Fire Department

Annual Report

Download our 2017 Annual Report for more information about what we do.

 

Our Mission

The mission of the Olympia Fire Department is to respond rapidly, with highly trained professionals to mitigate emergencies for our community. We are dedicated to reducing risk through prevention, fire and medical education, and disaster preparedness.

BE NICE - BE READY - BE SAFE


City of Olympia First Responders are now better equipped to help you thanks to Smart911. Create your Safety Profile at www.smart911.com.

Smart911 is a service that allows residents to create a free Safety Profile for their household that includes any information they want 9-1-1 and first responders to have in the event of an emergency. Then, when anyone in that household dials 9-1-1 from a phone associated with their Safety Profile, their profile is immediately displayed to the 9-1-1 call taker providing additional information that can be used to facilitate the proper response to the proper location. At a time when seconds count, Smart911 provides details that could impact response the second an emergency call is placed, which could be the difference between life and death.


fire station 1Contact Us

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

For general OFD inquiries please call 360.753.8348 or email fire@ci.olympia.wa.us.

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Station Locations and Tours 


Ride a Fire Truck to school dayCommunity Services


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

We offer 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 fire@ci.olympia.wa.us

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.

 


OFD Strategic Plan CoverStrategic Plan

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.

Emergency Preparedness Newsletter

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


firefighter gearFire Employment

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


fire inspectorFire Prevention

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