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Burn Permits are available on-line ONLY from the ORCAA web site October 1 to July 15.



Knox residential key boxes are a one-time purchase that requires no monthly monitoring fee. A Knox Box holds a Knox master key. The Knox Master Key enables immediate entry to secured perimeters, gates, buildings, and commercial properties. The secure key can only be used by a professional Fire Department in an emergency. Using one key, the Knox Rapid Access System removes barriers to entry when first responders respond to an emergency call.


To order a Knox Box, go to

You will see in the upper left corner of the screen the availability option.

Scroll to Washington, then Thurston Co Fire Dist #8. 


Click select, scroll to Residential Knox Boxes. Select and purchase your product.


Once your product has arrived and been installed, call us at 360-491-5320 and we will send one of our responders to your home to confirm the compatibility of the key.

Click here for a downloadable Knox Box handout.

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Free Home Address Marker

Free address markers are available from the South Bay Fire Department for addresses within our District only. 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.

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Facility Usage

The District allows use of its facilities (meeting rooms at Stations 8-3 and 8-1) for community members who live within our District.

Meeting space is limited to community related activities.  If you are interested in using our facilities, please complete the facility rental agreement and return it to us.

You can also contact us with your questions.

Olympic Region Clean Air Agency




(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.

Charcoal grills now allowed under Thurston County Burn Ban  (August 11, 2023)

Thurston County Extends Burn Ban to Include Recreational Fires  (July 19, 2023)

Thurston County Initiates Countywide Fire Safety Burn Ban Effective Wednesday, July 5

Local Wildfires contribute to Wednesday’s elevated smoke level  (July 5, 2023)

Click here for ORCAA Notices, News Articles, and Tips

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



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.As a result of that evaluation, the WSRB has classified our protection rating as Class 3 with tender credits. 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)


Learn more about the WSRB here or contact your insurance company.

Please contact Chief VanCamp if you have any questions or require further information.

For a printed copy of the WSRB, click here.

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