East Jefferson Fire Rescue
"Proudly serving the needs of our community through trust, honor, and respect"
East Jefferson Fire Rescue (EJFR) has been serving our community for 140 years, providing fire suppression, fire prevention and education and emergency medical services on a 24/7 basis. We are a combination career and volunteer organization.
The mission of East Jefferson Fire Rescue is to make our community safer by protecting lives and property and caring for the needs of the people we serve. We will efficiently and effectively mitigate fire, health and other life safety hazards with a prompt, professional and positive customer experience.
New Fire Station Roofline Prompts Questions
5/16 - Five months after construction began on East Jefferson Fire Rescue Chimacum fire station 11, questions have begun to pop up about the station. read more...
East Jefferson Fire Rescue Plans Testing for New Firefighters
5/14 - East Jefferson Fire Rescue (EJFR) has announced it will be testing for resident and volunteer firefighters on June 7 and 8. read more...
Date Change for Commissioner Meeting
The regularly scheduled meeting of Jefferson County FPD 1 Board of Fire Commissioners and Joint Oversight Board on Tuesday May 21 has been changed to Tuesday May 28. The meeting starts at 7:00 p.m.
at Station 15, 35 Critter Lane in Port Townsend.
Fire in PT Paper Mill Bulk Cardboard Storage Area
5/3 - One employee suffered minor smoke inhalation injuries in a fire at the Port Townsend Paper Corporation early Thursday evening.
Chimacum Station 11 Progress Continues
5/2 - Progress continues on Station 11, with framing complete and roofing under way.
Fire Destroys Home off Egg and I Road
5/1 - No one was home when an Egg and I Road residence caught fire and burned as a total loss Sunday evening April 28.
EJFR is Now Accepting Bids for Fire Station Septic System Repair
4/11 - EJFR is now accepting bids for septic system repair at Station 15, located at 35 Critter Lane, Port Townsend, WA 98368. read more...
EJFR Now Issues Land Clearing Burn Permits
4/10 - East Jefferson Fire Rescue now issues land clearing burn permits within the boundaries of Jefferson County Fire Protection District No. 1. read more...
Jefferson County FPD #1 Insurance Rating Improves
4/9 - Three years of focused effort by Jefferson County FPD #1 leadership resulted in an improved fire insurance rating for citizens of the District, according to an independent rating bureau. read more...
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Roadway to Rescue
The fire department faces a myriad of challenges and risks when responding to your emergency. One preventable challenge is gaining access to your home. Read more to learn steps you can take to help us help you.
Check out the new Capital Projects Page
EJFR has several irons in the fire---from new ambulances and fire engines, to a new Chimacum fire station and a new fire boat. We've created a new page to keep everyone up-to-date on our progress with these important projects. Check our our new Capital Projects web page
to learn more.
Jefferson County DUI Victim's Panel
This panel is held on the second Saturday of every month at the Pt Townsend Recreation and Senior Center in Pt Townsend, WA. Sign in is at 8:30 a.m. and the Panel begins at 9 a.m. The cost is $30 and you must pre-register by calling 360-385-9193.
Permanent Burn Ban Now Includes Irondale / Port Hadlock Areas
A recent discovery by Olympic Region Clean Air Agency (ORCCA) that portions of Irondale and Port Hadlock had been designated Urban Growth Areas (UGA) has prompted the agency to ban all burning in those areas of Jefferson County permanently. read more...