“Off Duty CKFR Firefighter Rescues Trapped Driver”

As off duty CKFR Apparatus Operator, Terry Fassett, was driving northbound on Ridgetop Boulevard Tuesday afternoon, he observed a single vehicle accident in the median.
Fassett got out of his truck and made contact with a bystander who had witnessed the accident and was on the phone with 911. He then approached the vehicle involved, a late model Jeep, which appeared to have been traveling southbound on Ridgetop before leaving the roadway and striking a tree. The windshield was broken and all front airbags and side curtains had deployed. Fassett made contact with the driver, a male in his 60’s, and began assessing him for injuries. The driver had suffered a fracture to his right arm and had minor facial injuries. He was the sole occupant of the vehicle.
Fassett then noticed a small fire had ignited at the front passenger corner. He left the patient and retrieved an extinguisher from his own vehicle, but wasn’t able to put out the fire. 
The patient was unable to get out of the vehicle on his own so Fassett cut the seatbelt, removed him, and carried him a safe distance away.
While waiting for crews to arrive Fassett made sure onlookers stayed away from the vehicle as it became fully involved in fire. 
After turning the patient over to the responding CKFR crew on Medic 51, and providing his information to the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office, Fassett left the scene. CKFR Engine 51 extinguished the fire.
We are extremely proud of A/O Terry Fassett’s actions, but not at all surprised. Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue is fortunate to have him as a member, serving this community.

Plane Crashes Into Dyes Inlet

CKFR responded to reports of an airplane that had crash landed into Dyes Inlet on August 6th at 5:40 pm. Crews responding near the area (on land) reported seeing an aircraft, upside down, in the water and numerous civilian boats surrounding it. CKFR placed Marine 51 in the water and was able to confirm the pilot was safely on board a civilian vessel and only had minor facial injuries. Marine 7 (Port Orchard Police Boat) also responded and brought the pilot aboard their boat before attaching to the plane to tow it to the Silverdale boat ramp. Once it was near the shore a boom was placed around it to contain any leakage and a excavator was brought in to remove the aircraft.

Dog Rescued From Fire

Sunday, July 21st, at approximately 4:30 pm, crews from Central Kitsap Fire & Rescue and the Bremerton Fire Department were dispatched to a residential house fire on Armstrong Lane NE, Bremerton. CKFRs Engine 45 arrived first and reported it was an active fire and all occupants were out of the structure. The fire appeared to have started on the back porch exterior and moved into the house and attic. Search teams were able to rescue a dog from the residence and reunite with the owners.
The fire was quickly extinguished and the Kitsap County Fire Marshal is investigating the cause

Two Adults Escape House Fire

CKFR responded to a 2nd Alarm residential structure fire earlier today. Two adults were home when they noticed heavy smoke coming from a bedroom. While one gathered their pets and got outside to call 911, the other attempted to put out the fire with an extinguisher. He was later transported for smoke inhalation. The fire quickly spread through the second floor and the attic. Crews had it extinguished approximately 30 minutes after arriving on scene. The home is uninhabitable. The County Fire Marshal is investigating the cause and the Red Cross was called to assist the family.

Trapped Horse Rescues Itself

CKFR received a call this afternoon for a horse trapped at the Green Mountain Horse Camp. The horse had jumped the fence and was upside down, trapped in the fence. When crews arrived it had worked its way out a bit, but still had its back legs stuck. As crews retrieved their saws and rescue tools the horse took one look at them decided it would rather self-extricate. The horse was slightly injured, but up and walking when CKFR left the scene.

Engine 41 In Service Ceremony

A ceremony was held on July 13th to put our new Engine 41 in service. Deputy Chief Sorenson, A/O Fassett, Commissioner Earle, and Chaplain Erickson each spoke during the event. CKFR is fortunate to serve this wonderful community and we thank all who joined us. It was a ceremony filled with old and new traditions and a chance for us to all come together.
A special thank you to the Professional Fire Fighters of Kitsap County Honor Guard and the Bremerton Fire Department

Garage Fire

CKFR responded to a residential structure fire in the 2900 block of NE Loyola Street, Bremerton. Upon arrival crews observed heavy fire coming from the garage of the two story, single family home. The fire was extinguished quickly and the County Fire Marshal was called. It was learned that neighbors had first noticed the fire coming from the eaves of the garage and alerted the family of five. The neighbors then used a garden hose to put water on the fire while 911 was called. All family members and three animals were out of the home safely before crews arrived. Bremerton Fire and Navy Region Northwest also responded with mutual aid. The fire was contained to the garage and the cause is currently under investigation. 

Large Brush Fire near Lost Highway

CKFR assisted Mason County Fire and DNR crews on a 25 acre brush fire in the area of Lost Highway. Windy conditions made extinguishing it difficult. There were no structures threatened.

Diaper Derby

5,543 diapers and 152 pull-ups! Thank you to all who donated to our Diaper Derby challenge against the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office. We loaded the diapers into Ladder 51 and the PIO Mobile and dropped them off at Eastside Baby Corner – West Sound. Suspiciously the Sheriff’s Office had not dropped off their diapers yet …. but it’s all in good fun and for a GREAT CAUSE!

Rescue Swimmer Training

On this beautiful last day of April, CKFR A-shift crews were at Island Lake Park practicing water rescue drills. CKFR Rescue Swimmers Alex McCracken and Connor Bitterman were successful in rescuing the “victims”. This great training was organized by Station 64 Lt. Owen Rhodes (also a Rescue Swimmer).