Central Kitsap Fire District to continue bridge discussion

A policy that addresses the Central Kitsap Fire District's ability to cross private bridges and culverts to respond to fires and emergencies is back on the commissioner's agenda Monday.

The board of fire commissions will meet at 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26, at the CK Fire Administrative Building, 5300 NW Newberry Hill Road, in Silverdale.

What’s in question are bridges and culverts on private property that are not inspected by county or state departments.

The policy asks property owners to have an inspection by a structural engineer every five years and report the findings to the fire district.

If the bridge or culvert is certified to be able to handle the weight of fire equipment, it will be marked and firetrucks will cross in the event of an emergency.

If not, property owners will be notified that emergency equipment will not be allowed to cross the bridge or culvert.

Last month, commissioner heard public comments on the proposed policy. More public input will be taken Monday and then the commissioners are expected to discuss the policy during the study session portion of the meeting.

For more information, or to review the draft policy, call Sandy Schneider at 360-447-3561.


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