To limit the spread of COVID-19, all stations are closed for non-emergent activities. Until further notice, we will not be scheduling any ride-alongs, station tours, community room use, or any other community risk reduction classes and events. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause as we continue to work to provide for the safety of all of you and our responders during this public health emergency. Please check back regularly for updates.
Understanding outdoor burning regulations and burn ban restrictions in our community can be confusing. Here is everything you need to know
Many of our citizens live in heavily forested areas of Bainbridge Island. Dry summer weather and lack of rainfall brings danger from wildfire to those homes that are in close proximity to trees, brush or hillsides. Evaluate the risk of losing your home to wildfire before it strikes, and take appropriate steps to protect your home and family. LEARN MORE
The next regularly scheduled meeting will be on Wednesday, October 6, 2021, beginning at 6:30 pm. Please note: COVID-19 screening and masks are required for ALL meeting attendees due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Members of the public who wish to listen to the meeting may do so by clicking the link: https://tinyurl.com/BIFDBOC10062021
What does this fire danger STATUS mean?
MODERATE: When the fire danger is "moderate" it means that fires can start from most accidental causes, but the number of fire starts is usually pretty low. If a fire does start in open, dry grassland, it will burn and spread quickly on windy days. Most wood fires will spread slowly to moderately. Average fire intensity will be moderate except in heavy concentrations of fuel, which may burn hot. Fires are still not likely to become serious and are often easy to control.