West Pierce Fire & Rescue protects approximately 31 square miles, proudly serving the citizens of Lakewood and University Place. It is a fire district funded separately from the cities. We provide numerous services to our community including fire suppression, emergency medicine and transport, technical rescue, hazardous incidents, fire prevention, inspections and fire and life safety education.

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West Pierce Fire & Rescue at the U.S. Open
On June 15, 2015, Chambers Bay Golf Course in University Place will welcome the U.S. Open to the Pacific Northwest for the first time in history. West Pierce Fire & Rescue is dedicated to not only the safety and protection of our citizens, but those visiting for this momentous event.

During the U.S. Open, there will be no interruption to day-to-day operations or staffing within the fire district. Station crews will continue to run 911 calls outside the Chambers Bay properties. Additional staffing will be dedicated to Chambers Bay for the duration of the championship. One fire engine and two medic units will remain at Chambers Bay for the week, while additional West Pierce Firefighters, EMTs and Paramedics will use gators, golf carts, and bicycles to provide rapid access to those needing assistance. MultiCare Health System will have also have multiple, staffed medical tents for those who may need assistance. West Pierce will transport any patients requiring evaluation at local hospitals.

For more information on the U.S. Open, please visit Chambers Bay's website.
West Pierce Fire & Rescue to Host 9th Annual Disaster Preparedness Day
Would you and your family be ready if a disaster were to strike tomorrow? West Pierce Fire & Rescue and Lakewood YMCA will be hosting the ninth annual Disaster Preparedness Day on April 25, 2015.

The event will take place at the Lakewood YMCA located at 9715 Lakewood Dr SW from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The YMCA will be holding their Healthy Kids Day at the same time. Come and join us for a day of learning how to take care of your family in a disaster!

Some highlights of Disaster Preparedness Day:
Learn about our own Community Emergency Response Team
American Red Cross will provide disaster preparedness education
There will free raffle for disaster preparedness items
Helmets and Life Jackets for purchase

The first 100 families will receive some supplies to start a disaster kit of their own.

Come and join us for Disaster Preparedness Day! If you have questions or for more information please contact Rachel Adler at 253-983-4564.
Community Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T.) Classes Scheduled for March and May 2015
West Pierce Fire & Rescue is taking registrations for Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) classes for those who live or work within the West Pierce area which includes Lakewood and University Place. This FREE, 20-hour CERT course aims to teach citizens how to prepare for, and respond to, disasters or extreme emergencies.

The classes will follow a model developed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and is offered in many communities across the United States. The idea behind this model is to teach people in neighborhoods how to help each other in the first few hours or days following a disaster, before emergency responders are able to get to them to render professional help. In the CERT classes, students will gain hands-on skills such as how to put out small fires, render first aid in a disaster situation, be safe around utilities, and perform light search and rescue.

The six classes will be taught by firefighters who are subject matter experts. The classes are held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings for three weeks from 6:00 - 9 p.m., and culminate in a practical exercise to be held on a Saturday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Classes will be held at the West Pierce Fire & Rescue Stations. The course is limited to 25 students and there are no prerequisites, other than a desire to learn and help others.

The classes are FREE!

For more information, the class schedule or to register, contact West Pierce Fire & Rescue at (253) 983-4580 or email cert@westpiercefire.org .

See our Forms/Documents page under Emergency Preparedness to download a schedule for the classes.