Attic Fire

Firefighters battled an attic fire in the 2800 block of Wymoing Street this evening. PSE was dispatched to turn off power as crews got the fire under control. CKFRs drone was flown to look for any hot spots existing in the structure. There were no injuries.

Electrical Fire

CKFR and Bremerton Fire units were on scene of what was dispatched as a kitchen fire with occupants possibly trapped in the 3000 block of Ridgeview Drive NE. Thankfully, it was an electrical fire, no injuries, and minimal damage.

Boat Fire

Crews were dispatched around 5:25 am for a possible residential structure fire. On arrival it was discovered to be a fishing boat in a storage yard that was on fire. Fire was quickly extinguished. There were no occupants, no injuries, and no nearby structures damaged.The County Fire Marshal has been dispatched to investigate.  

Boat Adrift

At approx. 4:30 pm, CKFR received a call of a boat adrift in Dyes Inlet. Marine 51 launched from the Silverdale waterfront to investigate the report of an empty canoe floating between Erlands Point and Rocky Point. Marine 51 located the empty canoe and searched the area, finding no one.

Mar51 photo for reference. Not from the call.

Bond Credit Rating

CKFR received an AA+ rating from Standard and Poor’s, a leading bond credit rating provider. The rating was provided as part of CKFR’s recent bond issuance to raise funds approved by voters in November to build or renovate its fire stations.

This is the second highest credit rating possible and is on par with S&P’s rating of the United States. Ratings are based on CKFR’s internal controls, management structure, governance, financial reserves, audit history, and other factors.

The stronger the financial practices of an agency, the higher the rating and lower the interest rate. As a result, the Fire District qualifies for an interest rate on the bonds of 1.385 percent.

The Fire District intends two bond issuances to reduce impacts to taxpayers. This first issuance was for $30 million, and CKFR is required to spend down 85 percent of those proceeds in three years. The second issuance will be for $28.3 million.

In November, Central Kitsap voters approved a $58.3 million bond to improve its fire stations for the health and safety of the community and its firefighters. The projected cost is approximately $96 for the owner of a $300,000 home. The 20-year bond will fund the community’s emergency facility needs for the next 60 years and passed with almost 73 percent approval.

Landslide Activity

Our area is expected to receive another significant amount of rainfall over the next few days which once again puts us at risk for landslides. This picture of a parking lot on Lowell Street (sliding last week during our heavy rains) was shared with CKFR crews as a reminder to be careful when placing large apparatus on calls. For safety information regarding landslides you can visit FEMAs site:

Stay safe and dry!

Dog Rescue

CKFRs Ladder 51 & Rescue 64 crews just rescued sweet little Benji, a 15 year old toy poodle, after he fell 75 feet over an embankment in the 2000 block of Amhurst Court. Despite being cold and dirty, Benji is doing well.