Fire Chief’s Message

Greetings from the desk of the Fire Chief!  It's been a busy start to the new year for your Bainbridge Island Fire Department. We have recently completed proposed updates to the Bainbridge Island Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP).  The CWPP was originally created in 2010.  Since that time, public awareness of the threats of wildfire to the community has risen and many steps have been taken to improve preparedness, response, and mitigation if and when an incident occurs.  BIFD is seeking comments on the proposed document.  Please submit all comments in writing to .  The deadline for submissions is March 31, 2022. View the update HERE

Even though it doesn't seem that long ago we were trudging through the snow and we're still slogging through the rain, spring has sprung and summertime will be here before we know it.  This means wildfire season is just around the corner.  As you tackle your spring cleaning chores, consider including the removal of excess vegetation, debris, and other combustibles from around your residence and property. (Remember, burning of yard waste is prohibited on Bainbridge Island.  Learn about outdoor burning regulations HERE.)  Visit the Wildfire Preparedness and Mitigation section of our website to learn more about safeguarding your home and property from wildfires.  If you are interested in a voluntary wildfire risk assessment from the BIFD, email us at .

Finally, as we move closer to the wildfire season, please familiarize yourself with the fire danger status signs in front of each station.  Heeding all fire danger warnings and burn ban announcements will help keep our community safe.  Learn about fire danger levels HERE.

Thank you for your continued support as we navigated the safety of our crew and the greater community through COVID-19. We look forward to the brighter days ahead!

Hank Teran, Fire Chief

Hank Teran, Fire Chief

Photo courtesy of Steve Baer,