East Jefferson Fire Rescue’s Fire Prevention Bureau has three components:

Public Education

In-School Education

EJFR’s cadre of Public Education Specialists provide fire and life safety programs to children at public and private schools throughout the region. Smaller kids learn “Stop, Drop, Cover and Roll” and “Get low and go!” Bigger kids learn to develop emergency exit plans in case of fire and how to check for risks and dangers at home.

Fire Extinguisher Training

EJFR Provides free fire extinguisher training for groups. The training consists of a brief presentation, followed by a brochure-based overview and optional hands-on training with our fire extinguisher training prop. This prop utilizes water and compressed air rather than standard extinguisher retardant to reduce the impact on our environment. Contact our Administrative offices to schedule training for your small group.

Car Seat Checks

The Department provides free car seat safety inspections from one of our three qualified technicians. The inspections include education and coaching for expectant and new parents as well as for other caregivers. Each inspection takes 20-30 minutes. Be sure to bring your car owner’s manual, the car seat manual and the appropriate child, if possible.

Firewise Communities

Using the nationally renowned Firewise Communities program materials, EJFR offers wildland fire mitigation education for neighborhoods in the District. This program explains how to reduce the risk of wildland fires and subsequent damage to homes through pre-planning and proper landscaping around the home.

To schedule any of these programs please contact Emily @ (360) 385-2626

Prevention

Fire Chief James Walkowski has been designated Fire Marshal for Jefferson County, Washington. He has delegated Fire Marshal duties to Assistant Chief Brian Tracer, who heads up our Fire Prevention division. The Department conducts inspections of commercial structures in Jefferson County Fire Protection District No. 1.

Investigation

Assistant Chief Brian Tracer leads a multi-agency Fire Investigation Task Force, consisting of representatives from several fire districts, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and the Port Townsend Police Department.

The Task Force investigates the cause of all fires within the District.