Santa Claus is coming to town, but he’s mapped out a new and shorter route. A holiday tradition since 1995, the volunteers at South Whidbey Fire/EMS will be visiting South Whidbey communities on three evenings December 11, 13 and 15. Listen for the music and sirens and see Santa’s sleigh in these neighborhoods starting at 6 p.m. each night. The times for stops at the grocery store parking lots…
South Whidbey Fire/EMS and Central Whidbey Island Fire and Rescue welcomed a total of six new volunteer firefighters at a special graduation event on November 18 in Freeland. The event recognized the graduates who recently completed a combined fire academy.
National Fire Prevention week is Sunday, October, 8 – Saturday, October 14. This year’s theme is “Every Second Counts, Plan 2 Ways Out.” Team members of South Whidbey Fire/EMS will be visiting the schools, as well as reaching out to the local community.
The Burn Ban will be lifted effective Sunday, October 1st at 8:00am. Please click for the complete announcement from Sheriff Mark Brown.
Effectively immediately, I am reducing the Burn Ban Restriction in Island County from Type II to Type I.
TOTAL BURN BAN IN EFFECT
Island County Burn Ban goes into effect at 12:00 PM, July 7, 2017. Outdoor burning will be restricted.
South Whidbey Fire/EMS is issuing Limited Tax General Obligation Bonds to pay the costs of constructing and equipping a new replacement fire station on its Bayview property. As part of the process, the district’s staff presented information to the national rating agency of S&P Global Ratings.
South Whidbey Fire/EMS honored volunteer fire fighters and Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) at its annual awards dinner on Saturday, March 18 at Useless Bay Golf and Country Club. The event opened with a dramatic presentation of the colors accompanied on bagpipes played by Central Whidbey Fire Captain Jerry Helm.
The professional men and women of South Whidbey Fire/EMS include a combination of both paid and volunteer members. Two of our volunteers talk about how they handle the job. Do you have what it takes to join our team?
Volunteer firefighter and Fire Prevention Officer Jerry Beck recently announced his plan to retire from South Whidbey Fire/EMS to devote more time to his business and family. In a heartfelt goodbye to the department, he noted he considers everyone at South Whidbey Fire/EMS to be a part of his family. Always a very active member, his contribution will have a lasting impact on the department.