Welcome to the

South Bay Fire Department!

Applications are being accepted for two full-time, permanent firefighter/EMT positions.

The application and testing is open to all who qualify and will be done through Public Safety Testing. Application must be made at www.publicsafetytesting.com. Candidates cannot apply in person at our locations. Here is the job posting: SBFD FF Job posting

June 13, 2014 testing closes
Week of June 15-21 first interview scheduled
Week of June 22-28 second interview scheduled
Tentative start August 2014

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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: May 15; June 19; July 17; August 21; September 18; October 16; November 20; December 18

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.

April 23; May 7; May 14;  June 18

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)

Ron Wertz Awarded Emergency Medical Technician Gold Medal

Pictured L-R; Martin Spani, VFW Post 1040 Commander, Ron A. Wertz, EMT of the Year.

Pictured L-R; Martin Spani, VFW Post 1040 Commander, Ron A. Wertz, EMT of the Year.

On January 16, 2014, VFW Post 1040 Commander, Martin Spani, awarded the Emergency Medical Technician Gold Medal Award to South Bay Fire’s long-time volunteer Ronald A. Wertz. Ron received this award for giving 34 tireless years of service to the Fire department. During his tenure with the Department he held the position of Firefighter/EMT, level One Firefighter, Shift Captain and Incident Command CPR instructor. Ron Wertz is outstanding in his field, well representing the South bay Fire Department and is extremely deserving of the award!


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.