North Whidbey Fire & Rescue is calling for bids for one or more Tender/Pumpers. Specifications and instructions to bidders can be picked up at our administrative building: 770 NE Midway Blvd Suite 201, Oak Harbor, WA 98277, or here on our website. The forms are located under "Public Info>Public Forms" The following forms should be downloaded:
"Freightliner Chassis" "Instructions to Bidders Tender Pumper" "Tender Pumper Specifications" and "Addendum Number 1 Tender Pumper"
Please contact our office if you would like the forms E-Mailed: 360.675.1131.
North Whidbey Fire & Rescue is now accepting applications for the position of Battalion Chief. This will be a full time position with benefits. Applications will be accepted until Thursday, July 31st, 2014. All applicants should submit a cover letter, a resume and an application to the District Office at: 770 NE Midway Blvd. Suite 201, Oak Harbor, WA. A full job description as well as the application is available here on our website by clicking on "Public Info" at the top of the page and then "Public Forms." You will see "Battalion Chief Job Description" as well as "NWFR Employment Application."
North Whidbey Fire & Rescue is proud to offer CPR courses to the public. We offer the following courses:
First Aid only
"Friends & Family" CPR - a free 45 minute course that is not certifiable
BLS Healthcare Provider (minimum group of 5)
All courses are $25 excluding the Friends & Family course. These courses are held on the second Saturday of every month. Upon completion you will receive an American Heart Association card that is valid for 2 years. Please contact the District Office at 360-675-1131 to inquire about our classes or to sign up.
Read more: Public Education - CPR
From high seas to sunny days, the waters of Puget Sound can be both beautiful and dangerous. In case an emergency situation arises while you are afloat, North Whidbey Fire and Rescue's - Marine Search and Rescue Team is ready and willing to go the distance. The MSAR team is composed of several specialist firefighters that have gone through intensive training in performing rescue operations in and around the waters of Whidbey Island. With almost 30 miles of shoreline in our response area, the MSAR team's area of operations extends from just off the shores of Ft. Ebey, north around Deception Pass St. Park and back south to Oak Harbor and Penn Cove. Generous cooperation from NAS Whidbey Island and the Washington State Parks provide for launching Marine 25, a 2002 Northwind Extreme Rescue Boat from points closest to the location of an incident. Powered by twin Yamaha 115 outboard motors, Marine 25 can swiftly and safely ply the often tumultuous waters of Puget Sound. NWFR's MSAR Team is also proud to partner with the Island County Sheriff's Office in the cross training of several crewmen to operate the ICSO unit Victor 70 for search and rescue operations.
Do you have what it takes to be a firefighter?
Read more: Volunteer Firefighter Information