East Jefferson Fire Rescue is actively involved in the local community. From fundraisers to free life safety education, we provide a wealth of services which go beyond the emergency response we’re known for.
Blood Pressure Checks
EJFR personnel provide blood pressure checks as a free service to the community.
To receive your free blood pressure check, drop by one of our staffed stations or the Administrative office when crews are there.
Car Seat Safety
EJFR has three certified Car Seat Safety Technicians on staff who would be happy to conduct a free car seat safety inspection while you wait.
The inspection, which takes about 30 minutes, is a hands-on examination of your vehicle’s design and restraint system. It also incorporates an interview about your child’s size and weight. If you already have a car seat installed, we’ll review it’s current location and installation to ensure that everything is correct. We’ll also check to ensure that there have been no safety recalls on your car seat.
This free service is available by appointment only and can take place at the fire station located closest to you. Call (360) 385-2626 to make an appointment.
After the Fire
Recovering from a fire can be a physically and mentally draining process. Often, the hardest part is knowing where to begin and who to contact.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) United States Fire Administration (USFA) has gathered the following information to assist you in this time of need. Action on some of the suggestions will need to be taken immediately.
Download your free copy of ‘After the Fire’ a booklet which provides information on recovering from a fire, including what to do during the first 24 hours, insurance considerations, valuing your property, replacement of valuable documents, salvage hints, fire department operations, and more.
For the Children
Kids, you can help prevent fires in your home by following a few important safey tips:
1. Don’t play with matches, lighters or dangerous, flammable liquids like gasoline.
2. Make sure nothing flammable is too close to your fireplace or wood stove.
3. Make sure you have smoke detectors in your house and that they have fresh batteries. If your house doesn’t have a smoke detector, we’ll give your family a free one and help you to install it. Call (360) 385-2626 during business hours for more information.
If you do have a fire in your house, or you smell smoke or hear the smoke alarm, GET OUT OF THE HOUSE. Yell to wake your family if it’s at night but don’t stop to gather pets or toys. It’s important that you get out fast. Crawl low if there’s smoke and if your clothes catch fire, stop, drop and roll.
Call 9-1-1 from outside the house. Arrange ahead of time an outdoor meeting place for your family to gather in case of a fire. Go to Sparky’s Page below to learn a lot more about fire safety.
Links to fire safety sites with fun games and activities:
Sparky the Fire Dog ® is a trademark of NFPA, Quincy, MA”
Parents, if you would like free activity books and materials to help teach your kids about fire safety call (360) 385-2626. We have lots of great materials available to parents of preschool and grade school kids.
We offer tours of our stations for your classroom, group or club. Come see where our firefighters live 24 hours a day so we’re always ready to respond to an emergency. You can climb into the driver’s seat of the engine and sit in the back of the ambulance. You’ll also learn about the fire gear that protects firefighters from the heat and flames of fires. Call the administrative office at (360) 385-2626 for more information.
File of Life
As a service to our community, EJFR offers complimentary Files of Life.
The File of Life packet includes valuable medical and life-safety resources, such as:
- Hands-free CPR instruction
- Membership application to local Air Care programs
- Physician’s Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) form
- Two medication lists (one for your refrigerator and one for your purse or wallet)
- Two red envelopes for the medication lists (the one for the refrigerator is magnetic)
- Instructions on how to “ICE” your cell phone
Contact our administrative offices to receive a free File of Life today.
Please call the EJFR Administrative Office at (360) 385-2626 to inquire about upcoming opportunities.