WELCOME TO THE BRINNON FIRE DEPARTMENT
The summer months are now upon us. This time of year brings sunny days, warmer temperatures and the potential for wild land fire danger.
Effective July 1 through September 30, 2018, 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.
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.
Additional information may be available from the Washington State Department of Natural Resources.
Have a great summer. Be safe and responsible. Please remember to monitor and completely extinguish all fires.
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Is your driveway wide enough and stable enough for fire apparatus to travel on?
Imagine that you're at home late one evening and awake to smoke alarms sounding. You realize that your home is charged with smoke and something is burning. What happens if the fire department cannot reach your home? The fire department responds in large fire engines and water tender trucks to bring water to the scene. Preconnected hoses are 200 feet in length. We experience emergencies on a monthly basis where the ambulance or fire engine cannot travel all the way to a residence due to a narrow, overgrown, or unstable roadway. We ask that you please make sure your driveway is accessible so that we can access your residence when needed! If you have any questions, or need us to come out and take a look at it, please give us a call today!
Be sure to check your driveway each spring for overgrown limbs, washed out areas, and repair and trim as necessary. If you are unsure about the width, you can contact the department to assess it.
Another note: if we must cross a bridge to get to your residence, fire department apparatus will not cross it unless it has been inspected by an engineer with maximum load capacity clearly posted on both ends or it is a county maintained bridge.
Brinnon Fire Department covers 132 square rural miles, consisting of wilderness, National Forest Land, and land managed by the Department of Natural Resources, residential, and commercial property owners. The department provides the following services to the community:
Basic Life Support and Intermiediate Life Support medical services and transport
Advanced Life Support (Paramedic) services