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Serving the cities of Yelm, Rainier, and surrounding unincorporated areas.
(360) 458-2799

Welcome to S.E. Thurston Fire Authority

3engines_500S.E. Thurston Fire Authority provides Emergency service to the City of Yelm, Rainier and surrounding unincorporated areas. We serve approximately 33,750 citizens who reside in the surrounding 84 square miles.


New Happenings

SE Thurston Fire Department Teams up with the Yelm McDonalds and raises money for the Ronald McDonald house in Seattle. The Ronald McDonald house is a “home away from home” for families so they can stay close to their hospitalized child at little or no cost. The cost to stay at the Seattle house is $25.00 per night and the money raised by SE Thurston Fire Department and Yelm McDonalds will cover that cost.


Avery Saves Man’s Life at Walmart

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Chief Mark King presenting Gary with Hero’s Award.

Gary Avery, his wife Erika, son Joshua and Steve Lippard were driving in the Yelm Walmart parking lot when a man pushing a shopping cart suddenly collapsed in front of them. Gary and Steve jumped out of the car to give the man CPR in the pouring rain while Erika called 9-1-1. They provided CPR until the paramedics arrived and Gary continued to assist paramedics until they reached the hospital. Gary had CPR training as a requirement for his job and his actions and knowledge saved a life on that rainy day. Our most sincere thank you to the Avery family and Steve Lippard.

Gary, wife Erika, mother Joyce, and son Joshua. Not in photo: Steve Lippard, long-time friend of Gary.

Gary, wife Erika, mother Joyce, and son Joshua. Not in photo: Steve Lippard, long-time friend of Gary.