Fire Department

The mission of the Olympia Fire Department is to Prevent Harm to people and property, Thrive organizationally and personally, and Be Nice whenever we can. Frequently Asked Questions

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In the case of an emergency dial 9-1-1.

For general OFD inquiries please call 360.753.8348 or email

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Station Locations and Tours 

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We offer free blood pressure checks for citizens at all four fire stations from 7 am to 9 pm, Monday through Friday.

We offers citizens age sixteen or older the opportunity to observe the fire department at work through the Citizen Ride Along Program. Persons wishing to participate must complete a liability waiver and criminal background check prior to being considered for permission to ride. If you are interested in applying for a ride along please contact 360.753.8348, or

FDCARES is a non-emergency referral/support service that connects people with services that already exist in Thurston County. Some of these services may be able to help with chronic medical conditions, or for things like fall prevention, medication management, financial assistance, or in-home care support.

These services already exist in our community and many are free of charge. Many people, however, do not know about these services or how to access them. In many cases these service agencies are just a phone call away. These services do not take the place of 9-1-1. However, by coming in before there is an emergency, they can play a role in helping you be independent and more comfortable.

FDCARES is staffed by Gina Harper, CARES Coordinator. She can be reached at 360-522-5113.


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In 2016 OFD contracted with the Center for Public Safety Excellence to develop a "Community-Driven Strategic Plan" to ensure that we continue to provide outstanding services as we move into the future.

OFD Strategic Plan

OFD Strategic Plan Action Plan

Earthquake damage in Olympia Disaster & Emergency Preparedness

Are you prepared for a disaster or emergency that could last up to 72 hours? Are you prepared for a catastrophic event that could last more than 2 weeks? We are here to help with a variety of useful resources.

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Get started now on our Preparedness page

live fire trainingFire Training Center

The Mark Noble Regional Fire Training Center is a state-of-the-art facility built upon an 8 acres in Olympia. It features multiple training venues including a six story, Live Fire Training (LFT) Commercial Tower and Washington's only Regional Command Training Center.

• Learn more on our Fire Training Center page

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Firefighting is one of the most rewarding jobs on earth and the proudest tradition of Community Service. OFD’s hiring process is governed by City of Olympia Civil Service Rules. The City uses a continuous testing process in partnership with Public Safety Testing.

• Learn more on our Fire Employment page

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Not all fires can be prevented, but a few simple steps can greatly minimize the risk. Get fire prevention and safety information for your home and business, including common hazards, our building inspection program, fireworks regulations, and more.

• Visit our Fire Prevention page