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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.

Merge with the North Olympia Fire District 7NOFD

On November 4th, the voters of North Olympia Fire District 7 approved Proposition 1 (proposal to merge with South Bay Fire District 8) by a majority of 76%, and approved Proposition 2 (proposal to raise the 2015 tax levy rate to $1.50 per $1k of assessed valuation) by 63%.  The approval by voters culminates a long-term effort to consolidate the two fire districts.  With both Boards of Fire Commissioners working together to combine governance, and staff working together to integrate administrative and operational functions, it is expected that the merged district will function as one in 2015.

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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:  June 10, 2015 at 5:30 pm;  July 7, 2015 at 5:30 pm.

NOTICE: The previously scheduled Board Meeting for June 2nd at 5:30 pm has been moved to Wednesday, June 10th at 5:30 pm. Also – the June 18th Board meeting has been cancelled.

There will be one Board Meeting in June: June 10th at 5:30 pm. and will be held at Station 8-1.

All meetings will be held at Station 8-1 unless otherwise noted.

Supporting Documents for Board Meetings

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 class schedule: May 21 (Note: this date is on a Thursday); June 17

Classes are not held at our location over the summer. For other class locations contact Medic One.

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 Team  Next Meeting  August 13, 2015  6:00-7:00 pm To be held at Station 8-3.

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.