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South Bay Fire Department!
Burning is not permitted from July 15 – October 15th or during a burn curtailment
Outdoor Residential Burning is allowed from October 16th thru July 14th. A permit is required for Residential Outdoor Burning and must be posted on the site. To stay up-to-date on the status of burn bans, please register for the ORCAA email news alerts on the ORCAA website www.orcaa.org
Thurston County and Washington State Burn Ban Information
On June 26, 2015 Governor Inslee issued a proclamation, which supersedes the Dept. of Natural Resources’ June 22 burn ban, which states it prohibits campfires in state forests, state parks, and anywhere else on the 13 million acres of Washington forestlands DNR protects from wildlife. It will be valid through September 30, 2015.
Read more here: Countywide Burn Ban
Take Our Fire District Survey
In 2015, the North Olympia Fire District 7 merged into the South Bay Fire District 8. Since its creation in 1953, Fire District 8 has un-officially referred to itself as the South Bay Fire Department. Due to the merger, the District is considering whether or not to change its un-official name. We are asking for stakeholder input about this question. If you would like to offer your input, you can participate in a brief on-line survey here: We welcome your opinion. Any change would be subject to Board of Fire Commissioner approval.
North-end Firestation Project Briefing
On August 11th the Board held a Special workshop to brief the newest Board members on the north-end firestation project. Several community members were in attendance. Here are the documents that were used at the workshop.
Board of Fire Commissioners’ Meetings
Regular Board meetings will be held once or twice a month; on the first Tuesday of the month (beginning at 5:30 pm) and third Thursday of the month (beginning at 9:00 am).
2015 Schedule: Sept 1 at 5:30 pm; Sept 17 at 9:00 am; Oct 15 at 5:30 pm
Special Meeting: The Board will hold a special workshop on Tuesday, September 1, beginning at 3:00 pm. The purpose of the workshop is to review staffing issues.
All meetings will be held at Station 8-1 unless otherwise noted. Most meetings last between one to three hours. All regular and special Board meetings are open to the public.
Note: Meetings are subject to change. Notice of change will be posted on this site and at the meeting location.
Citizens Advisory Team
Next Meeting November 12, 2015 6:00-7:00 pm To be held at Station 8-1.
Members of the South Bay community are welcome to attend our Citizens Advisory Team. 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.