Join first responders from across Kitsap County for safety information, live demonstrations and touch-a-truck event June 3 from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds.
The free event includes activities for all ages.
Reading with firefighters
NKF&R firefighters will visit the Kitsap Regional Library’s Kingston branch at Village Green June 5 from 10:30-11:15 a.m. The crew will read some of their favorite books and show off their firefighting gear and fire engine.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, preventable injuries harm more children than all other causes combined.
Kitsap Regional Library and NKF&R are working to improve the safety of our community’s children through summer reading and other engaging activities in the Summer Safety Scavenger Hunt.
The fun kicks off June 29 and continues until we celebrate the end of the hunt with a party at the fire station Aug. 31. Though geared toward elementary school students, the hunt is open to everyone. Get details at www.nkfr.org/summer-safety-scavenger-hunt/.
Chat with the chief
Tune in on Facebook Live and Zoom June 20 at 7 p.m. to see fire chief Rick LaGrandeur in conversation with local businessman and former journalist Clint Boxman. They’ll be talking about the chief’s first few months in the top spot and his vision for the future.
Request the Zoom link and submit questions in advance by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or drop them into the chat during the broadcast; we’ll answer as many as we can on-air and follow up later with the rest.
LaGrandeur welcomes your input at any time. Contact him at 360-297-3619 or email email@example.com.
Fourth of July
NKF&R’s firefighters, staff, volunteers and commissioners have pulled together $1,000 from their own pockets to support Kingston’s Fourth of July celebration.
We’re hoping you’ll join us with a contribution of your own; to learn more about events or to give, go to www.kingston4thofjuly.org
Wildland fire danger
It’s too early to accurately predict the level of fire danger we’re likely to experience this summer, but there have been indications that it might be significant. The mid-May heatwave contributed to several wildland fires around the region that were larger than we usually see this early in the season, and forecasters are saying that we may see warmer-than-normal temperatures this summer.
Now’s the time to prepare, and we’ve got resources to help you take steps to make your home and property more resilient to wildfire. Go to www.nkfr.org/wildland-fire-preparedness/ for more information. As many as 85% of wildland fires are human-caused so prevent fires from breaking out by limiting ignition sources such as outdoor burns, improperly discarded cigarettes and fireworks.
We’ve seen an uptick in the number of folks coming to our stations to report emergencies. While we’re always happy to have visitors, the safest and fastest way to get help is by calling 911.