Topic: Safety

“Adventures in Boating” Class

Written on March 19, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

Need your Washington State Boating Education Card? Take a Free U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary “Adventures in Boating” Class The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary San Juan Islands Detachment is offering a free Washington State Basic Boater Education Course on San Juan Island. The two-day class will be held on Thursday evenings April 4 and April 11,  Continue Reading

Firefighter of the Month

Written on March 13, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

The San Juan Island Fire and Rescue Department is proud to announce the March 2019 Firefighter of the Month. Firefighter Brien Sesby was selected Firefighter of the Month due to his commitment to clear access at the Mullis Street fire station during the big February snow storm. Having clear and safe routes for emergency equipment  Continue Reading

Disaster Preparedness for Small Businesses

Written on March 13, 2019 at 5:43 am, by

The San Juan County Department of Emergency Management and Economic Development Council are teaming up to present a training on Disaster Preparedness for Small Businesses. This concise class will provide basic information about the risks to the islands, and will offer some simple tools and approaches to help businesses prepare. Tuesday, March 26th: 8:30am –  Continue Reading

Rock Solid Youth on Prevention Policy Day

Written on March 11, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

Debbi Fincher of the San Juan Island Prevention Coalition and Rock Solid Team Advisor shares this report with you… Rock Solid Youth Prevention Team represented the San Juan Island Prevention Coalition and our community at the annual Prevention Policy Day in Olympia this February. This advocacy effort is organized by the Washington Association for Substance  Continue Reading

Fire Destroys Friday Harbor Commercial Building

Written on March 8, 2019 at 12:02 pm, by

FRIDAY HARBOR, WA — On Thursday afternoon, March 7, 2019 at 2:20 p.m., San Juan Island Fire and Rescue crews responded to 911 fire call regarding a recreation vehicle fire adjacent to a commercial building on Spring Street in Friday Harbor. Upon arrival, the vehicle fire had quickly spread to trees and a propane tank  Continue Reading

An Update from the Islands’ Oil Spill Association

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

In Eastsound on February 26th nearly 30 people from a range of backgrounds and skillsets gathered for the second monthly meeting of the 2019 Islands’ Oil Spill Association (IOSA) Action Team. This group of interested volunteers has been working tirelessly since the beginning of the year in an effort to revitalize IOSA’s ability to respond  Continue Reading

Fire District Workshop

Written on March 1, 2019 at 5:42 am, by

San Juan County Fire District #3 Fire Board of Commissioners will have a Master Planning Workshop on Tuesday, March 5th from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Mullis Street Fire Station, 1011 Mullis Street.

San Juan Island Firefighters Respond to Two Separate House Fires

Written on February 28, 2019 at 2:04 pm, by

On Tuesday, February 26, 2019 San Juan Island Fire and Rescue crews responded to two separate fires in residences on San Juan Island. The first fire was reported at a single-story home at 5:40 a.m. near Roche Harbor. The residents and their pets were able to quickly evacuate the home. Firefighter’s rapid response helped limit  Continue Reading

US Coast Guard Auxiliary Offers “Adventures in Boating” Class

Written on February 8, 2019 at 5:25 am, by

The US Coast Guard Auxiliary will offer the Washington Basic Boater Education Course.  Everyone wishing to learn or share their safe boating skills as well as review our local boating regulations is invited to attend.  Upon successful completion of the course, attendees may submit a copy of their individual “Certificate of Accomplishment” with $10 to  Continue Reading

Disaster Preparedness Training

Written on January 29, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

The San Juan County Department of Emergency Management and Economic Development Council are teaming up to present a training on Disaster Preparedness for Small Businesses. This concise class will provide basic information about the risks to the islands, and will offer some simple tools and approaches to help businesses prepare. Tuesday, March 26th: 8:30 am  Continue Reading

Firefighter of the Month

Written on January 22, 2019 at 5:41 am, by

San Juan Island Fire Department Announces January 2019 Firefighters of the Month The San Juan Island Fire and Rescue Department is proud to announce the January 2019 Firefighter of the Month. In this instance, we actually mean, Firefighters of the month. Please join us in congratulating Firefighters Jerry and Dennis Sears for their consistent and  Continue Reading

