Thurston County Fire Protection District 8


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Thurston County Fire Protection District 8 is currently accepting applications to establish an
eligibility list for the position of lateral firefighter.

Please click the links below for more information.

Fire, Smoke and Air Quality Links

Fire and Smoke Map 

The Fire and Smoke Map displays information on ground level air quality monitors recording fine particulates (PM2.5) from smoke and other sources, as well as information on fires, smoke plume locations, and special statements about smoke issued by various sources.

Current Air Quality (Olympia)

Create a Clean Room to Protect Indoor Air Quality

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 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 until further notice.

  • 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.




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.

October 1, 2020

 Thurston County – No Burn Bans in Effect 

Click Here for more Information

Fire and Smoke Map

The Fire and Smoke Map displays information on ground level air quality monitors recording fine particulates (PM2.5) from smoke and other sources, as well as information on fires, smoke plume locations, and special statements about smoke issued by various sources.

Current Air Quality (Olympia)

Current Burn Ban Status by County

Create a Clean Room to Protect Indoor Air Quality

Outdoor Burning News and Information

Outdoor burning is prohibited year-round for residents within the cities of Olympia, Tumwater, and Lacey, as well as for county residents within the Urban Growth Area (UGA) boundary. At this time, recreational fires are not affected by the seasonal curtailment. Recreational fires are fires used for entertainment or cooking purposes and are made of either charcoal or seasoned firewood. They can be no larger than 3-feet diameter. NOTE: Recreational fires are also permanently banned within the cities of Lacey, Olympia, and Tumwater.


The restrictions on outdoor burning during the summer and early autumn have resulted in a significant drop in brush fires and property damage each of the past couple years, according to fire officials.


Fortunately, safe and effective alternatives to burning exist. Residents have several options for disposing of their yard waste. Click here for yard waste disposal options.

Anyone with questions about residential, agricultural, or land-clearing burn permits should contact ORCAA, Questions concerning silvicultural burns should be addressed to Washington DNR, (DNR)

For more information on the outdoor burning rules throughout ORCAA’s jurisdiction, click here.


Thurston County Burn Information Links

Current Burn Ban Status by County

Burn Ban Information

Thurston County Burn Permit

Outdoor Burning Information & Permits

Beware of Fake Burn Permit Site​

Washington’s Air Quality and Covid-19



Notice for a Special Board meeting to be held on Monday, October 19, 2020, beginning at 10:00 am.
The approximate duration is two hours. The meeting will be held remotely using Zoom.  Zoom link:    

The purpose of the meeting will be to:

1. Review and discuss draft operation budget 2021

2. Cell tower proposal

Also, the next REGULAR Board meeting will be November 10th at 5:30 pm and will use the same link we've previously used for regular Board meetings.

October 13, 2020 Board Agenda

  Other Important Board Information 



 With the ongoing spread of the COVID-19 virus in our community and in accordance  with prudent risk   management, we will be holding  a virtual Board Meeting.

 Please join us for our next virtual Board Meeting.  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.

 Thanks for your understanding.

Download/print the 2020 Board Meetings Schedule

Board of Fire Commissioners’ Meeting Information

Special Meetings

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    09/08/2020    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






 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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