Topic: Safety

San Juan Island Fire & Rescue Temporarily Implements 24/7 On-Duty Staffing

Written on March 28, 2020 at 5:13 am, by

FRIDAY HARBOR, WA – San Juan Island Fire and Res­cue (SJIF&R) con­tin­ues to adjust emer­gency oper­a­tions and prepa­ra­tions need­ed dur­ing the glob­al COVID-19 pan­dem­ic. “Dur­ing the cur­rent health cri­sis emer­gency SJIF&R con­tin­ues adapt­ing our emer­gency response capa­bil­i­ties to meet the needs of our res­i­dents and respon­ders,” said SJIF&R Chief Norvin Collins. With­in less than 24-hours  Con­tin­ue Reading

Auditor Seeks “Con” Committee Members for Voters’ Guide Statement

Written on March 14, 2020 at 5:15 am, by

The San Juan Coun­ty Audi­tor is seek­ing vol­un­teers to write an argu­ment against the annex­a­tion of the Town of Fri­day Har­bor into San Juan Island Fire & Res­cue.  The argu­ment will appear in the Online Vot­ers’ Guide for the upcom­ing April 2020 Spe­cial Elec­tion. Both the Town and SJI Fire & Res­cue approved res­o­lu­tions to  Con­tin­ue Reading

Emergency Preparedness for Business

Written on February 26, 2020 at 5:49 am, by

The San Juan County/Town of Fri­day Har­bor Depart­ment of Emer­gency Man­age­ment is host­ing a no-cost, 8 hour train­ing for island busi­ness­es to learn more about how to pre­pare for emer­gen­cies and dis­rup­tion to their busi­ness. When: Tues­day March 31st, 8:30am — 5:00pm Where: Fri­day Har­bor (exact loca­tion is to be deter­mined) To Reg­is­ter: CLICK HERE  Con­tin­ue Reading

Adventures In Boating Class

Written on February 17, 2020 at 5:45 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

SJIEMS 2019 Year-End Statistics

Written on February 14, 2020 at 5:46 am, by

Fri­day Har­bor, WA – Chances are you’ve had it hap­pen to you a few times. First a siren in the dis­tance, and cars start pulling over. You copy them. Soon you see the lights and strain to see what’s hap­pen­ing. It’s an ambu­lance. You turn to the per­son next to you and say, “Some­one is  Con­tin­ue Reading

Stairclimb Challenge Fundraiser

Written on February 13, 2020 at 5:43 am, by

San Juan Island Fire­fight­ers Par­tic­i­pate in Chal­leng­ing Fundrais­er to Fight Leukemia and Lym­phoma  FRIDAY HARBOR, WA — On Sat­ur­day, Feb­ru­ary 22, 2020 at Fri­day Har­bor Mar­ket­place from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., four San Juan Island Fire and Res­cue fire­fight­ers (SJIF&R) will be out in front of the store train­ing and rais­ing funds for the  Con­tin­ue Reading

2019 Year-End Awards Banquet

Written on February 6, 2020 at 5:50 am, by

On Jan­u­ary 25, 2020, SJI Emer­gency Med­ical Ser­vices (“SJIEMS”) gath­ered to cel­e­brate the achieve­ments and ser­vice of staff and its approx­i­mate­ly six­ty vol­un­teer EMTs. Inter­im Chief Karl Kuet­z­ing said “Our vol­un­teers work real­ly hard and enable us to per­form far beyond what our bud­get would oth­er­wise allow. Each vol­un­teer deserves recog­ni­tion. We try to high­light some  Con­tin­ue Reading

Heavy Rain Forecast

Written on February 5, 2020 at 5:46 am, by

Recent intense rains caused wide­spread impacts across the islands due to ero­sion, runoff, and blocked cul­verts and drains. Those who expe­ri­enced dam­age should be aware that there’s more heavy rain in the fore­cast start­ing lat­er Tues­day through Fri­day. It is almost impos­si­ble to fore­cast the sort of high inten­si­ty rain­fall that we saw a few  Con­tin­ue Reading