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.
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.
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.
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: https://www.ready.gov/landslides-debris-flow
Stay safe and dry!
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.
Crews responded to a residential structure fire in the 5800 block of Harlow Drive around 5:35 am. The fire took approximately 90 minutes to extinguish. There were no injuries, and the Red Cross was called to assist the occupants with housing. Bremerton Fire and Navy Region Northwest also responded. The County Fire Marshal is investigating the cause.
CKFR crews conducted tours today in Silverdale of pertinent areas of the new hospital such as the ambulance bay, ER, helipad, etc.It was a beautiful day to be on top of the world on the new helipad!
CKFR remains on scene of a residential structure fire in the 7400 blk of Old Military Road NE. The fire is now out and crews are conducting overhaul and checking for hot spots. Upon arrival there was heavy smoke and flames coming from the mobile home. There were initial reports that children were still inside, but firefighters quickly determined there were NOT. One adult resident has been transported to Harborview for smoke inhalation and burns. The home is a loss. Red Cross has been called to assist the family. The County Fire Marshal is dispatched to investigate the cause. Bremerton Fire provided mutual aid.
Around 12:20 pm today, CKFR responded to Wildcat Lake for a report of a swimmer in distress 100 yards from shore. C-Shift crews deployed our inflatable rescue craft and safely retrieved the victim, bringing them to shore. The patient was treated by CKFR paramedics on site. CKFR Rescue Swimmers also responded, but were not deployed.
Did you know that CKFR conducts annual testing of its ground ladders? Underwriter Laboratories (UL) has been at Station 51 for the last two days working with CKFRs A/O Crosby to ensure every single ground ladder in our department is safe. The ladders are visually inspected for signs of wear and damage. They then undergo a load test. The larger ladders have 500 pounds placed on them for 5 minutes. The inspector from UL then uses pre and post measurements, as well as watching the ladder “bounce back” after the test to certify that it is safe for continued use. 67 total ladders were tested. That’s 1,129 feet!
5300 NW Newberry Hill Road,
Silverdale, WA 98383