Welcome to the
South Bay Fire Department!

Burning will not be permitted from July 15th through October 15th or during a burn curtailment.

The restrictions on outdoor burning during the summer and early autumn has resulted in a significant drop in brush fires and property damage each of the past couple years, according to fire officials.

Residents who have yard waste to dispose of should look into clean alternatives to burning. Alternatives such as chipping and composting help keep our air clean and healthful. Those alternatives can also be used all summer, unlike burning. Read here for more information on burning.

Joint efforts with the North Olympia Fire District 7

On February 3, 2014, North Olympia FD7 Board presented a Petition to merge with our District.  Prior to FD8 accepting the petition to merge, we would like to hear input for our citizens. Please attend our Citizens Advisory Group meeting on June 12th, 2014, beginning at 6:00 pm. This is your opportunity to learn about the impacts of the merger and to influence outcomes.

For information regarding Joint efforts with the North Olympia Fire District 7, read here:

Board of Fire Commissioners’ Meetings

Regular Board meetings will be held once a month on Thursdays and will begin at 5:30 pm. All meetings are held at Station 8-1.

2014 Schedule:  July 17; August 21; September 18; October 16; November 20; December 18

July 17, 2014 Board Meeting Supporting Documents

Note: Meetings are subject to change. Notice of change will be posted on this site and at the meeting location.


The South Bay Fire Department is pleased to offer free CPR classes at our main station 81 located at 3506 Shincke Rd NE, Olympia, WA 98506 Classes are held on Wednesdays, 7 pm – 10 pm and are taught by instructor Ron Wertz.

Current CPR Schedule: Sept. 10; Sept. 24; Oct. 8; Oct. 22; Nov. 5; Nov. 19; Dec.10 & Dec. 17 (Note: no classes are held at our location during the summer.)

Call Medic One at (360) 704-2780 to register for classes or for further information. (Note: If you would like information on FIRST AID classes, contact Medic One)

Citizens Advisory Group  Next Meeting August 14th,  6:00-7:00 pm

Members of the South Bay community are welcome to attend our Citizens Advisory Group. Read more here.


We hope the information provided on this site will help you learn more about our Department and our members. Please contact us if there are any questions concerning the Department or its activities.