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Emergency Operations Division

Emergency Operations can be considered the heart of the Fire Department. The Emergency Operations Division is staffed by three 24-hour shifts, each supervised by a Shift Captain. 

Ready for Action

When the Engine Company and medics are not responding to emergency calls, they maintain the station and equipment and hone their knowledge and skills by regularly training each shift. They also provide public education and outreach with fire drills, mock drills, emergency preparedness training, specific technical fire/medical training and participate in neighborhood events to strengthen their connection to the community. Administrative Staff also provide fall prevention training, and child passenger safety and car seat installations.

Specialty Teams

The fire department partners with other Thurston County fire protection agencies in Specialized Operations Rescue Team (SORT) to provide rescue services to the public, and enhance the professional skills of city staff. In addition, one paramedic provides support to the interjurisdictional S.W.A.T. team