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Outdoor Burn Ban Begins Thursday

posted Jul 29, 2020, 2:02 PM by Ramona Wheeler   [ updated Jul 29, 2020, 2:07 PM ]

Pierce County Fire Marshal, in partnership with the Pierce County Fire Chiefs’ Association, has declared a county-wide burn ban, beginning July 30, 2020.

 

EFFECTIVE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

 

Due to current and predicted dry weather conditions, this burn ban applies to all yard debris outdoor burning and will remain in effective until further notice.

 

The current burn ban does not apply to small recreational fires in established fire pits at approved campgrounds or private property with the owner’s permission. The use of gas and propane self-contained stoves and barbecues are allowed under the ban.

 

ALL Recreational Fires must:

  1. Be built in a metal or concrete fire pit, such as those typically found in designated campgrounds and cannot be used as debris disposal;
  2. Grow no larger than three feet in diameter;
  3. Be located in a clear spot: 
    • free from any vegetation for at least 10 feet in a horizontal direction, 
    • including at least 25 feet away from any structure, and 
    • allow 20-foot vertical clearance from overhanging branches;
  4. Be attended at all times by an alert individual and equipment capable of extinguishing the fire, such as hand tools and a charged garden hose, or not less than two five-gallon buckets of water; and,
  5. No burning when winds exceed 5 MPH.

If you do not have a Residential/Recreational Burn Permit, you can obtain one from  Anderson Island Fire/Rescue, at 12207 Lake Josephine Blvd, in the kiosk box at the front of the fire station.

 

Questions? Please call Pierce County at Burn Ban Hotline (253) 798-7278 or refer to the County's Fire Prevention Bureau website for for details:  www.piercecountywa.gov/fpb


Your safety is our priority. Thank you for your cooperation.




Board Mtgs Held Via Remote Attendance

posted May 4, 2020, 1:33 PM by Ramona Wheeler   [ updated May 4, 2020, 1:34 PM ]

Notice is hereby given: 

Regularly scheduled Board Meetings of Pierce County Fire Protection District No. 27 will be held remotely until further notice, in compliance with the Governor’s Proclamation.

The Board invites the public to observe these open meetings via the Zoom web portal, Zoom desktop client, or Zoom mobile app. For information on how to access an upcoming meeting, please contact the fire station during business hours at 253-884-4040.

Board Mtg Date Change [expired]

posted Nov 30, 2019, 8:21 PM by Ramona Wheeler   [ updated Dec 2, 2019, 5:05 PM ]

The Board of Fire Commissioners Meeting was held on Monday, Dec 2 @ 3:00 p.m., at 12207 Lake Josephine Blvd., Anderson Island, Washington. This is one day earlier than the regular schedule, and appropriate notice was provided more than 24-hours in advance.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
PIERCE COUNTY FIRE DISTRICT 27
ANDERSON ISLAND

Please note that regularly scheduled Board of Fire Commissioners meetings are typically held on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 3:00 p.m., in the fire station for Anderson Island Fire/Rescue.



Special Meeting Notice [expired]

posted Nov 10, 2019, 7:17 PM by Ramona Wheeler   [ updated Nov 22, 2019, 11:41 AM ]

The Board of Fire Commissioners of Anderson Island Fire/Rescue held a Special Budget Meeting on Wednesday, November 13, 2019, at 10:00 AM, for the purpose of conducting a 2020 budget review, at 12207 Lake Josephine Blvd., Anderson Island, Washington.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
PIERCE COUNTY FIRE DISTRICT 27
ANDERSON ISLAND

Please note that regularly scheduled Board of Fire Commissioners meetings are typically held on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 3:00 p.m., in the fire station for Anderson Island Fire/Rescue.



Volunteer Firefighter Recognition Banquet

posted Oct 29, 2019, 3:44 PM by Ramona Wheeler   [ updated Dec 27, 2019, 11:19 AM ]

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Annual Banquet to recognize Volunteer Island Firefighters! Here's to an even better year for our team in 2020!

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You are cordially invited! Please join us in a celebration to thank Volunteer Firefighters and EMTs for their dedicated efforts to serve our community.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at the Johnson Farm Archival Building

Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Cost: $25 per person
RSVP: 253-884-4040

Volunteer Firefighter Recognition Banquet

Come to the banquet at the Johnson Farm Archival Building and sit with our team! Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. and wards will be presented during the evening. Delicious catered dinner includes carved Baron of Beef and tender Chicken Marsala, served with scrumptious desserts.

