The East Olympia Fire District #6 Operations Division is directed by the Assistant Chief/Operations who manages the emergency response system of the department which protects the life and property of the citizens of East Olympia. This division performs the duties of emergency response readiness, pre-fire planning, public education, and fire prevention including fire safety inspections.

The Operations Division is comprised of a combination of 45 uniformed career and volunteer firefighter/EMTs and 5 fire stations. Daily Operations consist of structural firefighting, wildland firefighting, emergency medical response including motor vehicle accidents, and low angle rescue. The District responds to approximately 950 emergency incidents per year.

Additionally, the Operations Chief is responsible for overseeing fleet maintenance which is performed by a highly skilled on-duty mechanic. The mechanic maintains a fleet of 6 fire engines, 5 water tenders, 2 aid units, an Air Unit, and 6 support vehicles. Facility and ground maintenance are also performed by this division.

Mutual aid and automatic aid response agreements exist with fire departments throughout Thurston County.

Firefighter and EMT of the year

Firefighter of the Year 2018 – Austin Orwig, Firefighter/EMT

EMT of the Year 2018 – Sara Benson, EMT

Leadership Award 2018

Gabriel Dorrough, Firefighter/EMT

Our Dedicated Team

Capt. John Ostergard, FF/FR Volunteer
Charles Jones, LieutenantMarc Mueller, Lieutenant Shane Schow, LieutenantJerry Smiley, Lieutenant
Matthew Richardson, FF/EMTAndrew Mills, FF/EMT
Gregory Greene, FF/EMTJeff Brown, FF/EMTChase Johnson, FF/EMTSpencer Baumgartner, FF/EMT
Gabriel Dorrough, FF/ EMT Cody North, FF/EMTTony Ramirez, Firefighter Volunteer
Gabe Baez, FFFC/EMT VolunteerTroy Smith, FF/EMT VolunteerDominique Hester, FF/EMT VolunteerSkyler Singleton, FF/EMT Volunteer
Devon Lopes, Firefighter VolunteerSara Benson, EMT VolunteerAshley Bryant, Firefighter VolunteerAmy Greene Firefighter Volunteer
Brady Bolin, Firefighter VolunteerTaylor Rock, Firefighter VolunteerAustin Orwig, FF/EMT VolunteerAlanna Smiley, EMT Volunteer
David Gnatyuk, Firefighter VolunteerAnatole Losa, EMT VolunteerRyan Cortese, Firefighter VolunteerBeau VanFossen, Firefighter Volunteer
Daniel Moerman, FF Recruit VolunteerTimothy Kruse, EMT Recruit VolunteerBrittany Ruiz, Firefighter VolunteerBradley Gilbert, Firefighter Volunteer
Jonathan Grimm, EMT Recruit VolunteerJoel Herron, FF Recruit VolunteerDesiree Bernard, FF Recruit Volunteer
Ryan Rohaly, Fire Mechanic
Fire Suppression Support Services
Jon Cox, VolunteerMelvin Low, VolunteerKaren Rollman, VolunteerGeorge Albertson, Chaplain Volunteer


P.O. Box 578
East Olympia, WA 98540
360-491-5533 (phone)
360-459-3873 (fax)