March 24, 2020
The COVID-19 situation continues to evolve. We are doing all we can to protect the safety of our responders as well as the community we serve. Toward that goal, we’re taking several unprecedented steps.
We continue to respond to emergencies as we always have. If you have an emergency, we want you to call 9-1-1 to get us there with the right equipment as quickly as possible. In some cases, you might see our crews wearing additional personal protective equipment. This doesn’t mean that the person we’re treating is infectious but, rather, that we are exercising precautions to protect both our personnel and our patients.
Though it’s always been our practice and our pleasure to spend time out in the public, the apparent speed and ease of COVID-19 transmission have forced us to suspend most of our non-emergency interactions. Until further notice, our fire stations will be closed to the public and we will not be participating in public events.
Until we’re able to return to normal practices and welcome you into our stations again, feel free call us at (360)297-3619. In the meantime, you can write your own outdoor burning permits and provide us with additional information about your home and family to help us better help you in the event of an emergency by signing up for Community Connect. See our homepage for a link or call us for step-by-step directions.
Finally, if you’re looking for up-to-date information on COVID-19, we strongly recommend depending upon reliable sources.
- Help First Responders Stay Prepared During This Health Crisis
- Kitsap County Emergency Operations Center COVID-19 Resource Page
- Kitsap County Government Services Online and By Phone
- Kitsap Public Health District Novel Coronavirus Page
- Washington State Hotline: Dial 1(800)525-0127
- Washington State Coronavirus Response Page
- U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- World Health Organization
We hope that you’re doing your part to slow the spread of this disease. Thank you for understanding the steps we’re taking to protect us all.
Be safe and healthy!