Many island homes are difficult to locate due to missing house numbers or addresses that are not visible, especially at night. In addition, some homes are located on shared or lengthy private drives that lack directional signage. In an emergency, this may cause significant delays in response time or result in fire apparatus getting stuck in the wrong location, with insufficient turnaround area for our vehicles.
Here’s how you can help: We recommend island residents install a highly visible and reflective address marker, to make it easier to find your location. The fire station offers standardized reflective house number signs that are 6” x 18” blue panels with 3” white reflective numbers, with or without a metal post, and the signs can be in horizontal or vertical format. To get one of these attractive signs, you can:
1) Contact us during regular business hours, at (253) 884-4040.
2) Come into the fire station to obtain an order form, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., except for the noon lunch hour.
3) Print the order form through the link below and bring to the fire station or submit the completed form via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We provide these address markers to community residents for island homes. Donations to defray the cost of materials are suggested at $20 for the sign alone, or $25 to have a vertical sign pre-mounted on a metal post (cash or checks made out to AIFA are accepted). Please note on the form whether you would like a vertical or horizontal sign and if you would like us to install it for you.
Burn permits are required on Anderson Island and can be obtained at the department at any time. We have a self-serve burn permit kiosk outside the station near the front entrance. Each permit is valid for one calendar year from date of submission. There is no charge for permits.
Blood Pressure Checks
Visit our office during normal business hours for a free blood pressure check.
Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Wildfire Risk Reduction Survey
With the increased risk of wildfire season, Anderson Island Fire Rescue has implemented a program assisting homeowners in identifying ways they can decrease that risk. Call our main number at 253- 884-4040 to request an appointment. We will schedule a fire department representative to come to your home, complete a survey and checklist that will identify steps you can take to make your home safer in this high-risk season.
If you are in need of a Notary Public, our Administrative Assistant is available for no-cost notarial services at the station Monday through Friday from 8am-4pm. Please call the station at 253-884-4040 to schedule an appointment.
Table and Chair Loans
Citizens on Anderson Island are able to rent the station's folding tables and chairs with a cash or check deposit. The required deposit is $8/Table and $3/Chair. A donation to the Anderson Island Firefighter's Association (AIFA) is also encouraged. A reservation must be made in advance of the date of pick up. The tables are 30"Wx72"Lx30"H.
The requester must be an Anderson Island resident or be sponsored by an island resident and provide documentation of residency (i.e. phone book listing, mail with address, ID). Tables and chairs may not be taken off-island at any time and an address must be provided of where they are to be used.
A Chair and Table Use Agreement must be filled out and provided to the station office. You can download this form at the link provided below or pick one up at the station.