McLane Black Lake Fire Department serves a population of over 20,000 people living within the 82 square mile district.  The department provides Basic Life Support (BLS) transport services while Advanced Life Support services (ALS) are provided by Thurston County Medic One from one of five medic units located throughout Thurston County.  The department incorporates a unique blend of career, station residents, volunteers and firefighters from the South Puget Sound Community College Instructional Program in our service delivery system. 

  • Visit a fire station during normal business hours and you may have your blood pressure checked, pick up a burn permit or tour the station and apparatus.

  • The department offers education in fire safety, the use of fire extinguishers, evacuation planning, emergency preparedness, first aid/CPR and various public safety events. 

Career Personnel

The department employs 14 full-time employees.  Uniformed employees include six Lieutenants, three Captains, two Firefighters, an Assistant Chief and a Fire Chief.  Non-uniformed employees include an Executive Assistant and an Administrative Assistant.  Career Captains and Lieutenants work 24-hour shifts while providing supervision to a combination of resident, volunteer and student firefighters who stand duty in the stations.

Volunteer Firefighters

The Department currently maintains a contingency of volunteer firefighters who stand duty in the fire stations to provide assistance for major emergencies.


South Puget Sound Community College

Fire and Emergency Services Technology Degree Program


The Department contracts with the South Puget Sound Community College to operate the Fire and Emergency Services Technology program offered through the college and easy way to buy essay is  This two-year degree program provides firefighters enrolled in the program with courses leading to an Associate of Technical Arts degree.  An integral part of the program is the fire-related experience requirement that requires enrolled firefighters to participate in a regular shift rotation.   This valuable part of the Fire Protection Technology program is unique to the SPSCC/McLane Black Lake Fire Department program, with no other fire program offering this hands-on experience in the State of  Washington.

Burn Permit

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Calls for Service

2018 Calls - 177

As of January 31