Port Ludlow Fire & Rescue - plfr.org


Fire Chief Brad Martin

Headquarters Station No. 31

7650 Oak Bay Road
Port Ludlow, WA 98365

Business Hours: 8am-4:30pm, Mon-Fri

360-437-2236 phone
866-367-2291 fax

Special Meeting Nov 21 at 6 PM click to read more

Kidde Alarm Recall... click to read more

9-1-1 Scam Alert... click to read more

Touch Point Fan Heaters Recalled Due to Fire Hazard...click to read more

Carruth Candleholder Tea Lights Recalled Due to Fire Hazard... click to read more

May 23, 2013
Fire District 3 issues layoff, rank reduction notices; Levy planned for November ballot

August 14, 2012
Martin named Chief for Port Ludlow Fire District


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7650 Oak Bay Road

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Port Ludlow Fire and Rescue

Port Ludlow Fire & Rescue is a dedicated group of fire service professionals who deeply care about the community and citizens that they protect. Serving a community of approximately 5000 residents, we currently operate out of three facilities. Two of the stations (Fire Station No. 31 and No. 33) have full-time firefighters and emergency medical technicians and all of our facilities are supplemented with volunteer staff. The District serves the areas known as the Port Ludlow Master Planned Resort (North Bay and South Bay), Mats Mats... click to read more

Fall 2014 - As you change batteries out on your smoke alarms and check your hardwired detectors, keep an eye out for some Kidde systems which have been recalled. They are all residential AC/DC smoke alarms and combination smoke/carbon monoxide alarms which were manufactured between certain dates in 2013 and 2014. Please see the Public Safety Notice for complete details.

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From the desk of Chief Martin

At the July Board of Fire Commissioners Meeting, a 4-Year Temporary Maintenance and Operations (M&O) Levy at the rate of $0.59/$1,000 Assessed Value was approved to be put on the November 5th, ballot.

I would like to make sure everyone is keenly aware that the levy sunsets in 4 years and requires another vote of the people to extend, if needed. 

I know that there is a lot of differing of opinions on what the levy is for, and I want to clear up any concerns and state very clearly what the levy will be used for. 

I have had to issue 3 layoff slips and 3 rank reduction slips that will take effect on December 31, 2013, should the Levy Fail. If we are successful at passing the levy, those layoff slips will be retracted.

Currently, Port Ludlow Fire & Rescue services our community with 12 career firefighters. The layoffs would equate to a 25% career workforce reduction as well as losing one of our Paramedics. The paramedic loss would inflict an overtime increase of nearly $60,000/year, which would further cause a significant financial impact on our budget. This overtime increase will ensure that there is 1 paramedic on duty at all times (24 hours day, 7 days a week). It would also mean that we have only 3 total paramedics in the department.  Additionally, the M&O Levy would help fund nearly $400,000 dollars in unfunded equipment replacement and maintenance projects ($100,000/year) during the 4-year Levy.

There are no plans on purchasing any fire engines, or increasing our career staffing.

This levy is a bridge for us to wade through the fiscal climate.

Our website has a tab specifically dedicated to the M&O information.

I encourage you to contact me with any further questions or to come speak at one of your community events.

Please call me at 360-437-2236 or my email, brad.martin@plfr.org.

Thank you, I look forward to hearing from you,

Brad Martin, Fire Chief