Fire Chief’s Message

On behalf of the Bainbridge Island Fire Department, I would like to wish you a very Happy New Year! 2019 will be an exciting time for our community and your Fire Department. Fire Station 22, located at 7938 Bucklin Hill Rd, will open this Spring. The new Fire Station includes a number of improved safety features, and has been designed to anticipate the increased needs of our community, and for fire and emergency medical services for the next 50 years. A grand opening for new Fire Station 22 will be planned as we get closer to the completion date. The Department will be inviting the public to tour the new station and see the improvements firsthand. We encourage you to come and see your new Fire Station!

I am also pleased to present the 2019-2024 Strategic Plan. This is the second update to the original 2010-2019 Strategic Plan. Since the adoption of the original plan, the level of service to our community and the safety for our members has progressed tremendously. In 2019, all three fire stations on our Island will be staffed and the fire station replacement project will have been completed. The significant staffing goals and targeted improvements for service delivery in our community, as outlined in the original Strategic Plan, will have been achieved.

The Bainbridge Island Fire Department would like to thank our community for your continued support, without which, the replacement of our facilities and improved service delivery would not be possible. Please check our website for updated information on the grand opening of Fire Station 22.

Have a safe and Happy New Year!

Hank Teran, Fire Chief

Hank Teran, Fire Chief

Photo courtesy of Steve Baer,