City of Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island, Washington, Whidbey Island's Premier Waterfront Community

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865 SE Barrington Drive
Oak Harbor, WA 98277
Phone: 360-279-4500
Fax: 360-279-4507

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[this is no longer updated -- please see posts on our Facebook page]

SEP 26: Have you seen our newly painted signs? Lieutenant Baer used his skills and ingenuity to revamp the signage at Station 81; he did an amazing job (and saved a lot of money by doing this project in-house). If you happen to be driving by at night, the new sign lighting system looks fantastic. What do you think? [includes photo of OHFD Station 81 sign]

SEP 26: First aid kits should be everywhere... in your car, at home, at work. Time to check those near you -- are all the "regular size bandages" used up? Check expiration dates and make any needed replacements and refills. #30days30ways for preparedness month

SEP 25: Children and fire can be a deadly combination. Oak Harbor Fire Department offers Youth Firesetting Prevention and Intervention. Nationally, in an average year children "playing" with fire cause 56,300 fires, 100 deaths, and 880 injuries. Do you know the signs that indicate a child may be misusing fire?

SEP 24: WOW!!!! Toppins DOES have amazing customers! Thank you so much for choosing us and thank you to all your customers for supporting our bike helmet program!

SEP 24: We are so excited to be chosen as as the charity of the month at Toppins Frozen Yogurt! They are donating their tips to our bike helmet program this month.... so head over for some yummy fro-yo and support this great community-oriented local business. Thanks Toppins!

SEP 23 via Facebook: The Island County Burn Ban is now lifted. To obtain a verbal permit to burn >4ft, call (360) 679-7350.
SEP 23 via Facebook: Happy Birthday Lieutenant Cross! LT Cross has been a firefighter serving the Oak Harbor community since 2003. Thank you for your dedicated service and leadership. [included photo of LT Cross]
SEP 21 via Facebook: Happy Birthday Chaplain Hancock. Our volunteer chaplain, R. Hancock continues his service to the fire department and to the City (he retired as a firefighter with OHFD in 2009, after 36 years of dedicated service). Thank you for your time and compassion. We appreciate you. [included photo of Chaplain Hancock]
SEP 20 via Facebook: The Great Washington Shake Out is coming on October 17th. Register now to participate in this earthquake preparedness drill... practice with your family, your coworkers or your students. Register today and learn how and why to participate.
SEP 20 via Facebook: Happy birthday to Firefighter Carroll... FF Carroll has been serving the City of Oak Harbor since 2003 and we thank him for his dedicated service. [included photo of FF Carroll]
SEP 20 via Facebook Oak Harbor Fire will be participating in BIG RIG Day at Hillcrest Elementary next week... it's so much fun to show off our shiny fire engines.
SEP 19 via Facebook Arrr, me hearties, we be honorin' #tlapd (talk like a pirate day), and remindin' ye - piracy be dangerous business and ye best be preparein' for whatever lay ahead. d'ye know even pirates take time to prepare? Ye best be followin' their lead. Until next time, maytees me be wishin' ye fair winds and followin' seas.#30days30ways

SEP 18 via Facebook: The Island County burn ban will be lifted effective 8am, Monday, 9/23/2013. 

To obtain a verbal permit for fires less than 4 feet in diameter, call 360-679-7350 (North Whidbey). 
A written permit is required for fires larger than 4 feet in diameter, see news release from Island County Fire Marshal for more information.
As always burning garbage and the use of burn barrels is illegal State Wide and subject to fines that can exceed $1000.00.

SEP 17 via Facebook: Our flags are at half-staff through close of business Friday, 9/20 as a mark of respect for the victims of the tragic events at the Washington Navy Yard. We encourage you to join this recognition.
SEP 16 via Facebook: Did you see our ad in the Whidbey News Times classified? We're advertising for Paid-On-Call Firefighter positions. No experience necessary, we'll train. Taking applications until October 1, 2013. 

If you have any questions about the positions available, please let us know.

SEP 11 via Facebook Taking a day to remember the day that changed us forever. Today is the 12th anniversary of "9/11". Remember it by taking time to reflect, spread kindness, and live with honor.

The men and women of Oak Harbor Fire Department are proud to serve the Oak Harbor community and are grateful for your support.

SEP 9 via Facebook Give High Fivers, not high fevers... Keep your hands clean and minimize the spread of germs. #30days30ways
SEP 4 via Facebook: What unusual item do you have in your emergency kit?#30days30ways

SEP 4 via Facebook Even with all the rain, the burn ban is still in effect for Island County. Burning yard debris in Island County will need to wait until the ban is lifted... the permanent Burn Ban for the City of Oak Harbor and it's Urban Growth Areas prohibits land clearing fires year-round. Ask us your burning questions, we're here to help!
SEP 3 via Facebook : Get kids ready for #BackToSchool. Teach bus safety and have them always stand 4 giant steps back from the curb. Be Safe!
SEP 3 via Facebook:  If you live within the city limits of Oak Harbor, Oak Harbor Fire Department (that's us!), is your Emergency Management Agency.

If you live in Island County, outside of the City of Oak Harbor Limits and north of Libby Rd, than North Whidbey Fire & Rescue is your Emergency Management Agency.

SEP 2 via Facebook:  Heavy traffic expected today. Seatbelts are the most effective form of protection in a crash. Set an example & use your seatbelt. Be Safe!
SEP 1 via Facebook:  Let the game begin! It's the first day of National Preparedness Month. Get today's challenge at
AUG 30 via Facebook:  Plan ahead for a safe #LaborDay. Before you celebrate, choose a designated driver -- on the water and on the road.
AUG 28 via Facebook: Preparing for a disaster can be fun! Play the 30 Days 30 Ways game at Challenge yourself with daily preparedness tasks during National Preparedness Month. Game begins September 1st. Be Your Own Hero!" Links to

AUG 27 via Facebook: "Get ready for Back-To-School.... PREP SCHOOL! September is National Preparedness Month. Stay tuned."

AUG 26 via Twitter: "OHFD responding to a disabled vehicle at SR 20 & SW Barrington Dr. (8/26; 1113) Avoid the area if possible."

AUG 23 via Twitter & Facebook: "Thank you for supporting firefighters and their families with Stand With Those Who Serve Week proclamation Aug 25 - Sept 1."

AUG 20 via Facebook: "It's true...The burn ban has been down-graded and recreational and cooking fires are allowed again in approved fire pits. Briquettes are allowed again too. Continue to use caution as you enjoy your campfire. Keep a charged garden hose nearby and never leave the fire unattended."

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