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.
Public Notice - Special Meeting of Board of Fire Commissioners
10/24 - There will be a special meeting of the Jefferson County Fire Protection District No. 1 Board of Fire Commissioners and Oversight Board on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. The meeting will start at 3:00 p.m. and will be held at EJFR Station 16, 701 Harrison St., Port Townsend, WA. The agenda item is: 2015 Budget Workshop. This information provided in accordance with RCW 42.30.080.
9-Volt Batteries Can Start Fires
10/21 - A fire destroys a home. The owner barely gets out alive. The fire department investigation determines that the fire’s place of origin is a kitchen “junk” drawer. The cause? Nine-volt batteries loose in the drawer. A metal object touched the posts of the batteries, causing a short circuit, which created enough heat to start a fire.
NFPA’s 9-volt battery safety tip sheet warns that it is unsafe to store 9-volt batteries in a drawer near paper clips, pens, coins or other batteries. Read more...
Winter and Holiday Fire Safety Tips from EJFR
10/17 - Our cooling weather brings with it a reminder that winter months are the most dangerous for fires and injuries. Please play it safe by taking time to review the following home safety tips: read more...
Roadway to Rescue
10/14 - It’s late on a cold winter’s night. Bedtime. You throw one last log on the fire—just to keep the chill off. At about 1:30AM, the smell of smoke awakens you. read more...
Burn Ban Lifted
10/1 - Effective Oct. 1, the burn ban in Jefferson County has been lifted. Click here
to learn more about burning regulations within Jefferson County Fire Protection District No. 1.
Kidde Announces Recall of Selected Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors
9/19 - Walter Kidde Portable Equipment Inc. ("Kidde") in conjunction with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a voluntary recall to replace certain Kidde AC/DC smoke alarms and combination smoke/carbon monoxide alarms. read more...
S. Discovery Wreck Sends One to Harborview
9/8 - A high-speed collision with a telephone pole sent a 44-year old Port Townsend woman to Harborview Medical Center with abdominal and chest injuries Mon. morning.
EJFR is now participating in Project Lifesaver, presented by the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office. Project Lifesaver is a program to locate at-risk people who may wander, such as dementia or Alzheimer's patients, Down's Syndrome people or those with Autism. read more...
PUBLIC NOTICE - Change of Regularly Scheduled Meeting
8/21 - By Resolution 14-04, the Jefferson County Fire Protection District No. 1 Board of Fire Commissioners have changed the regularly scheduled meetings from the third Tuesday of each month to the third Wednesday of each month.
The change will be effective with the September meeting, now scheduled for Sept. 17, 2014.
EJFR to Offer NFA Incident Safety Officer (F0729) Course
5/12 - This free, 2-day course examines the Safety Officer's role at emergency
responses within the Incident Command System (ICS).read more...
The 2013 Annual Report is Here
5/1 - The 2013 East Jefferson Fire Rescue Annual Report has been approved and posted. Read it here.
EJFR Now Issues Land Clearing Burn Permits
East Jefferson Fire Rescue now issues land clearing burn permits within the boundaries of Jefferson County Fire Protection District No. 1. read more...
Sign Up for NIXLE
to register for text alerts from Jefferson County Emergency Management on your text-enabled device or email.
This will allow you to receive local text and email notices about incidents in progress in this area.
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 360-385-9135.
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...