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South Bay Fire Department!
Burning will not be permitted from July 15th through October 15th or during a burn curtailment.
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.
Changes to the Burn Permit Process – Beginning October 16, 2014, 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
The South Bay Fire Fighters’ Association 16th Annual Holiday Bazaar is coming up. It will take place November 1st, 2014. 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.
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: October 16; 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.
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: 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 November 13, 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.