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10828 Littlerock Rd SW, Olympia, WA 98512

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ABOUT US

OUR EXPECTATIONS

“The men and women of West Thurston Regional Fire Authority take pride in our effort to outperform our customers’ expectations. We are committed to a high level of readiness and preparation for the uncertainties of emergency response.”   

“We believe you expect timely arrival of appropriately staffed and equipped fire department units to the emergency scene. Upon arrival you expect well trained first responders to safely, efficiently and effectively do their best to save lives, reduce suffering and protect property.”

 

 

WHO ARE WE

West Thurston Regional Fire Authority is located just south of Olympia, Washington.  The 158 square mile response zone stretches approximately 12 miles east and west along Interstate Five from the city limits of Tumwater to the Lewis County Line. The RFA began from the partnership between Thurston County Fire District 1 and Thurston County Fire District 11.  The goal of the partnership was to maximize efficiencies and improve service delivery to the citizens of the region.  The successful partnership created the fourth Regional Fire Authority (RFA) in the state of Washington.

 

West Thurston RFA delivers comprehensive emergency services including Fire Protection, Rescue and Emergency Medical Services and Patient Transport. The Regional Fire Authority serves approximately 30,000 residents in the communities of Bordeaux, Delphi, Gate, Grand Mound, Littlerock, Maytown, Michigan Hill, Rochester and Scott Lake. The diverse service area includes industrial, commercial, residential, and forest land.

The Regional Fire Authority delivers exceptional service with state-of-the art fire, rescue and emergency medical apparatus and equipment through 75 exceptional professionals both career and volunteer. Our proud professionals respond to approximately three thousand (3,000) emergency 911 service calls each year.

OUR MISSION

It shall be the mission of West Thurston Regional Fire Authority to develop, operate and manage resources granted by the people of the region to preserve lives and property in our communities by providing services directed toward prevention, management and mitigation of fire, emergency medical, rescue, and disaster incidents.​

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OUR SERVICE AREA

West Thurston Regional Fire Authority is located just south of Olympia, Washington.  The 158 square mile response zone stretches approximately 12 miles east and west along Interstate Five from the city limits of Tumwater to the Lewis County Line. The RFA began from the partnership between Thurston County Fire District 1 and Thurston County Fire District 11.  The goal of the partnership was to maximize efficiencies and improve service delivery to the citizens of the region.  The successful partnership created the fourth Regional Fire Authority (RFA) in the state of Washington.

Population is on the increase in our area with a great influx of residential new construction over the last few years. Some developments and subdivision at a glance have the appearance of our district being suburban, but simply driving a mile in any direction one could find themselves in rural and wilderness area. With our District covering hills and forested area, our district has many homes located within the wildland/urban interface which create many challenges for fire protection. There are many areas of the district that have homes that are in a limited water supply area or limited access.

Interstate 5 and SR 12 are our major transportation thoroughfares and locations for many of our responses. Major secondary arterials include Old Hwy 99, Sargent Rd., 183rd Ave. and Littlerock Rd. The Puget Sound and Pacific Railroad’s main line runs through the district and serves local industries. The major roadways and rail line are an identified concern due to the transport of hazardous materials and radiological/nuclear material. The major concern for the district with respect to transportation incidents is hazardous materials, mass casualty scenes, and motor vehicle accident rescue.

There are many other locations that are retail, gas stations, convenience stores, repair and rebuilding facilities, agricultural, dairy, and in home businesses. Over the past few years, the construction and opening of the Great Wolf Lodge and its surrounding infrastructure created an increase of call volume for our responders. The business sector of the district has continued to grow over the past. The new influx of residential has started to bring with it the associated businesses that will support the new population. Businesses include Briarwood Farms who have 3 sites in the District, Weyerhaeuser Company who has a tree farm and nursery, two large propane storage facilities, and the Lucky Eagle Casino.