CWIFR’s mission defines our purpose for existence:
Central Whidbey Island Fire & Rescue’s mission is to partner with our community to proactively reduce risk from fire, illness, injury and other hazards.
Fire districts were originally conceived to respond to and control fires. This role has expanded over time to include considerably more diverse types of emergency response services including care of the sick and injured, rescue from dangerous conditions, control of utility hazards and hazardous materials releases. However, once an emergency has occurred, harm has already occurred and likely will increase without intervention. The best way to mitigate the risk of harm is to prevent the emergency.