Hypertension is another name for high blood pressure. It can lead to severe health complications and increase the risk of heart disease, stroke, and sometimes death. The Bremerton Fire Department is happy to provide free blood pressure checks at all of its fire stations. Please keep in mind that firefighters may not always be available in the stations to provide this service, but if our crews are present, it will be our honor to give you a blood pressure check.
If you are experiencing chest pain, shortness of breath, or any other symptoms of a serious medical emergency, please call 9-1-1 instead of coming to the fire station. For more information on hypertension and great tips on controlling your blood pressure, visit the American Heart Association website (https://www.heart.org/en/health-topics/high-blood-pressure).
Do you have a cat stuck in a tree?
Call the professionals to assist:
Eagle Wings Tree and Lawn - Dale Traweek
360-471-3326 or cell 360-516-8041
Canopy Cat Rescue
877-721-6369 option 2
Katy Bigelow @ 206-351-1375
Where can I get a child car seat check?
For more information, please see the CPR/First Aid Classes tab on the Emergency Medical Services webpage.
To request the Bremerton Fire Department to participate in a community event, please call (360) 473-5380, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. It is highly recommended that requests be submitted at least two (2) weeks in advance from the date of the event. A request for involvement does not guarantee our availability and participation.
Vendors wishing to sell/distribute fireworks in the City of Bremerton must apply for a permit online at https://ci-bremerton-wa.smartgovcommunity.com/Public/Home.
If you are applying for and setting up a FIREWORK STAND, select Firework Stand.
If you are applying for and setting up a TENT (in excess of 400 sqft), you must apply for a Firework Stand AND a Tent Permit.
Per Chapter 9.48 of the BMC, ‘No permit applications shall be processed before the first day of May or accepted after the first day of June of the year of sale’. Associated fees are accepted through the online permit application process, or may be mailed directly to the Fire Marshal’s Office at 911 Park Ave. Bremerton, WA 98337.
Documentation to include with the Fire Stand/Tent permit are as follows;
Applications will be reviewed by the Fire Marshal’s Office the first week in June, with site inspections beginning at 9am June 28. All sites must be erected, including signage and barrier tape, fully stocked of merchandise and staffed at time of inspection.
The City of Bremerton operates off the Bremerton Municipal Code (BMC), the Washington State Legislature RCW Title 70, Chapter 70.77, and the International Fire Code Chapters 31 & 105.
In addition to the City of Bremerton rules and regulations, vendors must adhere to the rules and regulations set forth by the Washington State Fire Marshal Office and Washington State Patrol: https://www.wsp.wa.gov/fireworks/.
If you have additional questions, contact Bremerton Fire Department directly at 360-473-5380.
Medications are not accepted at the Bremerton Fire Department, however to find the nearest disposal site visit: https://med-project.org/locations/kitsap-county/convenient-locations/.
The entire City of Bremerton jurisdiction is considered an Urban Growth Area, which is also known as a “No Burn Zone” and does not allow open burning at any time.
Click here to download the Outdoor Burning FAQs (PDF).
What is “Open burning”?
Open burning is clearing of land, yard waste (leaves/branches), bonfires, or anything that does not fall under a “recreational fire”.
What is a “Recreational Fire”?
Recreational fires are held in designated fire pits, not to exceed 3ft. in diameter. Recreational fires are defined as burning dry, cord firewood or charcoal. No burning of yard waste, leaves/branches, debris/garbage, scrap wood (pallets/lumber), or particleboard is allowed.
Recreational campfire pits may not exceed 3 feet in diameter, flames may not exceed two feet high, pits shall be located in a cleared area at a minimum of 15 feet from any combustibles; including building, fence, cars, etc. Fires must be occupied until extinguished and always have an extinguishing method readily accessible.
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Due to our EMS reports containing Private Health Information (PHI), our records are protected under HIPAA and may require a Medical Release Authorization form. Additionally, our records may be subject to fees, as noted on our rates & fees schedule (page 26).
The PulsePoint mobile app alerts CPR-trained bystanders to someone nearby having a sudden cardiac arrest that may require CPR.
The app is activated by the local public safety communications center simultaneous with the dispatch of local fire and EMS resources.
The purpose of the app is to increase the survival rates of cardiac arrest victims by:
The app is only activated if the event is occurring in a public place (the app is not activated for residential addresses).
In addition to the life-saving CPR/AED functionality, the app provides a virtual window into fire and EMS activity in the community, offering a unique opportunity for civic engagement and transparency.
Since the app requires a connection to the local public safety communications center, it is only available where adopted and implemented by the local Fire/EMS agency.
Development and support for the application is provided by the PulsePoint Foundation, a nonprofit organization established to guide, enhance and expand the reach of the app.
The Bremerton Fire Department allows citizens of the community with legitimate business interest and relationship to the Department, to experience emergency medical services and fire service functions first hand.
The Department’s Ride-Along program may not be feasible for everyone. Riders must be sixteen (16) years of age and older to participate, and have the physical ability to rapidly mount and dismount apparatus to prevent delays in emergency response.
To request a ride-along with the Bremerton Fire Department personnel, applicants may call, email or come into the Headquarters Fire Station 1, 911 Park Ave., Bremerton; 360-473-5380.
The Bremerton Fire Department does not accept sharps, fire extinguishers, or hazardous waste for disposal.
Visit Kitsap County’s website for information and locations for proper disposal: http://recycle.kitsapgov.com/Pages/Home.aspx.
The Bremerton Fire Department is happy to accommodate educational station tours for organized groups within the City of Bremerton. Children must be at least four (4) years old, groups are not to exceed 20 children, and must provide a 1:5 ration of child to adult chaperone.
Station tours are to be educational and provide children with information on how and when to dial 9-1-1, about emergency exits in their homes, and attempt to remove fear of firefighters in their bunker gear. At the time of the request, groups will receive an EDITH handout to be completed by each child prior to their tour.
Station tour requests must be submitted at least two (2) weeks in advance from the preferred tour date. Station tours are scheduled Monday through Friday between 9:00am and 3:00pm, with no tours scheduled between 12:00-1:00pm. All station tours will be scheduled at Station 1, unless unusual circumstances are presented. Tours are limited to one hour, while participating crews member are still in service with the possibility of getting called away.
To schedule a tour, call 360-473-5380, or email: email@example.com .
Check out our virtual station tour.