Your Fire Department is dedicated to improving the quality of life for the citizens and visitors of the City while providing a board range of services designed to save lives and property.
The majority of fire inspections are conducted by the on-duty firefighters.The inspections not only serve as an important part of the overall fire prevention effort, they also provide an opportunity for firefighters to walk through the majority of structures in the City, enabling them to become familiar with their layout, their contents and their construction.
While conducting the regular inspections, firefighters provide a very valuable money-saving service to building owners – they conduct annual confidence tests of fire alarm and fire sprinkler systems.Many jurisdictions require building owners to have these systems tested annually at their own expense.
Several of the more complex occupancies in the City are inspected directly by the Fire Marshal.These occupancies include Nippon Paper, K-Ply and Olympic Medical Center.In addition, many other specialized inspections are conducted by the Fire Marshal.These include; inspections prior to shipboard hot-work, inspection of underground fuel tank installations and abandonments, inspections in conjunction with certificates of occupancy, the inspection of all in-home daycares and the inspection and testing of all new fire alarm and fire sprinkler systems.
A vital part of any effective fire prevention program is an active public education effort. The most cost-effective way to combat the fire problem is to prevent fires before they start, and the most cost-effective way to prevent fires from starting is to educate the public about fires.
An effective public education program should start with persons at an early age and continue throughout their lives. Obviously the content and delivery will change as the audience grows older and matures.
The Port Angeles Fire Department provides public education opportunities for thousands of individuals ranging from pre-schoolers to senior citizens.
Permits - Inspections
General Fire Safety Lectures
Stop-Drop-Roll Burn Prevention
Fire Cause, Origin & Arson Investigation
Fire Evacuation Drills
Target Hazard Pre-Fire Planning
Residential Fire Sprinkler Demonstrations
Quality Assurance Inspections
of Early Detection & Suppression Systems
Services Lectures to Civic Groups
Place of Assembly Inspections *
Job Shadow/Ride-A-Long Program
(Special Limitations Apply)
Welding & Cutting Inspections *
Underground Storage Tank
Abandonment Inspections *
*Permit and/or fee required. Please inquire.
If you would like further information on a public education program or permit,
contact us at Fire Prevention or phone (360) 417-4653.
MEDICAID ELIGIBLE, IN HOME - CARE MEDIC 1 EXEMPTION
In 2005, the State Legislature reaffirmed the City's ability to operate and fund an ambulance utility. In addition, the Legislature provided statutory guidance in setting the City's ambulance utility rates.
Included in this guidance, is a provision that provides a fee exemption for those utility customers who receive in-home care services and who are on Medicaid or are Medicaid eligible.
The City of Port Angeles has adopted an ambulance (Medic I) fee exemption program that provides its eligible customers with an exemption of their Medic I monthly utility charge.
Please download the application form for complete information.
Medic 1 Exemption Forms Note: You must have Adobe Acrobat reader installed to view this file.