Serving the Community

Welcome to Orcas Island Fire & Rescue. We are the Firefighter Paramedics, Firefighter EMTs, volunteers and staff who are dedicated to helping you, our neighbors, in your time of need.The Black Knights Graduation 2 cropped

Our mission:
To provide the highest level of protection to life and property, and promote community safety through the extension of fire prevention, fire suppression, medical rescue and public education services, consistent with the prudent utilization of public funds.

 Our goals:

  • To be a resource for the latest fire and medical safety information, to keep our community safe.
  • To pursue excellence in all we do, through continuous training and education.
  • To proudly serve the people of Orcas Island, Washington.

We provide 24-hour emergency fire prevention and suppression, along with emergency medical services (advanced life support) to the entire Orcas Island community.

Learn more about our history and our staff.

Strategic Plan 2013-2018 has been approved. Click here to view
OIFR Approved Budget for 2014. Click here to view
OIFR Ten Year Financial Projection. Click here to view 

BOFC Special Meeting
San Juan County Fire District #2
August 20, 2014

Special Meeting- This is a special meeting.  The Secretary informed the Commission that the notice requirements of RCW 42.30.080 have been met by email transmission of a notice of this meeting to the Islands Sounder and Orcas Issues and the posting such notice in the lobby of the Eastsound Fire Hall/Station 21 and on the District’s website.  Such notice was transmitted and posted on August 18, 2014 at Eastsound Fire Hall/Station 21 at 45 Lavender Lane, Eastsound, WA 98245, and specified the time and place of this special meeting and the business to be transacted.  Each Commissioner has either received or waived notice pursuant to such statute.

Meeting called by Board of Fire Commissioners

Attendees: Fire Commissioners Barbara Bedell, Chair; Clyde Duke, and Jim Coffin; Chief Kevin O’Brien, Assistant Chief Mik Preysz, Board Secretary Lindsay Schirmer

 Public Comment

 Old Business

  •  Station 21 Siding Repair and Paint Bid Opening
  • Community Paramedicine Conference
  • Maintenance Program

Executive Session
Executive Session will be held to review the performance of a public employee. Meeting time is estimated to be 20 minutes.


 This is a reminder that all commercial and residential burning is closed, effective July 1 through September.  If conditions allow, the burning season will re-open on October 1, 2014.  At this time, campfires no larger than 2 x 2 feet are allowed in contained areas.

San Juan County Fire Marshals Office, Friday Harbor, WA – The fire danger in San Juan County is now “MODERATE”.