Month: August 2020

Orcas, Lopez and San Juan Fire team up with DNR for wildfire

Orcas Island Fire and Rescue personnel responded to multiple reports of smoke in the 4000-block of Point Lawrence Road on the afternoon of August 24th. Crews quickly triangulated a slow-moving wildland fire with aerial support provided by local pilot Pat Muffett. After completing a size-up the fire was determined to be approximately one acre in …

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Emergency Communications Project begins in San Juan County

A critical emergency communications project launched this week in San Juan County. A collaboration between San Juan County, Fire and EMS agencies, the Sheriff’s Office and Public Works, the project gained strong support from residents across all islands when placed on the February 2020 ballot as a sales tax increase as a means of funding …

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Fire at Orcas transfer station sparks reminder to dump wisely

Orcas Island Fire and Rescue personnel responded to a container fire in the transfer station area at the Exchange around 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 13th. Smoke and flames visible from Orcas Road prompted a call to fire personnel, who arrived to find a working fire located inside the 48-foot steel shipping container housed on …

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Orcas Fire Department offers Carbon Monoxide detectors

Thanks to the generosity of San Juan Island EMT Association and the San Juan Island community, Orcas Island Fire and Rescue has received 150 Carbon Monoxide (CO) detectors to distribute to residential homes in need. The detectors were acquired as part of a community fundraising effort launched by a Friday Harbor family after two residents …

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