To promote, deliver and preserve a feeling of security, safety and a quality level of service to the citizens of our community

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Where are we? Griffin Fire has four stations. You can find us at our Headquater station at 3707 Steamboat Loop NW, Olympia WA 98502.

Public Education

Learn more about what the Griffin Fire Department can do for you! See a full list of free resources and services that we offer to the citizens of our community.

The Griffin Fire Department

The Griffin fire department is a collection of exemplary individuals banded together by a common goal: to selflessly serve the community of Steamboat Island. We are passionate about the people we serve and the relationships we create.

-Fire Chief, Corey Rux

Please wear a mask when visiting any of our stations. Thank you!

Notary Public

If you need Notary services, please visit our Notary Public at our Headquarter Station (3707 Steamboat Loop NW). Please call in advance to set up an appointment, 360.866.9000. 

CPR/First Aid

Need a CPR & First Aid Certification? Contact Thurston County Medic One for more information. 

Classes at Griffin Fire occur the third Wednesday of the month (6-8pm).


Facility Use

Our lobby area at our headquarter station (13-1) will continue to remain open, we just ask that the proper Covid-19 guidelines are being followed while visiting our station. Our Conference Room usage is also now available at both Station 13-1 & 13-2. Give us a call at 360.866.9000 for more information.

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Burn Permit

Need a burn permit? Visit the Olympic Region Clean Air Agency (ORCAA) website for more information.

ORCAA serves Clallam, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Mason, Pacific & Thurston Counties. 

Fire Insurance Rating (WSRB)

The Griffin Fire Department is happy to offer a fire insurance rating of 4/5. This rating is from The Washington State Ratings Bureau (WSRB). This change is due to improvements in training, service, and recognition of tender (water truck) operations.

This rating took effect on March 1, 2023.

Community members should contact their insurance companies for any possible changes or discounts to their policy. Click here for more information.

The Griffin Fire Department is proud to serve the Steamboat community and will continue to provide quality services.

A Message From The Fire Chief, Corey A. Rux

Thank you for the approval of Proposition 1

On behalf of the Griffin Board of Fire Commissioners and the Griffin Fire Department, I would like to personally and sincerely thank the citizens of our amazing community for their overwhelming support. The approval of this Levy Lid Lift is an important part of our future strategic planning process. We appreciate the confidence the community has in our operation. We will continue to honor that confidence and trust with good stewardship of the tax dollars while we continue to focus on providing exemplary service to our citizens.

With the approval of the levy, we will be able to maintain current levels of service by creating a long term funding source for fire operations & emergency medical services, replace critical equipment that has met or exceeded its service life and increase our dedicated staffing levels to respond in your time of need. These strategic enhancements are critically important to effectively and safely provide emergency services to the citizens of Steamboat Island.

Again, I would like to express my deepest appreciation for your continued interest and support of your fire department and community.


Corey A. Rux

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last updated: 5/28/2024

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