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


S.E. Thurston Fire Authority (SETFA) is responsible for fire suppression, emergency medical services, rescue activities, mitigation of disasters and hazardous materials.

In addition to emergency work, SETFA firefighters provide a wide range of services to the community including blood-pressure screening, tours of fire stations and apparatus, and fire and life safety presentations within the community.

The Operations Division is comprised of six career fire fighters (plus volunteers) per shift operating two fire stations (Station #21 in Yelm and Station #24 in Rainier) who work alternating schedules. Fire fighters and volunteers have A, B, and C shifts; each are 48 hour shifts with 96 hours off.

SETFA serves approximately 33,750 citizens who reside in the surrounding 84 square miles. Click here to download the District Map.