JEFFERSON COUNTY FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT NO. 3

Port Ludlow Fire and Rescue


NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING


The Board of Fire Commissioners of Jefferson County Fire Protection District No. 3 will hold a special meeting at 1:30 pm on Tuesday, February 23, 2021. The purposes of the special meeting will be to receive and evaluate a complaint or charge brought against a public officer or employee, and to discuss with legal counsel representing the agency matters relating to agency enforcement actions, or to discuss with legal counsel representing the agency litigation or potential litigation to which the agency, the governing body, or a member acting in an official capacity is, or is likely to become, a party.


The special meeting will be held virtually.


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The agenda for the special meeting is attached to this notice. An executive session may be called at any time that the Board of Fire Commissioners deem it appropriate under RCW 42.30.110



February 19, 2021


JEFFERSON COUNTY FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT NO. 3

The longest part of our winter season usually begins in January and runs through March. Our winter weather often brings windstorms and subsequent power outages.


Here are some suggestions from your fire department to get you safely through the winter months:

  • If you are dependent on life-sustaining medical equipment, register your equipment with PUD. Be prepared to provide PUD with a letter from your physician verifying the need for the equipment you use. You can reach PUD Monday-Friday at (360) 385-5800 if you have any questions.

  • Use battery-operated lights rather than candles if the power goes out. Do not use propane or kerosene-fueled lamps indoors. Outside solar yard lights can be used inside to help light your home if the power goes out. Simply bring them in and place them in a tall flower vase or empty liter-sized soda pop bottle. Put them back outside during the day to recharge.

  • If you have a generator, keep it outside and run a cord to the inside of your house.

  • If you use an electric space heater of any kind, make certain it is three feet away from anything flammable. Be sure to unplug it before going to bed at night.

  • Never use gas ovens, gas ranges, barbecues, or propane or kerosene heaters indoors. They use oxygen and create carbon monoxide that can cause suffocation.

  • Be sure to put fresh batteries in your carbon monoxide detectors. If you need help replacing those batteries, contact Port Ludlow Fire & Rescue at (360) 437-2236 for assistance.

  • Jefferson County Dept. of Emergency Management strongly encourages residents to check their emergency supplies before winter comes. Consider getting some easy to fix meals such as soup or hot cereal that can be prepared on a camp stove or outdoor grill that is used outdoors on your deck or patio.

Stay warm and safe this winter. If you have any questions, please call me at (360) 437-2236 or email me at brad.martin@plfr.org.


This article was previously published in the January 2021 edition of the Port Ludlow Voice.

This time of year brings sunny days, warmer temperatures, and the potential for wild land fire danger.


Effective July 1 through September 30 or until further notice, a burn ban will be in effect for all land clearing or outdoor burning within Jefferson County as recommended by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Jefferson County Board of Fire Chiefs and the Jefferson County Fire Marshal. This burn ban does not currently apply to recreational fires.


Requirements for recreational fires are defined by the international fire code and the Washington State Administrative Code (173-425-050). They boil down to the following:

  • A recreational fire is defined as outdoor burning of charcoal or firewood where the fuel is not contained in an incinerator, out-door fire place, barbecue grill or barbecue pit.

  • Recreational fires are for pleasure, religious, ceremonial, cooking, warmth or similar purpose.

  • Recreational fires should be no larger than 3 feet by 3 feet in size.

  • You may only burn natural materials, no garbage or manmade items.

  • You must have a water source with a hose adjacent to the file.

  • Also see the EJFR Burn Guidelines

Fires used for debris or rubbish disposal are not considered recreational fires and are illegal.


All county-wide burning is subject to immediate closure at any time based on the DNR fire rating for fire danger or air stagnation conditions as determined by the Washington State Department of Ecology, the Olympic Region Clean Air Authority and/or the DNR.


Have a great summer. Be safe and responsible. Please remember to monitor and completely extinguish all fires.

HEADQUARTERS

Fire Station No. 31

7650 Oak Bay Road

Port Ludlow, WA 98365

BUSINESS HOURS

Monday through Friday, 
8:00 am – 4:30 pm

FIRE CHIEF

Brad Martin

PHONE

(360) 437-2236

GENERAL FAX

(360) 437-9184

CONFIDENTIAL FAX

(866) 367-2291

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