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The 2017 International Shakeout Drill is tomorrow, Thursday the 19th at 10:19 a.m., millions of people around the world will Drop, Cover, and Hold On and practice other aspects of their emergency plans through  Are you prepared for an earthquake?Drop Cover Hold On

Shakeout Recommended Earthquake Safety Actions

Federal, State, and local emergency management experts and other official preparedness organizations all agree that “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” is the appropriate action to reduce injury and death during earthquakes. Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills ( are opportunities to practice how to protect ourselves during earthquakes.

You cannot tell from the initial shaking if an earthquake will suddenly become intense…so always Drop, Cover, and Hold On immediately!

In MOST situations, you will reduce your chance of injury if you:

DROP where you are, onto your hands and knees. This position protects you from being knocked down and also allows you to stay low and crawl to shelter if nearby.

COVER your head and neck with one arm and hand

  • • If a sturdy table or desk is nearby, crawl underneath it for shelter
  • • If no shelter is nearby, crawl next to an interior wall (away from windows)
  • • Stay on your knees; bend over to protect vital organs
    HOLD ON until the shaking stops.
  • • Under shelter: hold on to it with one hand; be ready to move with your shelter if it shifts
  • • No shelter: hold on to your head and neck with both arms and hands.

If there is no table or desk near you, drop to the ground and then if possible move to an inside corner of the room. Be in a crawling position to protect your vital organs and be ready to move if necessary, and cover your head and neck with your hands and arms.

Do not move to another location or outside. Earthquakes occur without any warning and may be so violent that you cannot run or crawl. You are more likely to be injured if you try to move around during strong shaking. Also, you will never know if the initial jolt will turn out to be start of the big one…and that’s why you should always Drop, Cover, and Hold On immediately!

More Information can be found here:

Earthquake Safety Video Series(Great ShakeOut YouTube Channel)

September 19, 2017


As of today, September 19th, the county-wide burn ban has been modified to permit campfires in established fire rings on private property and in campgrounds.

09192017 downgrade for campfires
On July 27, 2017 the NOLS Summer Reading program made a visit to the station.  The rambunctious group sang, danced, and read a few Fire themed stories.  What a great experience for everyone.  A special Thank You to Lieutenant Cooper, Medic Sundin, and Medic Laubach for your enthusiastic participation!
Clallam County Burn Restrictions
BurnBan June 30 2017

Improving the Quality of Life

The Port Angeles Fire Department is dedicated to improving the quality of life for the citizens and visitors of the city while providing a broad range of services designed to save lives and property.

The Port Angeles Fire Department offers a variety of services and programs to help educate the public on proper fire and personal safety.
Station Tours & Open House
The Port Angeles Fire Department offers station tours of its facilities and equipment to interested parties. Fire prevention and education is our main focus and we can provide lectures, demonstrations, and show fire safety videos.

Groups for station tours need to consist of individuals four years of age or older.              Email the Fire Department or call 360-417-4655 to arrange your station tour.