Fire Chief’s Message



As you drive past the stations you will see our new fire danger status boards.  Please familiarize yourself with the danger levels and help keep our community safe from wildfire by heading all fire danger warnings and burn ban announcements. You can learn about the different fire danger levels here


During this unprecedented and challenging time, your Bainbridge Island Fire Department remains committed to our community in providing outstanding services to you in an emergency and more.  We are proud to be in partnership with Bainbridge Prepares, the City of Bainbridge Island, Bainbridge Community Pharmacy, and the Bainbridge Island School District in delivering the Coronavirus vaccine to our community members and beyond.  Thanks to all of you who have taken advantage of the opportunity to protect yourselves, your family, and our community.

In order to provide for your continued safety, the safety of our emergency responders, and to prevent the spreading of the virus, our 1st responders are still wearing a mask, gloves, and eye protection on all emergency medical responses. Our Department continues to be guided by the CDC, the Kitsap Public Health District, and Governor Inslee’s Healthy Washington - Roadmap to Recovery plan.  Although our Fire Stations remain closed to the public at this time, your Bainbridge Island Fire Department is here for you!  As always, if you have an emergency, do not hesitate to call 9-1-1.  For all other business, contact us here.

As you tackle your spring cleaning chores, consider including the removal of excess vegetation, debris, and other combustibles from around your residence and property.  Wildfire season is just around the corner!  Visit the Wildfire Preparedness and Mitigation section of our website to learn more about safeguarding your home and property.

Please continue to be vigilant in wearing a mask, washing your hands frequently, and social distancing as we continue to navigate this pandemic.

Stay safe,

Hank Teran, Fire Chief

Hank Teran, Fire Chief

Photo courtesy of Steve Baer,