Firefighters Honored for Service in 2018

Written on January 16, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

This article written by Carolyn Hudson, SJI Fire and Rescue Administrative Officer Lieutenant Michael Henderson received San Juan Island Fire and Rescue’s highest award Saturday night when the District celebrated the 2018 contributions of its members at Downriggers Restaurant. The firefighters and support members were honored for their dedicated service in 2018 at the annual  Continue Reading

SJC PHD Special Board Meeting

Written on January 8, 2019 at 5:30 am, by

San Juan County Public Hospital District No. 1 will be having a Special Board Meeting on Thursday, January 10th. It will begin at 1:00 p.m. rather than the usual time, but will be at the usual place – the Frank Wilson Memorial EMS Building. The purpose of this meeting is to potentially appoint an Interim  Continue Reading

911 Service Disruptions

Written on December 28, 2018 at 9:30 am, by

Brendan Cowan, Director of SJI Emergency Management, shares this notice… With ongoing national issues around the 911 system, remember that if 911 doesn’t work for you in an emergency, (360) 378-4141 is the alternate number to San Juan County Dispatch.

Proven Fall Reduction Program Begins Again

Written on December 27, 2018 at 8:32 am, by

Teach your body to keep that stumble from becoming a fall. Mullis Senior Center is working with Instructor Stephanie Prima to offer the beginning level of Tai Ji Quan: Moving For Better Balance™ this January. Through clinical trials and studies, this program has proven to reduce risk of falls in older adults by 58% and  Continue Reading

Ferries on Storm Routes

Written on December 20, 2018 at 12:37 pm, by

This alert just came in from WSF… Wind storm throws wrench in early holiday sailing schedule The ongoing wind storm has already had several impacts on sailing schedules across the region today. And more changes could be on the way. Therefore, passengers will need to plan ahead and potentially alter their travel plans accordingly depending  Continue Reading

Free E-cycle Service Coming Soon

Written on December 8, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

Tom Doenges, owner of Computer San Juans wants you to know about this new service coming to an island near you… Calling all small businesses, schools, ports, town and individuals… I am joining forces with a friend who runs an electronics recycling company in Bellingham called 1pc.com. Because I feel I contribute to bringing these devices  Continue Reading

Very Sophisticated Phone Scam

Written on November 29, 2018 at 5:40 am, by

Found this in the SJ Update mailbag… Dear neighbors, I was just duped by a very sophisticated scam that wrecked my bank account, so I wanted to get the word out there in hopes that this won’t happen to you. Here’s what happened: I was called on my cell phone by someone claiming to be  Continue Reading

CDC issues Romaine Lettuce Alert

Written on November 21, 2018 at 8:55 am, by

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC), public health officials in several states, Canada and FDA are investigating a multistate outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O157:H7 infections linked to romaine lettuce. CDC is advising that U.S. consumers not eat any romaine lettuce and they should throw it away.  For additional details and guidance, see the  Continue Reading

Wreaths for Grad Night

Written on November 15, 2018 at 8:51 am, by

Haven’t placed your wreath or pie order yet? Don’t fret – WREATHS HAVE ARRIVED – BUY one THIS FRIDAY and SATURDAY at the Mullis Community Senior Center! And while you’re there, don’t forget to order your Pecan and/or Pumpkin Pie for Thanksgiving. ALL proceeds benefit FHHS Grad Night 2019.

Stories from the Storm

Written on November 14, 2018 at 8:56 am, by

On Wednesday, November 14th at 7:00 pm at the San Juan Island Grange, the Corps of Resiliency gathering is going to be something special. We have teamed up with the Grange Lecture Series to host an evening of storytelling at the Grange Hall. We’ll be turning off the lights, lighting a fire in the fireplace  Continue Reading

Prevention Survey

Written on November 1, 2018 at 5:42 am, by

The Community Prevention and Wellness Initiative (CPWI) Community Survey is an anonymous annual statewide survey administered by all of the CPWI coalitions in Washington state. The Community Survey captures our local San Juan Island attitudes about teen alcohol and drug use, as well as prevention programming. This data helps to inform our coalition’s strategies, as  Continue Reading