Free CPR Classes
The South Bay Fire Department is pleased to offer free CPR classes at our main station 81 located at 3506 Shincke Rd NE, Olympia, WA 98506.
Classes are held on Wednesdays, 7 pm – 10 pm (see scheduled classes below).
Please call Medic One at (360) 704-2790 to register for this free class or for further information.
Free Home Address Marker
Free address markers are available from the South Bay Fire Department. If you live in the district and need a marker or know someone else within the district who needs a marker, please stop by our headquarters to complete a request form or click here to fill out an online form.
Thurston County Scanner
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Channel Line Up: Left Law / Right Rescue
Left Channel: Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater PD, Thurston County Sheriff, Washington State Patrol
Right Channel: Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater FD/EMS, Thurston County FDs, Medic One
The District allows use of its facilities (meeting rooms at Stations 8-1 and 8-3) for meetings of non-District related organizations.
First priority for use of District facilities will be given to District operational functions and the South Bay Firefighter's Association for its meetings.
Washington Survey & Rating Bureau
The Washington Survey & Rating Bureau (WSRB) is an independent non-profit public service organization that gathers and publishes information to assist the insurance industry in determining fire protection and suppression capabilities for the purpose of setting fire insurance premium rates. WSRB assigns all Washington State communities a grade, or Community Protection Classification (CPC), ranging from 10 (little or no capability) to 1 (exemplary fire protection capabilities).
The WSRB systematically re-evaluates fire departments all over the state on a regular basis and ours was completed during the second quarter of 2020. As a result of that evaluation, the WSRB notified our District that its CPC was improved from a “Class 5-tender credits” to “Class 3” effective December 1, 2020. The District also retained its “tender credits” capability with the new CPC.
A CPC of “Class 3” will apply to residential and commercial properties located within five road miles of a recognized responding fire station and having standard fire hydrant distribution and water supply. Properties in the community not meeting the above requirements will receive a different protection class rating than the CPC. The three recognized responding fire stations are located at:
3506 Shincke Road NE (South Bay Fire station)
5046 Boston Harbor Road NE (North Olympia Fire station)
8100 Johnson Point Road NE (Johnson Point Fire station)
The CPC and the individual property’s protection class may affect the owner’s fire insurance premiums (depending on the process the insurance company uses to establish premium rates). Generally, a higher protection class can be expected to result in higher fire insurance premiums, however insurance companies set their premiums independently and may use other criteria as well.
The WSRB survey was not conducted for property loss prevention or for life safety purposes. The purpose was to gather information needed to determine a fire insurance relevant CPC that may be used to develop fire insurance rates or loss costs. The WSRB evaluation criteria incorporates many nationally recognized standards and has been filed with and approved by the Washington State Office of Insurance Commissioner.
Please contact Chief VanCamp if you have any questions or require further information.
His telephone number is: 360-491-5320
Email Address: VanCamp@SouthBayFire.com
Community Risk Reduction
The South Bay Fire Department is dedicated to Community Risk Reduction. We provide educational assemblies to our local schools and are happy to provide educational programs to home owner groups and organizations within our service area.
Local preschools, daycares and children’s organizations can contact us for scheduled tours of the station and fire safety presentations.
If you are interested in scheduling a tour or have questions about our programs, please contact us.
After an emergency, you may need to survive on your own
for several days. Being prepared means having your own
food, water and other supplies to last for at least 72 hours.
A disaster supplies kit is a collection of basic items your
household may need in the event of an emergency.
More than 5,000 Americans die each year in fires and approximately 21,000 are injured. An overwhelming number of fires occur in the home.
Fire safety and survival begin with everyone in your household being prepared.
The Office of the State Fire Marshal is committed to promoting injury prevention and fire safety during the celebrations of Independence Day and New Year’s when fireworks are often used.
For more information about fireworks in Thurston County, please visit the Thurston County Fire Marshal's website.
For more information on fireworks, please visit the State Fire Marshal’s website.