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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


2015 Mission, Vision & Goals – read here


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:  August 4 at 5:30 pm; August 20 at 9:00 am; Sept 1 at 5:30 pm; Sept 17 at 9:00 am; Oct 15 at 5:30 pm

Supporting Documents

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

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

Most meetings last between one to three hours. All regular and special Board meetings are open to the public and all actions authorized or required by law are


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.

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)


 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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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.

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