— from Marla Johns —
Orcas Island Fire and Rescue received a report from a local resident of concern this afternoon [Apr. 20, 2017]. The resident advised that a white vehicle came to their home and the vehicle occupants, two or more men, identified themselves as members of OIFR and stated they were verifying addresses with 911 records. The vehicle and its occupants DID NOT REPRESENT ORCAS ISLAND FIRE & RESCUE. The San Juan County Sheriff’s Department has been notified.
Orcas Island Fire & Rescue would like to advise the public that our department members do not go uninvited to residences. If a member is representing OIFR they will be in uniform, in a marked Orcas Fire vehicle, and have identification available.
Thank you to our community for alerting us to this situation. If you are approached by someone who identifies him or her self as an OIFR member and you have concerns, please contact us at 376-2331 or the Sheriff’s Department immediately (378-4151) and do not allow access to your home or property.