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office of state fire marshal.jpgThe Office of the State Fire Marshal is committed to promoting injury prevention and fire safety during the celebrations of Independence Day and New Years when fireworks are often used. Their mission is to implement a comprehensive and effective educational and enforcement program for fireworks injury prevention and fire safety.

Legal fireworks can be discharged in Thurston County July 3rd to July 4th, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.  Please visit  the State Fire Marshal’s website here for all comprehensive information related to fireworks and locations of public fireworks displays. We recommend the Boston Harbor Marina – Friday, July 3rd, beginning at dusk.


OUTDOOR BURN BAN IN EFFECT       Fire officials strongly discourage fireworks

Thurston County officials are issuing a countywide burn ban that will take affect at 5 p.m. today, Tuesday, June 23. This ban covers all of unincorporated Thurston County. The Cities and UGA already have a full time burning ban. The burn ban decision comes as weather forecasters predict record high temperatures coming later this week along with the possibility of lightning strikes, but little or no precipitation.

The countywide ban on outdoor burning applies to all land clearing and yard debris burning. However, residents, outside the cities and UGA where there is a full time open burning ban, will still be able to enjoy small recreational fires in fire pits, as well as cooking with outdoor barbeques and stoves. Read more here: Countywide Burn Ban


Mission, Vision & Goals – read here


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.


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:   July 7 at 5:30 pm; 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

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

Special Meeting: There will be a Special Meeting on July 7, 2015 at 9 am. The purpose of the meeting is to hold an employee performance review. This will be in Executive Session.

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 taken at these 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.

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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