Public Access is Closed to Most County Facilities Due to COVID-19.

In response to Governor Inslee's Stay Home, Stay Healthy order, Thurston County has moved to an essential services model, in effect
through Monday, April 6, 2020. Courts and other elected offices may operate under different hours or restrictions.

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‚ÄčIn 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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