Today, East Jefferson Fire Rescue is comprised of the incorporated city of Port Townsend and the unincorporated Jefferson County communities of Cape George, Chimacum, Irondale, Kala Point, Marrowstone Island, Port Hadlock, Paradise Bay, Shine, Bridgehaven, Mats Mats, Swansonville, Beaver Valley, South Point and Port Ludlow, Washington. The department typically responds to a little over 6,000 calls for service each year.

We respond to a wide variety of emergencies ranging from medical calls to motor vehicle accidents and commercial structure fires.  The District services a contract with Jefferson Healthcare to transport patients from that facility to Bremerton, Seattle, Tacoma, Olympia and Everett, Washington hospitals.


EJFR was originally four separate fire departments.


East Jefferson Fire Rescue provides service under the all-hazards response envelope.

Emergency Medical Services

Medical calls make up approximately 74% of what we do at EJFR.

Apparatus & Stations

EJFR utilizes nine fire stations, 12 ambulances and nine fire engines.

Fire Prevention Bureau

East Jefferson Fire Rescue’s Fire Prevention Bureau has three components: public education, prevention & investigation.

Community Resources

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