VashonBePrepared Weekly Newsletter

Friday, December 1, 2023(web link | newsletter version

  • Take the Emergency Alert Team Test
  • Ham Radio Activation Drill
  • Second Chance: VIFR Volunteer Recruiting Event
  • Reminder: Youth Cardio Screening
  • Vashon COVID Risk Level: Basic
  • Tomen el Exámen para el Equipo de Alertas de Emergencia
  • Equipo de Activación de Radio Aficionados
  • Segunda Oportunidad: Evento para Reclutar Voluntarios en VIFR
  • Recordatorio: Chequeo Cardíaco Juvenil
  • Nivel de Riesgo para COVID: Básico

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Latest Updates

By John Cornelison on 6/6/2023 8:46 AM
King County Fires, has lots of info, and I came across their Data Visualization page, and found their summary of fire reporting for the state of Washington was interesting:

131,646 fires in Washington State were reported to the National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) between 2015 & 2019, over 26 thousand fires a year, or some 72/day. 32,566 were from King County, or 6.5K/year: almost 18/day. WA Fires 2015-2019 by Type

By John Cornelison on 5/31/2023 8:53 PM
Effective Thursday June 1st at 0800hrs the King County Fire Chief’s Association, King County Fire Marshals Association and the King County Fire Marshal are implementing a STAGE 1 (burn restrictions) Ban.  This ban specifically relates to yard debris/residential burning.

In response to the increased Fuel Energy Release Rates (ERC), decreased 100-hour fuel moisture content (F100), and anticipated warmer weather conditions the King County Fire Chiefs and the King County Fire Marshals, collectively are implementing a STAGE 1 Burn Ban (burn restrictions).  Recreational Fires, Gas/propane appliances, including grills, pellet smokers and charcoal grills are still permitted.

The King County Fire Chiefs, Fire Marshals and local jurisdictions encourage all residents to burn according to their local jurisdictions requirements and maintain a fire safe environment.  If you have any questions, please contact your local Fire Department.

Approved Recreational Burn Requirements: *note some jurisdictions...
By John Cornelison on 5/24/2023 10:30 AM
Are you Wildfire Ready? JwildfireClassoin VIFR this evening from 6:00 - 8:00 pm at Farcy training center for a wildfire preparedness class. The class will be taught by Mike Lasecki from King Conservation District. Mike will cover the following topics;

· Wildfire behavior and risk in Western Washington State

· How to identify and understand wildfire risk on Vashon Island and on your property

· How to mitigate wildfire risk on your property and in your neighborhood

· Free services and financial support available from King Conservation District and WA DNR to help residents mitigate their wildfire risk

Visit the following link to register for the class:

By John Cornelison on 3/27/2023 7:22 PM

cprVashon Island Fire and Rescues offers Friends and Family CPR classes to community members who would like to learn or brush up on basic skills to save a life with CPR.

Classes will be held at the VIFR Training Center, 10011 SW Bank Road, Vashon.

To download a PDF brochure, click here.

This is not a certification class. Current dates are April 24th, June 5th or July 24th, all 6 – 8 PM.

To register, please visit: