Michele Laboda

Santa pays a visit to a meeting of the North Kitsap Fire & Rescue Board of Commissioners in 2011. He’ll be back at the Paul T. Nichols headquarters fire station Dec. 17 for the station’s Holiday Open House.

Some tips on how to be safe during this holiday season | NKF&R

The holidays should be a time of celebration but, unfortunately, they are also a time of increased risk for fire — and the majority of these incidents start with cooking, candles or Christmas trees.

Santa pays a visit to a meeting of the North Kitsap Fire & Rescue Board of Commissioners in 2011. He’ll be back at the Paul T. Nichols headquarters fire station Dec. 17 for the station’s Holiday Open House.
Craig Barnard

NKF&R welcomes new firefighter/paramedic | North Kitsap Fire & Rescue

Help your neighbors, be a part of a top-notch team and learn valuable skills by joining your fire department’s volunteer program.

Craig Barnard
Recruits from NKF&R’s 2012 Volunteer-Intern Firefighting Academy reload fire hoses after a day of training on the drillground.

Lots of ways to become more fire safe this fall | NKF&R

BIG THANKS are in order for the 200-plus neighbors who attended this year’s 9/11 Community Breakfast and donated more than $1,600 to benefit the North Kitsap Schools Foundation.

Recruits from NKF&R’s 2012 Volunteer-Intern Firefighting Academy reload fire hoses after a day of training on the drillground.

Donations at 9/11 breakfast will benefit local schools | North Kitsap Fire & Rescue

As of this writing, a stretch of hot August weather inspired the Kitsap County Fire Marshal to impose an outdoor burning ban on Aug. 16.

Lead the parade; play it safe in July festivities | North Kitsap Fire & Rescue

On behalf of everyone at North Kitsap Fire & Rescue as well as Bill’s family, we thank the community for their support following the loss of Firefighter/Paramedic Bill Jerrell. Bill passed away June 6. Although we continue to grieve his loss, we are very comforted by your condolences and sympathy.

One of last year’s raffle winners

Opportunities and safety concerns as summer nears | North Kitsap Fire & Rescue

Wanna be a firefighter? North Kitsap Fire & Rescue is accepting applications from those interested in joining the well-regarded volunteer-intern program.

One of last year’s raffle winners

Practice fire safety outdoors and inside | North Kitsap Fire & Rescue

Wildfire can happen here though it’s a common misconception that it can’t — and, certainly, not this early.

Preparing for little disruptions and large disasters | NKF&R

We know that a large number of people were terribly inconvenienced by the extended closure of Hansville Road during an entire evening Feb. 8.

Local fire districts seek cost savings | North Kitsap Fire & Rescue

North Kitsap Fire & Rescue wrapped up 2011 with a total of 2,355 emergency responses. That number is down about 5 percent from 2010 (2,480 responses).

Some tips to keep your family fire-safe | North Kitsap Fire & Rescue

We wish you a holiday season that is full of light, laughter and love. In that spirit, we offer the following safety tips to help you ensure that your family’s holiday isn’t marred by tragedy.

Cub Scout 4555 presents a flag during the 9/11 commemoration at North Kitsap Fire & Rescue’s headquarters station. Below

Follow these tips to keep your home fire-safe | North Kitsap Fire & Rescue

“Protect Your Family from Fire” is the theme of this year’s National Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 9–15. What’s the best way to protect your family from fire? Be ahead of the game, of course.

Cub Scout 4555 presents a flag during the 9/11 commemoration at North Kitsap Fire & Rescue’s headquarters station. Below

Remember the victims of Sept. 11, 2001 | North Kitsap Fire & Rescue

Join us in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks at a community breakfast on Sept. 11 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Paul T. Nichol headquarters fire station (26642 Miller Bay Road NE, near Kingston).

NKF&R raffling a ride in the Kingston Fourth parade | NKF&R | June

We’re doing our part to support Kingston’s Fourth of July celebration by selling raffle tickets for two grand prizes: a deluxe parade package and one… Continue reading

Helmets don’t guard against scraped shins

New ‘citations’ reward safe behavior | NKF&R | May

Join us on the opening day of the Kingston Farmers Market where we’ll be helping families to prepare for a safe summer by offering low-cost… Continue reading

Helmets don’t guard against scraped shins
Contributed photo Several NKF&R employees are part of a regional technical rescue team that trains together regularly.

A big quake will happen here | North Kitsap Fire & Rescue | April

Watching the devastation in Japan, we're reminded that our part of the world is equally vulnerable to earthquake and tsunami of catastrophic proportion.And, once again,… Continue reading

Contributed photo Several NKF&R employees are part of a regional technical rescue team that trains together regularly.

Fire districts studying cooperation | NKF&R | March

After an extensive interview process, the fire Commissioners for Poulsbo Fire Department and North KitsapFire & Rescue have selected Emergency Services Consulting International to conduct… Continue reading

NKF&R honor recruits | NKF&R | June

Here’s what is coming up at North Kitsap Fire and Rescue:Life Jacket Loaners at Buck LakeDespite the fact that our entire stock of loaner life… Continue reading

NKF&R calls were up in 2009 | North Kitsap Fire and Rescue | March

The total number of calls for 2009 to North Kitsap Fire & Rescue showed a slight increase over the total for 2008.Fire and Rescue crews… Continue reading

Burn rule changes coming in 2010 | North Kitsap Fire and Rescue | January

The new year will bring several changes to the rules governing outdoor burning.The county’s fire agencies have collaborated to create a streamlined universal burning permit… Continue reading

Diligent staff keep NKF&R efficient | NKF&R | December

It takes more than firefighters to provide you with reliable and effective emergency response.Behind the scenes at North Kitsap Fire & Rescue, dedicated personnel provide… Continue reading