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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, August 10, 2017
Tammy Devlin, Risk Manager, (360)786-5498 x7229, or email at devlint@co.thurston.wa.us 

Thurston County Offices to Close for Short Fire Drill
Exercise set for 1:15 p.m. on Thursday, August 17

OLYMPIA – All Thurston County offices will be closed for a short period of time on Thursday, August 17, for an emergency drill. The exercise will start at 1:15 p.m. and should last for only 15 to 20 minutes. 

What: Emergency Fire and Evacuation Drill at All Thurston County Government Offices
When: Thursday, August 17, 2017, at 1:15 p.m.
Duration: 15 to 20 minutes

The scenario involves a ‘pretend’ fire on the premises and is a test of evacuation procedures. Firefighters may also respond to the drill, if time allows, so emergency equipment may be on scene. 

County site managers, office emergency coordinators, and management at each location will initiate the drill so times may vary slightly.  

County staff will assist with evacuating citizens who may be present during the drill. Citizens will be directed to move to a specified assembly area or they can leave and return once the training drill is complete.  


County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3