The regular Board of Commissioners meeting has been moved from November 16, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.
to November 23, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.
In addition, the Board of Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing on the projected 2022
revenue sources on November 23, 2021 at 3:30 p.m. Resolution 2021-11 below shows Revenue Sources.
The Zoom link to both meetings is on the Commission Meeting section.
There is a vacancy on the SJCFD#4 (Lopez Fire & EMS) Board of Commissioners. It is to complete the term for Fire Commissioner Position #2 through November 2023 when the position would then be up for election for a 4-year unexpired term. The two remaining Commissioners of SJCFD#4 are accepting letters of interest/resumes to serve as a Commissioner.
-Please mail your letter to: SJCFD#4, Attention: Commissioners, PO Box 1, Lopez Island WA 98261, or
- Drop it off at the Fire District Offices located at 2228 Fisherman Bay Rd, or
-Emailed it to email@example.com.
If you have questions please call 468-2991, Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 4:30 PM.
All interested citizens must be registered voters of San Juan County and residents of Lopez Island.
Recreational Fires are Allowed-
Recreational fires are three feet or less in diameter, built on bare soil, gravel, or in a fire bowl.
Recreational fires are campfires.
Use firewood only. No yard waste. No garbage.
Please keep Recreational Campfires well away from structures and put them
dead out before leaving them unattended.
However, please check with Washington State Parks or Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
for fire rules on their properties.
See our BURN PERMITS web page for more information about obtaining
Commercial or Residential Burn Permits
We are dedicated to the preservation and protection of life, property and the environment through a team effort of public education, fire prevention, disaster preparedness and mitigation. We provide emergency fire, rescue and medical services.
We serve the community and recognize that our people and associated support resources are the key to our success. We strive to be a valued member of the community.
Our objectives are to focus on excellence in the services we provide through continuous improvement in:
(a). San Juan County Fire Protection District No. 4 is a municipal corporation of the State of Washington that protects life and property and provides fire protection and emergency medical services to its citizens. This site is intended to serve as a mechanism for communication between the public and the District on the listed topics related to the District’s purpose of providing fire protection services, emergency medical services and protecting life and property. The opinions expressed by visitors to this site do not reflect the opinions of the District. Any comments submitted to this site and any lists of users or links are public records subject to disclosure pursuant to RCW 42.56. Users recognize that there is no expectation of privacy in the use of the District’s Social Media and users are cautioned to never disclose private or confidential information on this site.
(b). Communications made on this site do not constitute official notice to the District or any District personnel. Public Record requests may not be made on this site and must be submitted directly to the District’s Public Record Officer consistent with the District’s Public Record Policy.
See the entire policy under "MORE" tab, District Policies
District Social Media shall include a prominent statement of or link to the following Public Use Guidelines:
(a). Any individual accessing, using, posting or commenting on this site accepts without limitation or qualification, the District’s Social Media Policy including but not limited to these Public Use Guidelines. The District retains the right to modify its Policies without notice and any such modification shall be effective immediately. Users of District Social Media further recognize that such use is governed by the terms of service and privacy policies of the underlying social media service provider.
(b). Any individual accessing, using, posting or commenting on this site recognizes that Social Media use is not private and that the District is subject to the Washington State Public Records Act (chapter 42.56 RCW).
(c). The District’s Social Media constitutes a limited public forum. The District monitors this site on a regular basis and reserves the right to restrict or remove any content that is deemed in violation of the District’s social media policy, these Public Use Guidelines or any applicable law. Public posts, comments or links that contain any of the following forms of content shall not be allowed:
(i). Comments not topically related to the particular article/topic being commented upon;
(ii). Uses for the purpose of assisting a campaign for election of a person to an office or for the promotion of or opposition to a ballot proposition. Such a use of District Social Media is specifically prohibited by this Policy and RCW 42.17A.555, subject to the exceptions stated therein.
(iii). Profane language or content;
(iv). Content that promotes, fosters, or perpetuates discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, age, religion, gender, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, national origin, physical or mental disability or sexual orientation;
(v). Sexual content or links to sexual content;
(vi). Solicitations of commerce;
(vii). Conduct or encouragement of illegal activity;
(viii). Information that may tend to compromise the safety or security of the public or public systems; or
(ix). Content that violates a legal ownership interest of any other party.
(d). Any content removed based on these guidelines must be retained, including the time, date and identity of the poster when available.
We hold the taxpayers interest in high regard and are prudent and effective in the use of resources entrusted to us. These values are the foundations of this District. All staff adhere to these and model them for our community.
We respond from four strategically located fire stations:
4 Fire Engines