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.

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​In Thurston County, Wildland fire is the most frequently occurring hazard, seeing an average of 70 wildland fires per year. While most are handled by local fire departments, the potential is there for them to turn into much larger incidents. The good news is, unlike floods, hurricanes or earthquakes, there are simple and often inexpensive ways to make homes safer from wildfire.

Firewise is a program that promotes defensible space, ignition-resistant construction and vegetation management to reduce flammable fuels around buildings. It also promotes fire resistive construction.

Click here to learn more about preparing your home for wildfires.

Firewise USA is a program empowers neighbors to work together in reducing their wildfire risk. For more information on becoming a Firewise USA Community, click here.

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For more information, contact:
Sonya Kroese
Emergency Management
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