Thurston County Fire Protection District 8


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South Bay Fire Department Host Blood Drive!

Please join us on Thursday, July 29th from 9 am - 2 pm at our headquarters located at 3506 Shincke Road NE to make a blood donation through the Cascade Regional Blood Services Bloodmobile.

Since the Covid-19 pandemic began, there has been a critical need for blood products. The decrease in blood drives has resulted in a low community blood supply while the need for blood has rapidly increased as hospitals resume elective surgeries and continue treatments for cancer, other diseases such as sickle cell anemia and daily traumas. If you are healthy and eligible we encourage you to donate!

What Can I Expect When Donating? 

The process is an ‘essential service’ and very easy and safe. Bring photo id with you. You will be registered, and fill out a
questionnaire to confirm that you are eligible to donate that day. In a private area, a friendly phlebotomist will ask you a
‘mini’ physical, checking your blood pressure, temperature, pulse, and iron level.


You will be led to the donor area and relax on a comfy bed for your donation. We collect about one pint of blood in a sterile bag. Afterwards, you’ll enjoy refreshments and then be on your way.

Donations By Appointment Only!! 

Please sign-up to make your Blood Donation! 
Click here to sign up or click the image above.

South Bay Fire District 8

Community Risk Assessment Dashboard

The South Bay Fire District is excited to announce its new, online Community Risk Assessment Dashboard. 

This virtual dashboard is created in partnership with mySidewalk, a data science platform designed for public service.


Our Fire Department responds to thousands of incidents each year, the majority of which are calls for Emergency Medical Service. We are on the front lines responding to emergency incidents, but it is also our duty to proactively prevent and mitigate the impact of these incidents. 

This Community Risk Assessment is being used as a comprehensive plan to prevent incidents and improve life for all our residents.

Click here to view the South Bay Fire District 8 Community Risk Assessment Dashboard or click

the map on the right. 

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June 24, 2021 - DNR restricts burning in Clallam, Jefferson, Mason, Grays Harbor, Pacific, Thurston Counties


Fire Safety Video - Napa Fire Department: "Don't Burn Down Your House" music video

ORCAA - A local government agency charged with regulatory and enforcement authority for air quality issues.

PSE - Are you prepared if the power goes out? Be prepared and stay safe.

Ready - Ready is a National public service campaign designed to educate and empower the American people                     to prepare for, respond to and mitigate emergencies, including natural and man-made disasters.

Smart 911 - Give 9-1-1 the information they need to help you fast.

National Weather Service (NWS) - Local forecast, Olympia.

Get Ready to Shakeout - International ShakeOut Day is always the third Thursday of October (this year: October 21).

The main goal of the ShakeOut is to get Washingtonians prepared for major earthquakes, so use the ShakeOut as an opportunity to learn what to do before, during, and after an earthquake.

Thurston County Shakeout Participants


For more information about the 2019 Novel Coronavirus situation, please visit the Washington State Department of Health COVID-19 page.

Healthy Washington - Roadmap to Recovery

(January 11, 2021 - New Link)


Roadmap to Recovery Metrics - Washington State COVID-19 - Reopening Dashboard

For the current reopening phases by region reports, click this link: Roadmap to Recovery Reports

Regional Approach
Effective January 11, 2021, the State of Washington is launching Healthy Washington – Roadmap to Recovery which will use a regional approach for its upcoming phased recovery plan. These regions are largely based on the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) regions used for evaluating healthcare services given the concern for COVID-19’s potential impact on the healthcare system.

There will be eight regions in Washington that fall along county lines. Most regions in Washington have four or more counties. These regions are designed based on the available health care services in the area which has a strong connection to the metrics we will be using for COVID-19 hospitalizations, case data, and general mobility of individuals.

Washington Exposure Notifications - WA Notify

Washington Exposure Notifications (also known as WA Notify) is a new tool that works through smartphones,

without sharing any personal information, to alert users if they may have been exposed to COVID-19.

It is completely private, and doesn’t know or track who you are or where you go.

Washington State COVID-19 Vaccination Plan

COVID-19 Data for Thurston County

COVID19 Risk Assessment Dashboard

This page contains links to programs and services that may be helpful

for Washingtonians who are impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic

WA Department of Health COVID Tracker


The next REGULAR Board meeting will be July 13, 2021 at 5:30 pm.

July 13, 2021 Board Agenda

With the ongoing spread of the COVID-19 virus in our community and in accordance with prudent risk  management, we encourage the public to participate virtually.  To attend the meeting, simply click this Zoom  link:

Alternately, you can call in and listen to the meeting by dialing:  253-215-8782 US (Tacoma)

(Meeting ID: 812 9684 5898).

The meeting will begin promptly at 5:30 pm. We apologize for any inconvenience.  Thank you for your  understanding. 


Regular Board meetings will be held once a month on the second Tuesday of the month beginning at 5:30 pm.

​All regular meetings will be held at the Main South Bay Station unless otherwise noted. Most meetings last between one to three hours. All regular and special Board meetings are open to the public.   

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


2021 Board of Fire Commissioners’ Meetings

January 12          February 9          March 9

April 13               May 11                June 8

July 13                August 10            September 14

October 12        November 9        December 14

Download/print the 2021 Board Meetings Schedule


Board of Fire Commissioners’ Meeting Information


Special Meetings




Thurston County Fire Protection District 8