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Vashon Island Fire & Rescue

Commissioner Position No. 1

Brigitte Schran Brown

Brigitte Schran Brown

21704 141ST AVE SW

VASHON, WA 98070

(206) 954-3447

Education: 40 yearsEMT, M.Ed counseling/HR, BS Sociology, Nursing
Occupation: VIFR EMT/Fire Commissioner, Fire/EMS Grant Writer, Nursing, 501c3 Business Owner

As a 40-year Vashon resident/ business owner I understand our community's unique needs. As a EMT volunteer I understand the challenges of providing Vashon with vital emergency services. As a current commissioner, I understand what it takes to provide those services.


As an EMT I care for islanders from newborn to seniors. I've responded to residential fires, vehicle/boating accidents, cliff rescues, & quicksand extrications. I volunteered with the MRC to fight COVID. I work closely with the duty crews, chiefs/administration. I helped develop VIFR's strategic plan and the critical rescue swimmer program, and made challenging decisions that helped VIFR grow. I've written $500k successful grants for emergency equipment. Sadly, I've also personally experienced the nightmare of inadequate staffing and failing vehicles due to inadequate funding. As commissioner I'll keep working to solve these problems.


I understand VIFR from the ground up. Thank you for the honor of continuing to serve.

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