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 4 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

Charles Jones, LieutenantMarc Mueller, Lieutenant Shane Schow, LieutenantJerry Smiley, Lieutenant
Matthew Richardson, FF/EMTAndrew Mills, FF/EMTGregory Greene, FF/EMT Austin Orwig, FF/EMT
Jeff Brown, FF/EMTSpencer Baumgartner, FF/EMTCody North, FF/EMTTaylor Rock, FF/EMT
Spencer Pierce, FF/EMTBryce Gibler, 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 VolunteerAlanna Smiley, EMT VolunteerDavid Gnatyuk, FF/EMT VolunteerAnatole Losa, FF/EMT Volunteer
Ryan Cortese, Firefighter VolunteerBradley Gilbert, Firefighter VolunteerTimothy Kruse, EMT Recruit VolunteerJonathan Grimm, EMT Volunteer
Seth McKeon, EMT Recruit VolunteerDesiree Bernard,EMT Recruit VolunteerKeith Nelson, FF Recruit Volunteer
Ryan Rohaly, Fire Mechanic
Jon Cox, VolunteerMelvin Low, VolunteerKaren Rollman, VolunteerGeorge Albertson, Chaplain Volunteer
Michael Turcott, Volunteer


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