North Kitsap Fire & Rescue upcoming events

North Kitsap Fire & Rescue upcoming events

News for June from NKF&R

Wanted: director of admin services

See our web site at www.nkfr.org for more details about this vital leadership-level position.

Disaster preparedness at the next level

Kitsap County Department of Emergency Management is offering a seven-week CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) training in Poulsbo this July and August. A CERT is a ready group of organized and trained volunteers who operate at the neighborhood level, and are prepared to be self-sustaining for an extended period of time following a large disaster. Prior training and/or experience are not required to participate in this valuable FREE course. Sign-up at kitsap dem.org/classes.aspx or call 360-307-5871.

Summer fire safety

Did you know that the most common cause of wildfire is humans? Except around the Fourth of July when fireworks are the leading cause, outdoor burn piles and campfires that get out of control are the most frequent culprits. This season, fire officials are bracing for what could be a very challenging wildfire season. If you think that this is a problem that’s isolated to the arid landscapes of Eastern Washington, you’re wrong; already in 2019, more than half of the state’s 200-plus reported wildfires have scorched areas west of the Cascades.

Help us keep you safe this summer by doing all you can to limit ignition sources. Get your outdoor burning done before it gets any drier, and follow the rules to do it as safely as possible. Leave fireworks to the professionals, and see a public show. Watch our web page, Facebook and Twitter accounts for burn ban information or call our automated phone line to check on the status. The recording will be updated as soon as there’s any change in conditions.

Think about what you’d do if you had to evacuate quickly. Make a list of the most important items that you’d want to take along. Prepare your home and its surroundings to be defensible in the event of wildfire.

For more information on these issues, see firewise.org or give us a call at 360-297-3619.

CPR and AED class

Learn the life-saving skills of CPR and AED-use at our quarterly class on Saturday, June 29, from 9 a.m. until noon. There is no charge for the class, but students needing proof of course completion must pay the cost of the cards ($25). Space is limited and reservations are required. Call 360-297-3619 to sign-up.

Retirement open house, reception for Lt. John Kleemann

Join us as we honor John Kleemann’s 36-year fire service career at an open house and reception at our headquarters fire station (26642 Miller Bay Road NE near Kingston) on Friday, May 31, from 3 to 6 p.m. A short presentation is planned for 4:30 p.m.

Get the facts

Our 2019 Fact Sheet, an annual overview of the district, is available at all of our staffed fire stations as well as online. The spring 2019 edition of The Pulse, a joint publication of NKF&R and our neighbors at Poulsbo Fire Department, landed in mailboxes during the third week of May. If you missed it, you can find it at nkfr.org.

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