Key Information

Governance

  • Formal Name: San Juan Fire Protection District #3
  • Organized: 1958 under Title 52 Revised Code of Washington
  • Elected Board of Fire Commissioners: Frank Cardinale (chair), Albert Olson (vice-chair), Dwight Colley
  • Board Meetings: The 2nd Tuesday each month @ 3:00PM.

see Governance page for details

District

  • District Population (2021):

    • Registered Voters: 7,052
    • Permanent: 9,000 (est.)
    • Summer Effective Population: 21,000 (est.);
  • District Area: 61 Sq. Miles - San Juan Island, including Town of Friday Harbor, as well as Brown, Henry, Johns, Pearl, Spieden, and Stuart Islands.

District Map
District Map

Administrative Staff

  • Fire Chief, EFO: Norvin Collins
  • Asst. Chief/Operations: Noel Monin
  • Administrative Assistant: Robin K. Garcia
  • Fleet Maintenance Officer: Tad Lean
  • Training Officer: Karl Kuetzing

Finance (2022)

  • Assessed Valuation of property within District: $4,481,351,335
  • Levy rate: $0.4188417131 per $1000 assessed value
  • District Funding: $1,876,976.87 from Regular Levy
  • State Audit: Accountability Report 2018

see County Assessor and Governance page for details and budgets

Staff & Volunteer Responders (Jan 2022)

  • Volunteer EMTs and/or Firefighters: 32
  • Volunteer Support Personnel: 12
  • Part Time Firefighters/EMTs: 5
  • Full Time Firefighters/EMTs: 7
  • Total Active Members: 56

EMS specific Responders:

  • 18 EMTs
  • 1 Senior EMS Instructor
  • 7 EMT Evaluators

Contact

see Contact page for details

WSRB Fire Insurance Rating

District Facilities & Apparatus

  • Station locations:

    • Station 31: Friday Harbor (staffed 24/7)
    • Station 32: Cape San Juan
    • Station 33: Bailer Hill/Little Mnt.
    • Station 34: Sunset Point
    • Station 35: Roche Harbor
    • Station 36: Eagle Crest
  • Equipment Caches: Brown, Henry, Johns, Pearl, and Stuart Islands

  • Emergency Apparatus:

    • 6 - Type 1 Engines (1000 gal, 1000gpm, dump tank)
    • 1 - Quint Ladder
    • 1 - Type 3 Brush Engine
    • 1 - Type 5 Brush Engine
    • 1 - Type 6 Brush Engine
    • 1 - 2500 Gallon Water Tender
    • 1 - 2000 Gallon Water Tender
    • 1 - Light Rescue
    • 1 - 25’ Fast Response Boat
    • 4 - Command Vehicles
    • 1 - Mobile Mechanic Vehicle
    • 1 - Utility Vehicle

Misc.

  • Response Radio Frequencies:
    • Dispatch “Fire South”: 155.79750
    • Dispatch “Fire North”: 155.14500
    • Dispatch “EMS”: 155.28000