Founded in 1970, The Thurston County Department of Communications offers a range of information services to citizens. It maintains an operations board that addresses day-to-day issues and requirements of police and fire chiefs, Fire Chiefs Association and the medic one administrator. The department manages a public safety answering point and dispatch center to assist Public Safety Police, Fire and Medic One departments that serve cities, towns and unincorporated areas within Thurston County, Wash. The Thurston County Department of Communications maintains a digital private branch exchange telephone system that supports various emergency service centers. It additionally maintains computer-aided dispatch system and remote radio sites. The department manages a staff of technical service managers, radio technicians, administrative assistants and telecommunications supervisors. The Thurston County Department of Communications is located in Olympia, Wash.