Burn Ban in Kitsap County

Kitsap County Fire Marshal Announces Stage 1 Burn Ban in Kitsap County

A Stage 1 ban on outdoor burning goes into effect at 8 a.m. on Friday August 19 for all of unincorporated Kitsap County.  Stage 1 prohibitions will remain in place until the rains start this fall,”.  “The recent warm weather of the last two weeks has contributed to drying available fuels and weather trends indicate warm temperatures with low humidity for the immediate future,”

 

A stage 1 burning ban does not limit recreational fires in approved appliances and locations. Individual campgrounds and campsites may limit recreational fire. Campers are encouraged to contact the campground hosts for more information.

 

During a Stage 1 burn ban:

  • All non recreational outdoor burning is prohibited
  • No additional burning permits are issued
  • Existing permits are rescinded until the ban is lifted

To find out the current burn ban status call 1.800.323.BURN (2876). More information about burn bans is available at http://www.kitsapgov.com/dcd/fire/docs/fm-burnban.htm.

Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue Hires Six New Fire Fighters

Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue is proud to announce the addition of six new Fire

Fighter/EMTs.

The group has been attending orientation for the past week and last night they were
given their Oath of Office at the Board of Fire Commissioners meeting.
Four of the new hires will be attending the Washington State Fire Training Academy in
North Bend and will graduate at the end of July. The remaining two hires have
previously completed training and will start working on shift next week.
We’d like to thank the citizens of Central Kitsap for supporting the Maintenance and
Operations Levy this past November, making these new hires a possibility.
Once all six fire fighters are working on shift it will allow for increased staffing of career
fire fighters at the Chico fire station, Station 64, thus improving current response times.v

Pulsepoint in Kitsap

Learn CPR. Download the PulsePoint App. Help SAVE A LIFE!
CKFR offers FREE Heartsaver CPR classes every third Thursday of the month from 7-9 pm. Call 360-447-3550 to register.
To get the PulsePoint app, go to www.pulsepoint.org/download or simply search for PulsePoint in the Apple App Store or on Google Play.

Blue Address Signs

Department of Community Development now has blue address signs available for purchase. They will also be available for purchase at the Peninsula Home & Garden Expo.

For more information, click here

Kitsap’s 911 center to become independent agency

Kitsap County’s 911 dispatch system is set to become its own agency under a plan years in the making.

Read more here