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Port Ludlow Fire & Rescue responds to "all hazards" in the community. Our personnel must be prepared for all of the following—

  • Fires - structural and wild land

  • Explosions

  • Trauma/medical related incidents

  • Hazardous materials releases - land and water

  • Transportation related accidents

  • Natural and man-made disasters - earthquakes, tsunamis, etc.

  • Rescuing trapped victims.

  • Marine Response: disabled vessel, medical, fire, drowning


We also respond to non-emergency calls for service to assist citizens

  • Pumping flooded basements

  • Securing downed wires

  • Providing lift assistance to the ill or infirmed

  • Responding to calls concerning potentially dangerous odors or other similarly related calls for service

  • Fire & Life Safety Inspections


PLFR staff actively participates in the community, providing general education opportunities and speakers for local groups and events as well as offering Community Emergency Response Training (C.E.R.T.). District personnel are also available to install and change batteries in smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors.

How many people does it take for various calls?


The ideal number of people to have for a CPR call is 10. EMTs and paramedics are needed for chest compressions; charting interventions such as meds, IVs, breathing tube, central lines, shocks; assistance with equipment like backboards and the gurney.

There are minimum staffing mandates for house fires of at least two firefighters inside and two outside. Firefighters work in teams of two as mandated by law for safety reasons. Ideal minimum number of personnel on a house fire is 14-21.

Automatic Mutual Aid


PLFR has formal mutual aid agreements with all Jefferson County Fire Service Agencies and participates in the Washington State Mobilization Plan. These agreements allow for the seamless provision of emergency services both to Port Ludlow and from Port Ludlow to other jurisdictions.

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