Wildfire Preparedness and Mitigation

During the wildfire season, Fire Department and City officials encourage all residents to be prepared. Should it be necessary, emergency notifications including wildfire response and evacuation orders will delivered to the public by text or email messaging via Nixle. To register for Nixle alerts text 98110 to 888777 or visit the Nixle website at www.nixle.com. During a wildfire on Bainbridge Island, community members may be told to “prepare to evacuate” or be provided with “voluntary evacuation” or “mandatory evacuation” orders. For additional information on prevention, preparedness, and mitigation, please click on the links below:


2022 Update:  Bainbridge Island Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP)

2010 CWPP

Wildfire Mitigation and Prevention - Steps you can take

Wildfire Response and Evacuation Plan

Wildfire Home Hazard Assessment checklist

Understanding Effective Wildfire Protection

4/25/2019 BCB Podcast: The Voices of Bainbridge Island, "BIFD Shares Wildfire Prevention Tips"

Can I cut trees on my property to mitigate the fire risk to my home and property?  Learn what you can do:  City of Bainbridge Island (COBI) Tree Regulations