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Thurston County Fire Protection District 8


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Please click here for more information about the South Bay Fire Department 2023 Levy Restoration Measure

(This page contains updated information as of March 31, 2023)

The Board of Fire Commissioners of Thurston County Fire Protection District 8 (South Bay) will host a Special Public Information Meeting on Thursday, March 30th, beginning at 7:00 pm to provide information on the District's proposed primary election ballot measure to authorize a restoration of the $1.50 property tax levy rate, to take effect in 2024.


There will be opportunities for questions and answers. The meeting will be held both in person at our South Bay Station 8-1, located at 3506 Shincke Road NE, as well as a remote Zoom option.


The Zoom link for the meeting is:


To prepare for the public meeting, feel free to email your questions and concerns to Chief VanCamp at


Our organization is proud of our fiscal responsibility and efficient use of public resources. We’d invite you to read our 2018-2020 State Audits:

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988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline (WA DOH) - On July 16, 2022, you can call, text, or chat 988 to be connected                                                                                 to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (NSPL). It will be                                                                                         confidential, free, and available 24/7/365.

Thurston County Outdoor Burning Information

The Air May be Warm, but the Water is Cold - Heat Information, NWS-Seattle

Air Quality Index (AQI) - Washington State Department of Ecology Interactive AQI Map

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

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.

Olympic Region Clean Air Agency


ORCAA - (Redesigned site) The Olympic Region Clean Air Agency (ORCAA) is a local government agency charged with regulatory and enforcement authority for air quality issues in Clallam, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Mason, Pacific, and Thurston counties. ORCAA is one of seven such regional air pollution control agencies in Washington state.

Public Comment Period open on proposed rule change regarding recreational fires in Lacey, Olympia, Tumwater

(December 8, 2022)

New Mobile App Puts Air Quality Awareness in Your Hands  - The AirQualityWA app, available on both the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store, provides real-time data about air quality conditions throughout the state.

Be Smoke ReadyWildfire smoke and your health

Be Smoke Ready - Finding Information on Smoke When You Need It

Outdoor Burning News and InformationAmbient Air Quality, Outdoor Burning, Woodstoves Info

Prepare Now for Wildfire Smoke Next Summer - ORCCA & Guidance From the Washington Department of Health

Air Quality Index (AQI) - Washington State Department of Ecology Interactive AQI Map


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

WA DOH Covid-19 Dashboard

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.

COVID-19 Data for Thurston County

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


Thurston County Fire Protection
District 8


The next REGULAR Board meeting will be April 11, 2023 at 5:30 pm (North Olympia Station 8-3, 5046 Boston Harbor Rd NE).

This meeting will be held as a hybrid meeting with in-person and Zoom available.  To attend the meeting via ZOOM, simply click this link:

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

(Meeting ID: 839 5992 4564;  Passcode: 132460).

The meeting will begin promptly at 5:30 pm. 


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.


2023 Board of Fire Commissioners’ Meetings

January 10, 2023 (held at North Olympia Station 8-3, 5046 Boston Harbor Rd NE, Olympia WA)

February 14, 2023

March 14, 2023

April 11, 2023 (held at North Olympia Station 8-3, 5046 Boston Harbor Rd NE, Olympia WA)

May 9, 2023

June 13, 2023

July 11, 2023 (held at North Olympia Station 8-3, 5046 Boston Harbor Rd NE, Olympia WA)

August 8, 2023

September 12, 2023

October 10, 2023 (held at North Olympia Station 8-3, 5046 Boston Harbor Rd NE, Olympia WA)

November 14, 2023

December 12, 2023

Download/print the 2023 Board Meetings Schedule

Download/print the 2023 Board of Fire Commissioners Calandar


Board of Fire Commissioners’ Meeting Information


Special Meetings

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