Tumwater City Hall, Tumwater Library, and Old Town Center will be closed Monday, January 20, 2020, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Water, sewer, and street problems can be reported by calling the Public Works Hotline at (360) 754-4150. Police, fire, and emergency medical response services will be available as usual. Emergency? Call 9-1-1
In Tumwater, the clinic is held at Tumwater Fire Department Headquarters on the first Tuesday of the month, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Lacey Fire District #3 hosts car seat clinics on the third Tuesday of the month from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where can I take unused prescription medication?
There is a drop off bin located in front of the Tumwater Police Department at Tumwater City Hall. Learn more at Prescription Drop Box.
Where can I take used medical needles?
Some pharmacies will accept used needles. In Tumwater, contact Southgate Pharmacy at (360) 943-4043.
Who do I call with questions about outdoor burning?
Outdoor burning is not allowed in Tumwater or the Urban Growth Area.
Call O.R.C.A.A. at (360) 586-1044 or to report illegal burning, call the 24-hr fire reporting line at (360) 789-3652.
How do I order a KNOX box (Commercial or Residential)?
KNOX boxes can be ordered online using the System Code for Tumwater/www.knoxbox.com /Sys Code PS-10-0060-09-89. Alternately, forms are available at the Tumwater Fire Department Headquarters front desk during business hours.
How do I get a copy of an incident report from the Fire Department?
You must complete a Request for Public Records form. After form is completed and incident report is located, Approval of release must come from the Fire Chief or Assistant Fire Chief in order to ensure City, State and Federal law compliance on release of information.
When can I get my blood pressure checked at the Fire Station?
Blood pressures checks are available Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Learn more at Blood Pressure Checks.
When is the Food Bank Distribution and how do I sign up?
The Thurston County Food Bank Satellite Distribution at Tumwater Fire Department Headquarters is on the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 3:15-5:15 p.m. (map)
Participants must call-in in advance with name, date of birth, number in household and any special dietary needs (ie:diabetic)
Information must be received before the day of distribution in order to be included on the list. Learn more at Food Bank Distribution Site.
Does the Fire Department offer blood pressure checks?
Yes, the Fire Department offers free blood pressure checks on Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 1:00 and 5:00 p.m. at our Headquarters Station. Blood pressure checks are also available at our North End Fire Station at various times, depending on staffing. Please Blood Pressure Checks for currently scheduled days and times. All scheduled services are subject to change without notice as staffing at each station depends on the volume of emergency calls on any given day.
Does the Fire Department offer courtesy safety inspections for my home or business?
Yes, courtesy safety inspections are available to Tumwater addresses. Please call (360) 754-4170 for assistance. Commercial businesses are required to have an annual safety inspection. Some fees may apply. Visit the Commercial Fire Safety Inspection program.
We are a close knit neighborhood and we are interested in getting organized, as a neighborhood, in case of a disaster. Can someone meet with us to discuss these preparations?
Yes, staff is available to come to your neighborhood meeting to assist you in preparing for a disaster. Please call (360) 754-4170 to schedule a meeting. Thurston County Emergency Management also offers Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) to prepare individuals and teams to help their family, neighborhood and workplace in the event of a disaster. Call (360) 867-2825 or visit Thurston County Emergency Management website for more information.
My neighborhood, business and/or civic group is interested in a presentation about emergency preparedness; is some available to help us out?
Yes, staff is available to come to your meeting, community center, home and/or facility to present information about Emergency Preparedness. Our Emergency Preparedness talks focus on earthquake safety because research shows that the Pacific Northwest is prone to seeing an 8.0 magnitude, or greater, quake in the near future. Please call (360) 754-4170 to schedule a visit.
How do I schedule a fire station tour for a group of children?
Due to limited staffing, public tours of our fire stations are only available to groups of 10 or more. You must make reservations at least seven days in advance. Call (360) 754-4170 for further information and reservations.
Can I burn my leaves and brush in Tumwater?
No, outdoor burning is banned in the Tumwater city limits and urban growth area. For air quality/indoor burning restrictions, contact the Olympic Region Clean Air Agency at (360) 556-1044.
Our business or organization needs to develop an evacuation plan; can the Fire Department help?
Tumwater Fire Department provides some assistance and education to businesses, organizations and residents of Tumwater needing assistance with an emergency evacuation plan. Our staff can visit your facility to provide a fire prevention and survival presentation. Please contact the assistant fire chief at (360) 754-4170.
Does the Fire Department offer first aid and CPR training to the public?
No. The Tumwater Fire Department provides a brief training for hands-only CPR, three minutes to save a life.
Thurston County Medic One provides CPR classes at various locations throughout the county free of charge. To sign up for this class, call (360) 704-2780.
The Capital Medical Center in Olympia also offers free CPR classes. To contact them about a class, you can reach them at (360) 754-5858, ext. 1114.
If you are interested in a combination first aid and CPR class, contact either the Red Cross at (360) 352-8575, or the Black Lake Fire Department at (360) 352-7288.
CPR classes are offered through Tumwater Parks & Recreation call (360) 754-4160.
How can I apply to be a police officer or firefighter?
Please visit the Job Openingsweb page for current information.