Seating is limited. so please call to reserve your place at our celebration today!

Each year our volunteer firefighters are recognized by the Board of Fire Commissioners for the service, effort, and dedication they provide to our community. Awards are annually presented to one firefighter, one EMT, and one Rookie, which signify exemplary service and extraordinary effort above and beyond the calling of volunteer. We look forward to seeing you at the banquet. 


CPR & First Aid Class - Saturday, Jan 4

posted Oct 6, 2019, 4:25 PM by Ramona Wheeler   [ updated Oct 25, 2019, 9:44 AM ]

Start the New Year right and become certified in CPR. Join us and learn how to save a life with an AED, as well as basic first aid. The public is invited!  Call to register: 253-884-4040.

Date: January 4, 2020
Time: 8:00 a.m. to Noon
Cost: CPR card = $4.50; CPR safety mask and carrying case = $7.50
Location: Fire Station @ 12207 Lake Josephine Blvd

Questions? Please call the fire station during regular weekday business hours at 253-884-4040Adults and teens welcomed. 



Health & Safety Fair

posted Oct 1, 2019, 8:09 PM by Ramona Wheeler   [ updated Oct 6, 2019, 4:14 PM ]

Thanks to all who attended this fun family event! We had a terrific island-style turnout, and everyone went home with lots of great info. Congrats to Sean Griffin, who won the Emergency Gadgets Basket in raffle drawing! Watch for our next event in 2020.

The Blood Bank expressed gratitude to those who donated during the fair - your generous sacrifice will save lives this winter. 

FAIR HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDED:

  • Bucket List & Preparedness Tips - Demo presented by DEM
  • Airlift Northwest - Meet the team and get free give-away items
  • Health Ministry Nurses - Drop by for a free File of Life and blood pressure
  • Volunteer Island Patrol - Focused on community safety and security
  • Tanner Electric - Lighting the way to keep our island safe
  • Spot the Tot - Interactive vehicle experience from Safe Kids
  • Emergency response vehicles, and more!

Anderson Island Fire/Rescue | 12207 Lake Josephine Blvd



Burn Ban Has Been Lifted

posted Sep 12, 2019, 9:51 AM by Ramona Wheeler   [ updated Sep 25, 2019, 10:05 AM ]

In light of recent rains and the forecast of continued precipitation and moderate temperatures, the countywide fire safety burn ban for unincorporated Pierce County was lifted Sept 11, 2019.

Stay Safe When Burning Yard Debris
  1. Renew your Burn Permit to ensure that it is current;
  2. Review the Burn Permit agreement requirements for safe yard debris burning; and
  3. Follow all Puget Sound Clean Air Agency rules and regulations when burning yard debris.
If you do not have a Residential/Recreational Burn Permit, you can obtain one at Anderson Island Fire/Rescue, at 12207 Lake Josephine Blvd.
  
Questions? Contact the fire station during regular weekday business hours at 253-884-4040.


Notice (expired): Board Mtg Time Change

posted Aug 21, 2019, 8:42 AM by Ramona Wheeler   [ updated Sep 6, 2019, 10:13 AM ]

The Board of Fire Commissioners Meeting was held at an earlier time on Tuesday, Sept 3 @ 9:00 a.m., to allow District leadership to participate in a key afternoon review with Pierce County executives on the same date. 

The next Board Meeting is scheduled for the regular time on  Tuesday, Sept 17 @ 3:00 p.m. Fire Commissioners of Anderson Island Fire/Rescue invite citizen input at the regularly scheduled Board meetings.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
PIERCE COUNTY FIRE DISTRICT 27


Board Meeting Time Change to 9:00 AM for September 3, 2019

CPR Class in October

posted Jul 26, 2019, 9:25 AM by Ramona Wheeler   [ updated Aug 21, 2019, 8:46 AM ]

Join us! The public is invited to enroll in our Saturday, October 12 training session, which will be taught by certified CPR and First Aid instructors. Come to class and learn what to do to help save someone in an emergency. 

Date: October 12, 2019
Time: 8:00 a.m. to Noon
Cost: CPR card = $4.50; CPR safety mask and carrying case = $7.50
Location: Fire Station @ 12207 Lake Josephine Blvd

Class size is limited — call today and register: (253) 884-4040. 

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