Topic: Safety

Free Shred Event

Written on September 13, 2019 at 9:09 am, by

This just in… Islander’s Bank is holding a Free Shred and Customer Appreciation Event TODAY (Friday, Sep. 13th) starting at 11:00. It’s happening at their Friday Harbor branch on the corner of Blair Avenue and Park Street. The event will go until 1:00 pm or until the shred truck is full, whichever comes first. Shredding  Continue Reading

America’s Boating Course

Written on August 23, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

The Fall edition of America’s Boating Course will be starting September 11th and running for four Wednesday evenings at Skagit Valley College from 6:30-9:30 pm. This is a good way to get the Washington State Boaters Education Card and we include On-the-Water-Training as part of the course. A comprehensive boating information manual is also included  Continue Reading

Firefighters of the Month

Written on August 6, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

The San Juan Island Fire and Rescue Department is proud to announce the July and August 2019 Firefighters of the Month. Firefighter Missy Arata was selected as July Firefighter of the Month. Missy was selected for her outstanding contribution of time in preparing wildland fire equipment and ensuring readiness for the summer wildland season. Missy  Continue Reading

Thank You Party for Deepwater Divers

Written on July 22, 2019 at 5:50 am, by

Thank You Party for US Army Deepwater Derelict Net Removal Project Thursday July 25, 4:00-5:30 p.m., San Juan Island Brewing Co. (410 A St.) Project helps keep our waters safe for wildlife and boaters Join Friends of the San Juans in thanking 20 soldiers from the US Army’s 569th Engineering Dive Detachment who have been  Continue Reading

Don’t Let it Loose

Written on July 20, 2019 at 7:33 am, by

Public Invited to Submit Art to Highlight the Dangers of Releasing Pets and Plants into the Wild OLYMPIA–Calling all artists! The Washington Invasive Species Council invites artists of all ages to participate in an art contest as part of its “Don’t Let it Loose” campaign. The campaign teaches people about the dangers of releasing unwanted  Continue Reading

Residential Fire

Written on July 13, 2019 at 7:08 am, by

San Juan Island Fire and Rescue Responds to Residential Fire FRIDAY HARBOR, WA — On Friday morning, July 12, 2019, San Juan Island Fire and Rescue crews responded to a 911 call reporting a residential fire in the area of Westcott Bay on San Juan Island. Upon arrival, firefighters found the home to have smoke  Continue Reading

Farm to Table Benefit Dinner

Written on July 10, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

This second annual culinary event is presented by Coho Restaurant to benefit SAFE San Juan.   The Farm-to-Table Dinner will be at the Pelindaba Lavender Farm, Sunday, July 21 at 6:00 pm. Ticket prices are $75 per dinner + $25 for wine pairing.  Tickets available by calling Coho Restaurant, 360-378-6330 or book online at www.cohorestaurant.com. 

SJIFR Accountability Report

Written on July 10, 2019 at 5:43 am, by

Washington State Auditor Issues San Juan County Fire Protection District #3 Accountability Audit Report FRIDAY HARBOR, WA – The Washington State Auditor recently released an Accountability Audit Report for San Juan County Fire Protection District #3 for the period of January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2018. Bob Jarman, Chair of the Fire District Board  Continue Reading

All Clear

Written on July 1, 2019 at 6:39 pm, by

Apparently no bomb was found – they’re loading for Anacortes. Here’s the official word from WSF: M/V Elwha has been cleared to sail and normal operations will resume as soon as possible. Supplemental sailings will be added to help accommodate passengers going to Friday Harbor and returning to Anacortes.

Bomb Squad Arrives

Written on July 1, 2019 at 5:20 pm, by

By now you probably know there was a bomb threat this afternoon aboard the Elwha. All ferry service to and from Friday Harbor has been suspended until the ferry can be cleared. The bomb squad (including two dogs) arrived and has just boarded the vessel at approximately 5:10 pm. Updates will be posted as more  Continue Reading

Fire Danger Status: MODERATE

Written on June 20, 2019 at 5:41 am, by

Fire Danger Rating has been upgraded to MODERATE within San Juan County. Campfires remain allowed. All other burning is closed for the season. Campfires must be monitored at all times and a charged hose or buckets of water must be on hand to extinguish the fire. 

