Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Physical Ability Challenge

The drill schedule includes some fun firefighter physical ability challenges. Now is the time to get in shape. Check out X-treme fitness or San Juan Fitness, or take advantage of the equipment at Station 31.
The PAT includes a 150 foot dry hose deployment, a 70 foot charged hose line advance, a ladder halyard raise, "roof" walk, attic crawl, simulated roof ventilation, rescue drag, ladder carry, stair climb, search, and hose hoist. Start exercising now!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Thanks are due to all the people that spent Saturday building the Saving Our Own prop. Just a few finishing touches and we are ready to put it to use in coming drills.
Thanks Julie, Peter, Jerry, Shaun, Steve, David, Michael, Chris, and Johnathan.

Friday, February 20, 2009

New Pagers

Minitor V pagers have been distributed. The programming information is available at the SJI Fire web site Communications page:

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Every 15 Minutes

Every 15 minutes someone dies as the result of an alcohol related collision.

We will be participating in the Every 15 Minutes presentation at the Friday Harbor High School on April 22nd. If you would like to take part in this valuable teaching opportunity please sign up on the FireCo web site. You do not have to be fully heavy rescue certified to participate.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Close Call

This morning after shot shows just how close a call our recent MVA response was. Thanks to those that assisted on scene. Our discussion of rope operations is ongoing, your thoughts and input are appreciated.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

We're back on track to build our Saving Our Own training prop. The work is scheduled for Feb. 21 & 22. You may sign up at
South Whidbey F & R is hosting a 40 hour rope rescue course on the weekends of April 18 & 19, 25 & 26. The 4 ten hour days are mostly hands on training. Interested? Contact the training officer.

Here they are, the SJI Fire All Stars of 2008. L to R: Ted Noll Sta. 33 Firefighter of the year, Joan Byrne, special recognition by the Association, Julie Owens Sta. 35 Firefighter of the Year, Kate Hunter drama queen award, Joe Cooper Department Firefighter of the Year, David Howitt, Rescue Crew Member of the Year, Mark Tompkins Officer of the Year, and Daven Holzer Rookie of the Year.