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Refer to the Yellow Pages under "fire extinguishers" there are several local companies who can help you with this. For more information, please call the Fire Department at 360-293-1925.
The Anacortes Fire Department maintains a career staff of 23 firefighters at the ranks of Firefighter, Lieutenant, and Chief Officer. The majority are also certified as Paramedics. There are a few EMT positions in the department. All applications and initial testing for full time positions are done through Public Safety Testing. Applications for Volunteer Firefighter positions are taken at the main fire station at 1016 13th Street. The Fire Department usually has openings for volunteers, and testing is done several times a year, depending on the need. For more information, please call the Fire Department at 360-293-1925.
Several service providers offer Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) service to their customers. This service is attractive to people because they can now have voice service using their Internet Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) connection, and no longer need a dedicated telephone line to make phone calls. They also are provided with long distance service at no charge. Check with your service provider to determine if they have a correct address for you, and whether you will be connected to the correct Dispatch Center. For more information, please call the Fire Department at 360-293-1925.
Dial 911 to report a fire. If the phone system is down, report fires at the nearest fire station. The Headquarters Station is at 1016 13th Street; the Norman Brown Station is at 5209 Sunset Avenue; and Station 3, which is only staffed between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., is at 9029 Molly Lane, Suite A. For more information, please call the Fire Department at 360-293-1925.
An Ordinance passed effective January 1, 2005, prohibits the use of all fireworks within the city limits except for approved, licensed public displays. Here is the link for to the new ordinance. For more information, please call the Fire Department at 360-293-1925.
Unexploded fireworks should be brought to the Anacortes Police Department. Expired flares may be disposed of at the Skagit County Solid Waste Transfer Station at 14104 Ovenell Road, Skagit County Locations of Disposal Options. Skagit County Locations of Disposal Options has information on what they accept as well as hours of operation.
For more information, please call the Fire Department at 360-293-1925.
Within the City of Anacortes, you may burn only recreational fires using firewood, and you will need a permit issued by the Fire Department. Firewood is defined as natural vegetation no less than two inches in diameter. The fire needs to be contained in an open fire pit or approved wood burning BBQ no more than two by three feet (2 fee by 3 feet). Permits issued are valid for the entire year they are issued in, but are subject to suspension during burn bans. Burn permits must be obtained in person during regular business hours at the main fire station. There is no charge for burn permits. For more information, please call the Fire Department at 360-293-1925.
For BBQs used to burn firewood, they must be approved for that purpose and you must have a recreational burn permit. For other open flame BBQs, if you live in a multi-family building of three or more attached units, you may use them on decks or balconies only if there is an overhead sprinkler present. For other type residences, open flame BBQs must be at least 15 feet from any structure, and should never be used on wooden decks or porches. For regulations on the use of BBQs in the marine environment, see the link to the burn regulations on our public safety page. For more information, please call the Fire Department at 360-293-1925.
There is a program available through Skagit County Emergency Medical Services for this. To have your child seat checked for safety, you may make an appointment. Call Bill Craig, 360-428-3236, or email Bill Craig. They are located at 2911 East College Way, at the county 911 center. This agency also has a program for low-income families to acquire car seats at no cost, and bike helmets for low cost.
The fire department conducts an injury prevention program to provide bicycle helmets free of charge to children. The intent is to provide helmets to those who could not normally afford them. Children need to be accompanied by an adult, and should go to the Headquarters Fire Station at 1016 13th Street during regular business hours. Depending on available supply, they will be properly fitted by one of the firefighter/paramedics. For more information on bike helmet safety, visit Helmets.org. For more information, please call the Fire Department at 360-293-1925.