Ahead of warmer weather forecasted and longer days to enjoy the outdoor, please make sure your campfires are out before leaving them. If it's too hot to touch, it's too hot to leave! This time of year, weather conditions are always variable as spring turns into summer. Early spring, before plants fully green up, is a deceptively risky time for wildfires. Dead grass and last year’s leaf litter can dry out rapidly, providing the fuel that can allow fast-spreading brush fires to strike unexpectedly.
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.
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
What does the fire danger STATUS mean?
LOW: Fires are unlikely.
MODERATE: Fires are possible and pose risk.
HIGH: Fires are likely and can spread fast.
EXTREME: Fires can start and spread rapidly.
BURN BAN: When a burn ban is in effect, NO outdoor burning is allowed.