Published Sunday, March 13, 2022
Olympia Fire Department’s Firefighter-Paramedic Michael Hughes was promoted recently to Captain, Medical Services Officer.
He previously served as a Firefighter – Medic on Medic 10 / A Shift serving those on the west side of the City.
About the Olympia Fire Department
The City of Olympia Fire Department has about 88 current career firefighters and is growing more steadily than ever before. It is located in Thurston County, Washington State.
There are currently four stations according to the City FD’s website:
- Station 1 – Headquarters. 100 Eastside Street.
- Station 2 – Westside. 330 Kenyon Street NW.
- Station 3 – Eastside. 2525 22nd Avenue SE.
- Station 4 – Northeast. 3525 Stoll Road SE.
A state-of-the-art Training Facility is located on an eight-acre complex, about one hour south of SeaTac International airport which includes a six-story Live Fire Training commercial tower and a Regional Command Training Center. Check out more information on this great training venue for firefighters here –> https://www.olympiawa.gov/services/fire_department/fire_training_center/index.php
The Fire Department has been dispatched to many big fires in their city with a more notable large commercial fire in December of 2021 when a three-alarm blaze broke out in the DoubleTree Hotel with flames soaring 100-feet into the air. The five-story hotel was under construction at the time of the fire which the main portion of the structure would collapse and look gutted as sources say.
Having promotions from within, gives the Department much-needed leadership at the helm, especially when there are large incidents.
Congratulations Capt. Hughes on your Promotion! – Ed.
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