Fire Chief’s Message

During this challenging and stressful time, your Bainbridge Island Fire Department remains committed to our community to provide outstanding services to you in an emergency.

In order to provide for your safety and the safety of our emergency responders, we are taking precautions of wearing a mask, gloves and eye protection on all emergency medical responses. This precaution minimizes the risk of exposure to you and to our emergency responders. Our Department continues to be guided by the CDC and the Kitsap Public Health District regarding best practices for protecting our members and preventing the spread of the virus.

Kitsap County has established an information line to address questions and concerns raised by the Novel Coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) and that phone number is 2-1-1. This resource is designed to supplement the commonly asked questions and answers about COVID-19 already posted on the Kitsap Public Health District’s website:

These calls will go to the local 211 Call Center in Bremerton. The phone lines are currently staffed daily from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., and is designed to help the public navigate the difficult challenges this outbreak has produced. It cannot provide guidance for those wanting to be tested for the virus or in need of medical care. The Kitsap Public Health District encourages people who feel they should be evaluated for COVID-19, to contact their primary care physician.

As a reminder, DO NOT call 9-1-1 with questions about COVID-19. This vital resource is only for life-threatening emergencies and enables our first responders to provide critical and timely life-saving responses.

Once again, your Bainbridge Island Fire Department is here for you and reminds everyone to “Stay Home, Stay Healthy”. 

Hank Teran, Fire Chief

Hank Teran, Fire Chief

Photo courtesy of Steve Baer,