ... (Full Story)


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VIFR Volunteer Graduates as New Firefighter

Administration Susan Wolf, August 17

Justin Nelson, a VIFR EMT, graduated from the Basic Firefighter Recruit Academy at the Washington State Fire Training Academy on July 12th. The Recruits trained for 11 weekends and a total of 220 hours. The program led to certification as a Firefighter I and certifications in Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations. His wife, daughter, mom, step-dad, aunt, and grandparents all attended the graduation ... (Full Story & Photos)

Volunteer Firefighter/EMT Justin Nelson appears with his graduating class second from the right, back row.
Volunteer Firefighter/EMT Justin Nelson appears with his graduating class second from the right, back row.

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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, etc. . Please see King County's website http://www.kingcounty.gov/property/FireMarshal/BurnBanInfo.

Due to the ... (Full Story)


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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

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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)


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