County Agencies Work Together On Landslide Threat

Central Kitsap Fire & Rescue is working with other public safety agencies, such as the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office, Department of Emergency Management, Kitsap 911, Kitsap Public Works and Road Department, as well as other area fire agencies to form a comprehensive plan consisting of emergency response for landslide, fires, and EMS in the area of Bahia Vista Road.
At approximately 3:46 this morning, crews responded to Bahia Vista Road in the Illahee area in for concern of a potential landslide.
Kitsap County Roads/Public Works closed the road out of concern it had been weakened by the severe weather.
CKFR firefighters made contact with area homeowners and initiated a voluntary evacuation. One resident chose to remain.
Kitsap County Public Works is working to provide a Geotech to assess the area.
We will keep the community updated, but want you to know we are prepared and will have operational plans in place should the situation worsen.

Oven Fire

At 5:43 pm on December 3rd, crews received a call of a possible house fire at 300 NE Conifer Drive. Luckily it was a fire contained to the oven and nothing else was affected.
Firefighters assisted with ventilation to remove smoke from the home.
🔥 If you have a fire in your oven:
– Leave the door CLOSED
– Turn everything OFF
– Make sure occupants are evacuating just in case
– Call 911. Oven fires have potential to extend into the wall and become a much bigger problem.

Fire In Old Town Silverdale

Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue was dispatched around 10:23 pm last night for a commercial fire alarm at The Hub Byron Street in Old Town Silverdale.
Upon arrival, smoke was discovered in the structure and the call was upgraded to a working commercial fire. The building is two stories with an apartment upstairs.
Fire was found inside, near the kitchen and brewery equipment, and was quickly brought under control.
The single occupant of the upstairs apartment was safely outside and in a KCSO patrol car to stay warm.
The County Fire Marshal is investigating the cause.
Mutual aid was provided by Bremerton Fire and Navy Region Northwest.

East Bremerton House Fire

CKFR remains on scene this evening of a structure fire in East Bremerton.
The call was dispatched at 3:42 pm to the 8000 block of Blue Oak Parkway NE.
Nobody was home at the time and one bunny is safe. The County Fire Marshal will investigate the cause.

Missing Vessel Located in Early AM Utilizing Drone Infrared

Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue’s Battalion Chief was notified by Kitsap 911 at 1:40 am this morning of a 22-foot vessel adrift in the channel between Illahee and west Bainbridge Island.
The reporting party was a concerned wife and mother. She explained that her husband and two daughters went fishing out of Brownsville Marina at 5:00 pm. At 10:00 pm she said the husband called and stated they had a dead battery and couldn’t start the boat. At 1:30 am the wife called 911 concerned that she had not heard from her family, and they were not picking up their cell phones.
The Battalion Chief along with the Coast Guard formulated a plan to search an area pinged by the cell phone of one of the passengers. It was determined the boat may be floating south near Illahee State Park.
CKFRs Marine 51 was launched from Brownsville Marina to begin a search of the area. The Battalion Chief established a command post at Illahee State Park with Engine 41 and Medic 51 personnel. CKFRs large drone was launched, utilizing FLIR (Forward Looking Infrared) and quickly located a boat matching the description of the vessel with the missing family members.
Marine 51 arrived and investigated the boat. All three members were accounted for and safe. The two daughters were transported to the dock at Illahee State Park and then placed in Medic 51 to warm up.
Mom came down to the park to pick up her daughters and the husband decided to stay overnight on the boat.

CKFR Receives Clean Audit

We’re proud to share that we recently earned a clean audit for calendar years 2020 and 2021.
The Washington State Auditor’s Office (SAO) describes the audit process as a way citizens can see how their government is working. Through this rigorous, independent, and transparent process both the government and the citizens it serves can see what is being done right and what needs to be improved.
As part of their risk assessment, the auditor thoroughly examines district functions including accounts receivable, accounts payable, bond covenants, self-insurance, purchasing, OPM, and the district’s overall financial condition.
CKFR is proud to report that the SAO issued no findings or other recommendations during this audit period which continues our long trend of clean audits and reflects the district’s highest commitment to prudent fiscal management, strong internal controls, and judicious oversight over public resources.
This is truly the result of a team effort and from each district member’s commitment to fiscal integrity. We’d also like to especially thank our amazing Business team members – Amy Sanchez, Heidi Robnett, Joe Calkins, Tammy Kamphaus for their hard work over several months pulling information and answering questions for our Auditor. Your efforts are greatly appreciated!

Kayaker Rescued

At 5:00 pm, CKFR crews responded to a call of a person in distress at Wildcat Lake Park.
A couple had been kayaking when the female occupant fell into the water and became panicked.
Because she was wearing a lifejacket from the life jacket loaner board she was able to stay above water and, with the assistance of others, she was rescued without injury.
CKFR members evaluated her and she was released to go home and rest.
In Central Kitsap there are life jacket loaner boards located at Island Lake, Wildcat Lake, Scenic Beach, and at the Silverdale Waterfront Boat Launch.
Each board holds approximately 12 jackets of various sizes. Please use them and return them so that others may stay safe as well!

Vehicle Fire

CKFRs A-Shift responded to a vehicle fire on Anderson Hill Road around 11:45 last night.
The abandoned vehicle was fully involved when they arrived, but was quickly brought under control and extinguished.

Animals Rescued From Structure Fire

Crews remain on scene and are still working to fully extinguish a residential fire that was dispatched at 3:43 this afternoon.
The home is located on Old Cedars Place NW and was fully involved upon the arrival of crews from Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue. The call was upgraded to a second alarm and units from neighboring agencies also responded.
Nobody was home at the time of the fire.
Due to its location and lack of hydrants, a strike team of tenders were deployed to shuttle water for hours from an area off Clear Creek Road.
The home, a large detached garage/shop, several outbuildings and a boat have been destroyed.
There are no injuries to civilians or fire crews. Numerous animals were rescued by fire crews including goats, chickens, dogs and cats.
The Kitsap Humane Society responded to help care for the animals on scene and the Red Cross has been dispatched to assist the family. The County Fire Marshal will investigate the cause.
CKFRs Rehab Unit also responded to ensure the safety and wellness of firefighters on scene. Making sure they were hydrated, cooled down, and healthy. Rehabs crew couldn’t stage right next to the scene so they carted in water, food, and medical supplies. Rehab also refills the firefighter’s tanks as needed.
Thank you to our mutual aid partners – Poulsbo Fire Department and Bremerton Fire.

Garage Fire

Central Kitsap Fire & Rescue crews were dispatched at 9:21 this morning to a structure fire in the 14000 block of Thomas Drive NW, Silverdale. A neighbor had called 911 after seeing black smoke coming from a detached garage on the property.
CKFRs Battalion Chief was first to arrive on scene and confirmed it was a working fire and the garage was fully involved.
Initial reports indicated that the homeowner’s son used the garage as a living space. Thankfully, there was nobody inside at the time of the fire. The fire did spread to trees and a couple vehicles nearby, but firefighters were able to keep it from reaching the main house.
There were no injuries to civilians or crew. The County Fire Marshal will investigate the cause.