For the 12th year in a row, Central Whidbey Island Fire & Rescue has received the Government Finance Officers Association Distinguished Budget Presentation Award. The award recognizes transparency and excellence in government finance.
“This award recognizes our commitment to effective policy and financial planning to meet the current and future needs of our community,” Fire Chief Jerry Helm said. “Our budgeting practices consistently meet the highest quality in transparency and accountability, both of which are key to maintaining public trust.”
Central Whidbey Fire operates under a balanced budget, has passed all its independent financial and accountability audits and is one of the few fire districts in the nation to have a AAA bond rating from Standard and Poor’s. The fire district responds to 1,715 calls per year, of which 60 percent are for emergency medical service (EMS).
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