Thurston County facilities are now open to the public with restrictions, including maintaining physical distancing of at least six feet at all times and, per the Washington State Secretary of Health’s face covering order wearing a cloth face covering or mask. If you come to county facilities, please be prepared for potentially long wait times or lines due to distancing guidelines. We continue to encourage residents to access county services online, by phone, by email, or through the use of drop boxes located outside of county buildings.
The availability of remote services vary by office and department.

Click here for office and department contact information
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Emergency Management Council (EMC)

​The Emergency Management Council of Thurston County was created in 1993 via an Interlocal Agreement (renewed in 2013) to coordinate the local emergency management activities of the county, cities and tribes.

The Council is comprised of the emergency managers of the member jurisdictions.

The Council generally meets on the fourth Thursday of each month, typically at Thurston County Emergency Management.

​ ​ ​Emergency Management Contacts in Thurston County
​Thurston County​Emergency Management​360-867-2800
​Lacey​Police Department​360-459-4333
​Olympia​Fire Department​360-753-8348
​Tumwater​​Fire Department​360-754-4170
​Rainier​City Council​360-446-2265
​Yelm​Police Department​360-458-5701
​Nisqually Tribe​Police Department​360-486-5440
​Confederated Tribes of Chehalis​Police Department​360-273-7051


Please send any correspondence regarding the EMC to:

Emergency Management Council
c/o Thurston County Emergency Management
9521 Tilley Rd. SW
Olympia, WA 98512-2811


FEMA Integrated Emergency Management Course (IEMC) Documents