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2016 Annual Report Now Available

West Pierce Fire & Rescue’s 2016 Annual Report is now available online.

Some highlights of 2016 include:

  • West Pierce Fire & Rescue responded to 15,904 total 9-1-1 calls, which is more than a 20 percent increase since 2011.
  • More than 70 percent of WPFR’s call volume is for EMS/Rescue.
  • Four West Pierce firefighters started attending Paramedic School at Tacoma Community College through grant funding.
  • 246 elementary school classrooms in the University Place and Clover Park School Districts were visited by West Pierce personnel to teach safety lessons.
  • 550 students were taught CPR at Curtis and Lakes High Schools.
  • Approximately 800 smoke alarms were installed in homes within Lakewood and University Place through a grant-funded program at no cost to the resident.
  • 1,321 fire inspections were conducted by the Fire Prevention Division throughout the City of Lakewood.
  • 29 fires occurred that required an investigation by a West Pierce Fire Investigator.
  • Four Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training classes were conducted throughout the year.
  • Fire Comm dispatchers answered 161,314 9-1-1 calls for the 18 fire agencies it dispatches for.  This is more than a 10,000 calls increase from 2015.
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