Fire Commissioner Stepping Down

Ten years ago, as Dave Fergus began his tenure as a Fire Commissioner for Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue, his vision was for CKFR to be the Fire District that others looked up to and wanted to emulate.  As he stepped down from the Board on December 31, 2016, he said he feels good that the District is well on its way.

Fergus proudly cites the fact that CKFR has weathered the worst economic downturn since the great depression, worked through significant changes in senior labor and management positions, and has replaced the better part of its fleet – even adding a ladder truck. Following a hard hit to staffing levels, they’ve successfully been built back up.

“I couldn’t be more proud of CKFR,” Fergus said, “and having had the opportunity to contribute, albeit small, in some of these monumental accomplishments.”

Fond memories include taking part in Fire Ops 101, in which he had the opportunity to climb the 100’ ladder and search for a manikin in the smoke house.  Fergus also gives thanks to the CKFR volunteers who stood by during Friday night football games at Olympic HS as his son played, and to the crews that responded when his wife rolled her van and was stranded in a ditch consumed by blackberries. “Professional to a tee, calm and deliberate, CKFR’s first responders are the best. I want to give a heartfelt thanks to all of you for what you do every day, day in and day out.”

Central Kitsap Fire & Rescue thanks Fergus for his service and invites you to join us today as we recognize him with a special presentation at 4:00 pm, during our Board Meeting, at CKFR’s Administration Building, 5300 NW Newberry Hill Road.

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.

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.

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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.

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