Officer Talks Down Suicidal Teen

Written on June 13, 2019 at 7:51 am, by

Just heard this about our island’s own Kevin Holmes. Check it out here on Q13 News… Way to go Kevin!

Firefighters Respond to Residential Fire

Written on June 11, 2019 at 4:49 pm, by

On June 11, 2019 San Juan Island Fire and Rescue crews responded to an early morning, fully engulfed residential fire in the White Point area on San Juan Island. The fire was contained to a two-story residential structure that started around 2:15 a.m. The residents were able to quickly evacuate the home and call 911.  Continue Reading

Public Hospital District News

Written on June 7, 2019 at 10:49 am, by

San Juan County Public Hospital District No. 1 (SJCPHD#1) is proud to announce that board member Rebecca Smith was appointed on May 7, 2019, to the 5-county North Region EMS and Trauma Care Council. She fills the only elected official slot for San Juan County and will simultaneously serve on the county EMS council as  Continue Reading

Kiwanis Supports Stand Up Men

Written on May 21, 2019 at 9:54 am, by

Friday Harbor Kiwanis presents a check for $500 in support of Stand Up Men’s recent fund-raising campaign. In accepting the award Larry Greene said “Stand Up Men appreciates Friday Harbor Kiwanis’ $500 contribution to support our campaign of raising $45,000 to fully fund SAFE San Juans’ Domestic Violence/Sexual Abuse Prevention and Healthy Relationships programs in  Continue Reading

Mitchell Point Community is Firewise

Written on May 13, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Nancy Miller, Mitchell Point Firewise Representative shares this Firewise update with you… May 4, 2019 was Wildfire Community Preparedness Day and the Mitchell Point Firewise Community on San Juan Island received a $500.00 grant from the National Fire Protection Association and State Farm Insurance to help fund their “Chipper Day.” With the funding award and  Continue Reading

New K-9 Capability in San Juan County

Written on May 10, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

San Juan County Sheriff Ron Krebs recently swore in the newest member of his team. Guss, an 18-month-old sable German shepherd, was welcomed to the Sheriff’s staff this week. Guss’s handler, Jay Holt, has been a Deputy in the islands for the past year. Holt worked previously with the Burlington Police Department. Sheriff Krebs indicated  Continue Reading

Burning Season Closures In May

Written on May 6, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

It’s that time of year again. Burning Season is coming to a close in San Juan County. All Commercial Permits will be closing on May 15th at sundown. Residential permits will close on May 31st at midnight. Recreational fires remain open for the time being. Please burn with caution and check back with the Fire  Continue Reading

3rd Annual Tour de Family – Friday Harbor

Written on May 2, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

A week from Friday is the Third Annual family bike ride for all ages, coordinated by San Juan County Health and Community Services and Island Rec. We have a trike/scooter route, a safe ‘first biker’ route, and an adventure route for those wanting a safe and easy open road ride. The event is located at  Continue Reading

IOSA Oil Spill Meetings Attract Crowds

Written on April 24, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Over 100 islanders learned more about becoming oil spill response volunteers at a series of recent community meetings hosted by IOSA (Islands’ Oil Spill Association). These gatherings occurred on Orcas, Lopez, and San Juan Island, and they provided a brief update on IOSA’s role in local oil spill response protection and prevention. Ongoing efforts to  Continue Reading

Stand Up Men Choose April

Written on April 15, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

Stand Up Men chose April, Sexual Assault month, to launch a campaign to dramatically upgrade SAFE San Juans’ in-school and community prevention education programs.  SAFE’s mission is to make our community and youth free from sexual assault and domestic violence.   Stand Up Men’s fundraising goal for SAFE this year is to raise $45,000 to support  Continue Reading

Live Fire Training Sunday, April 14, 2019

Written on April 11, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

San Juan Island Fire and Rescue is conducting a live fire training in the wooded area east of the District’s main station, 1011 Mullis Street in Friday Harbor, Sunday, April 14, 2019. The live fire training is scheduled between 12:00 noon and 5:00 p.m. During that time residents will see smoke in the area around  Continue Reading