Topic: Safety

EMS and Fire Integration

Written on October 10, 2021 at 5:43 am, by

The fol­low­ing is a press release from SJC Pub­lic Hos­pi­tal Dis­trict and SJI EMS… In July 2021 the elect­ed Board of the hos­pi­tal dis­trict vot­ed to move for­ward with the inte­gra­tion of EMS under San Juan Island Fire and Res­cue. This requires a new EMS levy under the Fire Dis­trict to replace ours. There have been  Con­tin­ue Reading

Are you ready for power outage season? Winter is coming!

Written on October 4, 2021 at 9:41 am, by

OPALCO can help you pre­pare As we approach the win­ter storm sea­son, it is a good time to think about being ready for poten­tial pow­er out­ages: replen­ish your bat­tery sup­ply, fill up your gas tank (or charge up your EV) and make sure your phones and com­put­ers are ful­ly charged – and you should know  Con­tin­ue Reading

Annual Community Survey is OPEN — Wellness Promotion

Written on September 16, 2021 at 5:42 am, by

This sur­vey pro­vides the San Juan Island Pre­ven­tion Coali­tion (SJIPC) with some local infor­ma­tion about com­mu­ni­ty per­cep­tions and to look at it as one point of data ref­er­ence. We use this along with the Healthy Youth Sur­vey, school inter­ven­tion data that the Stu­dent Assis­tant Pro­fes­sion­al col­lects, and the pro­gram assess­ments for the pro­grams that the  Con­tin­ue Reading

Need A Washington State Boating Education Card?

Written on September 14, 2021 at 9:28 am, by

Sign up for an upcom­ing, on-line U.S. Coast Guard Aux­il­iary Course  Belling­ham, Wash. – This fall, the U.S. Coast Guard Aux­il­iary Belling­ham and San Juan Islands Flotil­la is pro­vid­ing boaters on-line, Wash­ing­ton State Basic Boater Edu­ca­tion Course. All Wash­ing­ton state res­i­dents must car­ry a Boater Edu­ca­tion Card while on the water oper­at­ing a pow­er-boat greater  Con­tin­ue Reading

San Juan County Fire Districts Approve  Recreational Fires

Written on September 11, 2021 at 9:10 am, by

With chang­ing weath­er con­di­tions, as of Fri­day Sep­tem­ber 10, 2021, the San Juan Coun­ty Fire Dis­tricts are allow­ing recre­ation­al fires includ­ing char­coal, wood burn­ing, and recre­ation­al camp­fires. Per­mit Burn­ing is still banned and not allowed until fur­ther notice. If you have a recre­ation­al fire, always remain present and have water avail­able. When you are fin­ished,  Con­tin­ue Reading

Islands’ Oil Spill Association Offering Spill Response Training This Fall

Written on September 8, 2021 at 4:51 am, by

The Islands’ Oil Spill Asso­ci­a­tion (IOSA) is offer­ing free oil spill response train­ing for inter­est­ed islanders in Octo­ber. Ses­sions will be held on Lopez, Orcas, and San Juan Island. This half-day hands-on train­ing is intend­ed to give both new and exist­ing vol­un­teers an intro­duc­tion to basic response strate­gies and pro­vide a gen­er­al overview of the  Con­tin­ue Reading

Boaters Play Critical Role in Protecting Endangered Whales

Written on August 24, 2021 at 4:01 pm, by

FRIDAY HARBOR, WA. — Labor Day week­end is approach­ing, the last hur­rah for many sum­mer boaters before buck­ling down for the fall. As scores of ves­sels take to local water­ways over the hol­i­day, it’s an impor­tant time to stay vig­i­lant and keep safe on the water. San Juan County’s Depart­ment of Envi­ron­men­tal Stew­ard­ship calls on  Con­tin­ue Reading

Resiliency Fair is Postponed

Written on August 19, 2021 at 5:36 am, by

We real­ly thought we were through with Covid-19 on San Juan Island, how­ev­er it has spiked here worse than ever. Resilien­cy is all about stay­ing healthy, and we want to help the com­mu­ni­ty fight this so we are going to resched­ule this event to when things improve. So, we hope this attempt has sparked ideas  Con­tin­ue Reading