Guemes Island Fire Chief Position Open

Chief Francis has retired from the fire service effective June 30, 2020, and the Guemes Island Fire Department is currently looking to fill the position of Chief. The fire commissioners held a special meeting on June 29, 2020 to detail the succession plan to appoint a new fire chief for the department. For individuals interested in the position of Fire Chief, the commissioners have put together a list of questions that they are requiring candidates to complete. If you are interested and would like a copy of the questions to complete please email Secretary Kankaala ( and he will supply the list for you to complete. If you intend to apply for the Fire Chief position, responses must be submitted by noon on Wednesday, July 8, 2020.

Alternatively, if you wish to write a letter of recommendation for someone, please send them to the email address above, and Secretary Kankaala will consolidate with the applications and submit them all to the District 17 fire commissioners.

Again, the deadline for submission of the questionnaire below is July 8, 2020, at noon. Please do not hesitate to contact Eric Kankaala with any questions or concerns.