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.
We are pleased to announce that we will be offering CPR training on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, beginning April 13th and will be held at our North Olympia Station 8-3, located at 5046 Boston Harbor Road NE Olympia, WA 98506.
Medic One provides compression only CPR with AED training held at Station 8-3. These sixty to ninety minute-long classes meet nationally recognized criteria for CPR training in the workplace. Classes are FREE to those who live or work in Thurston County. All training is compression only. Compression-only CPR is CPR without mouth-to-mouth breaths. It is recommended for use on a teen or adult. American Heart Association (AHA) Heartsaver course is for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in CPR and AED use to meet job, regulatory, or other requirements.
The following are dates for training:
· April 13
· May 11
· June 8
· July 13
· August 10
· September 14
· October 12
· November 9
· December 14
Please call Medic One at (360) 704-2790 to register for these free classes or for further information. (Note: Please call Medic One or visit their website at https://www.thurstoncountywa.gov/m1/Pages/cpr.aspx or click the "CPR Classes" image for information on CPR classes held at other locations. Medic One does not provide First Aid Training.)
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
Thurston County Stereo Scanner Stream
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