Thurston County Fire Protection District 8


Thurston County Fire District 8
Status During COVID-19

With the ongoing spread of the COVID-19 virus in our community and in accordance with prudent risk management, we have cancelled all community facility usage in all our buildings. We have also temporarily closed our front-office effective March 17 until further notice.

  • We will continue to respond to emergencies.

  • Please call 9-1-1 if you have a life-threatening emergency.

  • All CPR classes have been cancelled through April 30th.

  • Only on-duty personnel will be allowed in the Fire Station.

  • There will be no community facility usage at our Fire Department locations.

  • If you need a blood pressure check, please use the phone outside the lobby door. A responder will meet you to take your blood pressure.

As this pandemic is a constantly evolving situation, we will continue to adjust and respond quickly as needed.  Please keep watching our website for any updates.

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

WA Department of Health COVID Tracker

Learn more about the Coronavirus from Washington State’s official

COVID-19 website

Washington State Department of Health Website


The next Board meeting will be Tuesday, April 14, beginning 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.

2020 Board of Fire Commissioners’ Meetings

Tuesday    01/14/2020    Regular Meeting   5:30 pm
Tuesday    02/11/2020    Regular Meeting   5:30 pm
Tuesday    03/10/2020    Regular Meeting   5:30 pm
Tuesday    04/14/2020    Regular Meeting   5:30 pm
Tuesday    05/12/2020    Regular Meeting   5:30 pm
Tuesday    06/09/2020    Regular Meeting   5:30 pm
Tuesday    07/14/2020    Regular Meeting   5:30 pm
Tuesday    08/11/2020    Regular Meeting   5:30 pm
Tuesday    09/15/2020    Regular Meeting   5:30 pm
Tuesday    10/13/2020    Regular Meeting   5:30 pm
Tuesday    11/10/2020    Regular Meeting   5:30 pm
Tuesday    12/08/2020    Regular Meeting   5:30 pm

South Bay Firefighters Association’s

42nd Annual Crab Feed


In response to the COVID-19 and public health concerns, and in concert with Governor Inslee’s emergency proclamation, the Association has decided to cancel the Crab Feed. 

Refunds will be available. Please contact whomever you purchased the tickets from originally. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

 Puget Sound Energy

​Are you prepared if the power goes out? A message from Puget Sound Energy…

We’re acting now to prevent storm-related outages, which is why we spend our summers strengthening our electric system. We’ve been trimming away trees and installing electric cables specifically designed to resist outages caused by branches. We are dedicated to the communities and businesses we serve, to keep you safe and informed through the storm season. Here are some tools and tips we encourage you to utilize.

Ways to report and track outages:

​Call PSE at 1-888-225-5773 or 911 to report electrical or natural gas safety hazards.

Never touch or go within 30 feet of downed power lines because they might be energized.

If you smell natural gas, leave the area immediately and call PSE at 1-888-225-5773 or 911.

Never use a natural gas range or charcoal as an indoor heating or cooking source.

If you’re using portable heaters, keep them away from furniture, draperies and other flammable materials.

Always use flashlights instead of candles.

Never run a generator inside the home or business. For more information see our website: PSE.COM







Plan Ahead For Any Emergency

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


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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.

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.

News Update: ORCAA Burn-related news Update

The Olympic Region Clean Air Agency (ORCAA) has news related to outdoor burning issues within its jurisdiction. Details can be found below or at:


Community Cares: Thanks for keeping air clear during tense times!

Mar 31, 2020 08:43 am
Thank you!

Earlier in March, in response to the growing health concerns associated with the Covid-19 pandemic, ORCAA requested a voluntary reduction in outdoor burning. This requested included both residential yard-waste burning and commercial land-clearing burning throughout its six-county jurisdiction.

In a show of clear concern for their communities, our residents stepped up. As a result, our air quality has remained clear and healthy. Thank You!

The Covid-19 global pandemic has greatly impacted everyone’s lives, with most U.S. Citizens staying home to reduce community spread of the disease. But that means smoke from residential and land clearing burn near neighborhoods will impact even more people. After ORCAA asked folks to refrain from firing up their yard waste and land-clearing slash piles, the amount of burning decreased.
The request for voluntary reductions in burning will remain in effect until the need for ‘social distancing’ relaxes.

Residents may make use of alternatives to burning, including curbside pickup services offered by their trash pick-up providers. Compost piles can turn yard waste into valuable soil additives for yard and garden. And chipping can create good ground-cover materials.

You may find alternatives to Outdoor Burning  here.

Thurston County

No Burn Bans in Effect

Current Burn Ban Status by County

Burn Ban Information

Thurston County Burn Permit

Outdoor Burning Information & Permits

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