Voters will decide if the city of Port Townsend will be annexed into the East Jefferson Fire Rescue District during a special election Feb. 12.
Voters living within the city of Port Townsend and in the unincorporated area of East Jefferson Fire Rescue (EJFR) — which is Fire Protection District No. 1 — will receive ballots. It must be approved by 50 percent plus one for the measure to pass. The annexation of city of Port Townsend into EJFR would equalize an inequity that has existed for 11 years, said Port Townsend Mayor Deborah Stinson.
The action would allow the fire district — which now provides fire and emergency medical services (EMS) to the city by contract — to have jurisdiction over those services.