Meet Our Members

There are many roles for volunteers
within South Kitsap Fire & Rescue.

A typical fire response, for example, will alert the volunteer suppression
firefighting members who schedule their lives in order to respond during one
week out of every three week period. Suppression volunteers (firefighters) are
the local heroes who have the drive to go through the training which allows them
to work side by side with the career firefighters of the Department on any fire

Also toned to respond to a fire are the support services. Primarily
associated to the Air unit and Tenders. The Air unit is designed to refill the
self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) bottles for the suppression personnel.
Volunteer tender operators are summoned to the call if the area is known to have
no or insufficient hydrant coverage.

Then there are those in the Chaplain program, providing personal assistance
to the individuals experiencing the tragedy. They provide personal support and
avenues for further assistance if needed.

Volunteer functions go beyond the scope of responding to fire and medical
emergencies though. Community volunteers are involved in prevention as well. The
Home Safety team is a prime example. They provide free home inspections and
smoke detectors to residents within SKFR‘s response area.

Over the years, the collection of these individuals have made up a group
known as the SKFR Volunteer Association and have expanded beyond the familiar
focus of supplementing career resources for the fire and medical needs of the
citizens. Still maintaining both call responses and participating in
District-organized activities such as “Give Burns the Boot” and the Safety Fair,
the association has expanded in its personal support of the community.

Volunteer Staffing & Stations & Apparatus

General Information

12  Stations

6  Staffed

6 Volunteer

117 Square Miles Population  72,046 Fire Class  #4

Number of Alarms (2014)

9,096  Total Events 6,157  EMS Calls 183  Fire Calls 240

Hazardous Conditions (no fire)

957  Good Intent Calls

1053  Service Calls

398  False Alarms & False Call

15  Severe Weather & Natural Disaster

66  Other Calls


1  Volunteer Lead Battalion Chief

1 Volunteer Battalion Chiefs

3  Volunteer Captains

3  Volunteer Lieutenants

21  Volunteer Firefighters

8 Intern Firefighters

27  Volunteer Support Personnel

Number of Apparatus

12  Engines

5  Medic Units

2  Brush Trucks

5  Aid Units

7  Tenders

1  Ladder Truck

1  Air Support Unit

2  Command Vehicle

1  MCI Unit

11  Staff Cars

11  Support Vehicles

3  Antique Engines

Our members help out when they can as they can and how ever they can.

As so together we all can make our community strong and united