Fire & EMS


Tumwater Fire & Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

“It’s the water, and a lot more.”


 Call 9-1-1

Please do not drive to the station if you are experiencing chest pains or other medical symptoms. Call 9-1-1 and we'll come to you! A quick response is the critical goal, the responding units may be on another call, and not in the station, delaying when you can receive emergency care.

Mission Statement

To provide the citizens of Tumwater protection from uncontrolled fire and hazardous materials through prevention efforts and suppression activities, and provide comprehensive pre-hospital emergency medical care to the sick and injured.

About Us

The Fire Department is dedicated to protecting the citizens, their property and the environment from natural and man-made emergencies in the City of Tumwater. This protection is delivered to the citizens by means of emergency response, public education, code enforcement and disaster planning. The City also provides fire and EMS services by way of contract to Thurston County Fire Protection District #15 (Munn Lake), and the Port of Olympia Regional Airport. 

The department provides services to the public from two locations, the Headquarters (24 hrs/day) and the North End substation (as staffing permits). The City is a contract provider within the Thurston County Medic One system. As a system partner, Advanced Life Support (ALS) certified firefighter paramedics respond to medical emergencies in the city and county, and are fully cross-trained as firefighters. Paramedic services are also provided to the Rochester/Grand Mound area under contract with Thurston County Medic One.

Our Staff

The department is currently staffed by 44 professional members and 13 volunteer members across five divisions that provide professional services to the public. Their functions include: 

Contact Us

We're here to serve you. If you have any questions that can’t be answered by the information you find on this website, please feel free to contact us!

Office Phone: (360) 754-4170