We are updating the District’s long-range master plan to more consistently achieve our Mission and Target Levels of Service.
In 2016, phase-I of the planning process focused on staffing. A series of workshops was held involving volunteers and career staff to consider alternatives for sustainable staffing expansion for the long-term. The Chief proposed a modified staffing plan and organization structure which was approved by the Board. Implementation of the resulting changes has begun and is expected to continue over the next year.
During the first half of 2018, phase-II of the planning effort will focus on long term facilities needs and how our members can be most cost-effectively deployed to improve service consistency. This may include the evaluation of:
- Optimal locations and number of fire stations
- The sale of under-used properties
- Staff deployment models (how members are assigned to stations)
- Facility upgrades and/or building of new fire stations
- Financing requirements and methods
- Interim activities to improve service while long range plans are implemented
This phase of planning will have significant implications on service and costs. It is important to have both department members and citizens involved and aware of the alternatives and trade-offs being considered. To help promote involvement in the process, this web page will include the relevant documents that are produced as part of the planning process.
The planning process for phase-II planning will proceed in 5 steps:
- Organize the planning process and collect relevant data
- Gather ideas and concerns to consider in planning
- Work through all of the information to develop feasible alternatives
- Review alternatives with all stakeholders for feedback
- Refine and select a plan with which to move forward
The public are encouraged to attend this phase and some will be scheduled during evenings and publicized to encourage greater participation.
Phase III planning, expected to commence later in 2018, will address remaining areas including training, support functions, apparatus and equipment, public education and prevention, etc.
The Board will hold several workshop meetings to work on Master Planning. Currently scheduled Special Meetings will be held: January 19 & 26, 2018, beginning at 9:00 am and January 22, at 5:00 pm. We will hold meetings at the North Olympia Station 8-3 (5046 Boston Harbor Rd NE Olympia, WA 98506). Future meetings will be announced as the planning process continues.
Master Planning Documents
The District developed these documents in previous planning efforts related to improving service on Johnson Point. They have useful background information and will be referenced in the planning process.
- FD8 Master Planning Process
- 2017 District Master Plan Overview
- 2017 Strategic Staffing Plan
- 2013 FD8 Strategic Plan
- 2018 Incident Response Statistics
- 2018 Facility Profiles
- 2016 Station Five Mile Maps
- 2016 Two or Three Firestations
- 2015 WSRB FD8 Report
- 2014 ESIP
- 2012 Citizens Advisory Final Report
- 2010 Advisory Task Force Final Report
- Northend Proj Cost Summary
- 2012 Station Remodel Plan
- 2016 Station Five Mile Maps Addendum
- WSRB Firestation Definition
- Sta 8-1 Wetlands
Workshop Meeting Minutes