The fight against blood cancers is close to our hearts; several in our own department and in the surrounding community have been struck by these diseases.  On March 10, a team of eight NKF&R firefighters will climb the 69-story tower in full bunker gear and breathing apparatus.  Not only will this be a physical challenge, it is also a fundraising challenge; all proceeds will support the work of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Washington.  

Public Practice Session

Sunday, February 3 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Kingston Albertsons
See firefighters don their gear and breathing apparatus and climb on a step-mill to train for the event. Talk with team members. Drop by with a donation.

Climb to the Tap

Friday, February 22 from 5 – 9 p.m.
Downpour Brewing
Off-duty team members will demonstrate their tower climb training regime on the step-mill. There will also be live music, refreshments and a raffle of gifts from local businesses.


73% of car seats are improperly installed or used; make sure your kids are riding as safely as possible

NKF&R’s certified child passenger safety technician checks child car seats for free on the second Saturday of every month, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The next local seat check will be on March 9 at the district’s headquarters fire station (26642 Miller Bay Rd NE, near Kingston).

Teaching use of AEDs in September 2013


Learn skills to help infants, children and adults

Thursday, April 25 from 6 – 9 p.m.
Kingston headquarters fire station

Saturday, June 29 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Kingston headquarters fire station

Monday, September 16 from 6 – 9 p.m.
Hansville-area location to be determined

Saturday, December 14 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Kingston headquarters fire station

There is no charge for the class but course completion cards cost $20 per student. Call (360)297-3619 to reserve a spot in an upcoming class.

Other CPR classes can be found at Poulsbo Fire Department, Bainbridge Island Fire Department, Central Kitsap Fire & Rescue or with an Internet search to locate the many private course providers working in Kitsap County.