• On Scene

    Spring St. Fire Thoughts

    San Juan Island Fire & Rescue would like to express gratitude to emergency responders and the wider community in the aftermath of the April 7 fire downtown.

  • Announcement

    Update on Spring Street fire on April 7, 2022 – Joint Release

    San Juan Island Fire and Rescue, Town of Friday Harbor, and San Juan County Sheriff’s Office (SJCSO) are at a point in the investigation and recovery of the recent fire on Spring Street to share fire origin and cause.

  • Announcement

    Annual Easter Event

    SJIF&R and the San Juan Island Firefighters Association will host the annual Easter Egg Event this Sunday, April 17th from Noon to 2:00 p.m.

  • Announcement

    Training Burn in Friday Harbor

    San Juan Island Fire & Rescue will be conducting a training on March 26th and 27th. Exercises are planned to occur between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m on both days.

  • On Scene

    Fast Response Saves Friday Harbor Home

    On Friday afternoon, March 11, 2022, San Juan Island Fire and Rescue (SJIF&R) crews received a page from a 911 call regarding reports of fire at a home in the Town of Friday Harbor.

  • News


    In the 17th Century, English poet John Donne wrote a famous phrase stating that, “No man is an island.” While we live in the San Juan Islands, it is always important to know that no one is an island and we are not alone.

  • Fact Check

    We Are an EMS Agency

    Emergency medical services (EMS) is a component of the emergency service system. As a system, none of these component services stand alone. They must be fully linked to operate effectively and efficiently. SJIF&R is the largest EMS agency in the district, and one of six in the county.

  • News

    129,158 Minutes

    129,158 is how many minutes SJIF&R responders have been on active calls in the past year. 43 of your island neighbors contributed to that total, answering your requests for assistance 1,016 times.