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.
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.
- 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 Preliminary Budget for 2014. Click here to view
The following information is an updated timeline and public meeting schedule for reviewing and approving the Orcas Island Fire and Rescue 2014 Budget.
BOFC Special Meeting
San Juan County Fire District #2
November 26, 2013 at 3:30 PM
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 Station 21. Such notice was transmitted and posted on November 25, 2013 at Eastsound Fire Hall on 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, District Secretary Lindsay Schirmer
Fire District Tax Levy- The current tax levy which funds OIFR expires on December 31, 2014. Chief O’Brien will present options to the board regarding the future of levy funding.
District Financial Officer- Chief O’Brien to report on the status of the position and will discuss a hiring plan.
Volunteer Coordinator/Public Information Officer- Chief O’Brien to discuss a hiring plan for the position.
November 26, 2013 ~ Town Hall meeting at 5:30 pm discussing airlift discussion
November 29, 2013~ District Budget, Resolution, and Levy Certifications are due to the County Legislative Authority.
December 10, 2013 ~ BOFC Regular Meeting 5:30 pm