Topic: Safety

Tsunami Advisory

Written on January 15, 2022 at 8:35 am, by

Dave Hal­lo­ran from San Juan Coun­ty Depart­ment of Emer­gency Man­age­ment shares this notice with you… Good morn­ing, in the news today is a vol­canic erup­tion near the Ton­ga Islands. The Tsuna­mi Warn­ing cen­ter (tsunami.gov) has issued an Advi­so­ry for the out­er coast of WA and the coast along the Strait of Juan De Fuca. The State  Con­tin­ue Reading

Water Leak Found and Stopped at 660 Spring Street

Written on December 31, 2021 at 4:54 pm, by

Edi­tor’s Note, Jan. 2, 2022 — We may not be out of the woods just yet — see this mes­sage from Dun­can Wil­son on San Juan Islander. (Fri­day Har­bor, WA) – Decem­ber 31, 2021 – The San Juan Island Library Dis­trict was noti­fied by the Town of a major leak at the for­mer Life Care  Con­tin­ue Reading

San Juan Island Fire and Rescue Committed to Continuous Improvement for all Emergency Response

Written on December 31, 2021 at 4:32 pm, by

Here’s a let­ter to you from SJI Fire & Res­cue… San Juan Island Fire and Res­cue (SJIF&R) remains com­mit­ted to con­tin­u­ous improve­ment in our ser­vice to our islands’ com­mu­ni­ties to ensure pro­fes­sion­al, qual­i­ty, and com­pas­sion­ate emer­gency response and ser­vice. Why does SJIF&R respond to med­ical calls? First: SJIF&R’s guid­ing prin­ci­ple is do what is right for  Con­tin­ue Reading

Winter Message from the Town

Written on December 28, 2021 at 11:44 am, by

To Town Water Cus­tomers: The recent cold snap has caused pipes to freeze in hous­es and build­ings that have nev­er had that issue before.  Due to increased water usage, we know there are more leaks in the sys­tem.  We ask every­one to check their hous­es, inside and out, to make sure they don’t have burst  Con­tin­ue Reading

Dangerous Beauty

Written on December 27, 2021 at 2:00 pm, by

Steve Roberts shot this pho­to on First Street last night. It sure is a thing of beau­ty, but if you don’t need to go out, con­sid­er stay­ing home. Now’s a good time to binge on Net­flix or read that book you keep putting off. Also a good time to avoid giv­ing EMS and the ER  Con­tin­ue Reading

Response to Fire Chief Norvin Collins

Written on December 27, 2021 at 4:25 am, by

In the Mail­bag today we have this let­ter from Nathan But­ler, Super­in­ten­dent and EMS Admin­is­tra­tor… We have seen the recent let­ter from Fire Chief Norvin Collins regard­ing our agency and merg­er talks. He bad­ly mis­rep­re­sent­ed our agency, and his let­ter is an object les­son in why we have opt­ed not to try again at merg­ing  Con­tin­ue Reading

Winter Weather and County Roads

Written on December 22, 2021 at 4:21 am, by

Snow is cur­rent­ly in the fore­cast for this week­end. If you would like to learn more about how the Coun­ty pri­or­i­tizes and responds to snow events on Coun­ty Roads please vis­it Map Gallery | San Juan Coun­ty, WA see where you can view our pri­or­i­ty maps and plans for snow removal. Please remem­ber, win­ter weath­er  Con­tin­ue Reading

Update from San Juan Island Fire and Rescue Chief Norvin Collins

Written on December 10, 2021 at 9:30 am, by

In the SJ Update mail­bag today we find this let­ter from Norvin Collins… As the year comes to a close, your San Juan Island Fire and Res­cue (SJIF&R) respon­ders and I wished to take a moment to reflect where we are today and what the future holds. There are three points to address that are  Con­tin­ue Reading