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South Bay Fire Department!

Changes to the Burn Permit Process:  All burn permits must be obtained on-line only!

Beginning October 16, 2014, the Olympic Region Clean Air Agency (ORCAA), has changed their policy on burn permits. PERMITS MUST NOW BE COMPLETED ON-LINE. To do so, please visit burnpermitonline

Please note that a copy of the computer-generated burn permit must be posted at the site while burning.   For questions, please  call ORCAA at 360-539-7610 or 800-422-5623

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.

bazaarThe South Bay Fire Fighters’ Association 16th Annual Holiday Bazaar this weekend! November 1, 2014 9 am-4 pm

Read here for more information.

Join us for our fun-filled shopping event! This traditional event started in 1998 and is well attended by the community. Vendors and artists sell arts and crafts, handmade treasures,  holiday gift items, commercial items, and much more! Fire Fighters host a snack bar and bake sale.  All proceeds go back to the community through charitable programs.

Joint efforts with the North Olympia Fire District 7NOFD

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

The next Special Joint Meeting will be on Monday, November 6, 2014 beginning at 9:00 am at Station 8-1.

Board members will attend a Joint Retreat on November 10 & 17, beginning at 9 am. The retreat will be held at Pellegrino’s Vineyard Room, located at 205 Cleveland Ave SE Tumwater.

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:  November 20; December 18


There will be a Special Joint Meeting on Monday, November 6, 2014 beginning at 9:00 am at Station 8-1.  The purpose of the meeting is to discuss merger issues.

There will be two Joint Board Retreats on November 10 & 17, 2014, beginning at 9:00 am held at 205 Cleveland Ave SE, Tumwater, WA 98501

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

Free CPR Classes

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: 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 November 13,  6:00-7:00 pm Meetings are held at Station 8-1.

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.