Fall Safety Day is October 21st

On Saturday, October 21st, West Pierce Fire & Rescue (WPFR) will host its annual Fall Safety Day event. This event is fun for the entire family and of course, every child receives a free pumpkin! There… Read More


West Pierce Fire & Rescue Thanks Lakewood Police

Fire Chief Jim Sharp recently recognized the personnel of the Lakewood Police Department (LPD) for their valuable partnership. West Pierce Fire & Rescue thrives on working diligently with partner agencies and Lakewood Police is no exception. Read More


9/11 Remembrance Ceremonies Scheduled

In honor of the anniversary of September 11, West Pierce Fire & Rescue will hold two public ceremonies in remembrance of the 2,977 victims lost on that date in 2001. Those victims included 343 firefighters, 60… Read More


August 2023 Alarm Summary

In August 2023, West Pierce Fire & Rescue responded to 1,666 calls for service, which was an average of 53 calls per day. One challenge firefighters faced this summer were brush fires, where call volume for… Read More


Prepare in a Year: September

West Pierce Fire & Rescue is dedicated to ensuring the community is prepared in the event of a disaster. During major disasters, such as an earthquake, firefighters may be delayed in their response to 9-1-1 calls… Read More


Pierce County Fire Departments Collaborate Training Efforts

For the past year, five Pierce County fire departments have collaborated to create the Pierce County Fire Training Consortium (PCFTC) to improve and elevate training opportunities for firefighters. In the summer of 2022, Central Pierce Fire… Read More


Regional “Ready, Set, Go!” Evacuation Campaign Kicks Off

With recent wildfires and corresponding smoke inundating our region on people’s minds, the four Western Washington counties of King, Pierce, Snohomish and Thurston are joining forces, along with partners, to launch a regional “Ready, Set, Go!”… Read More

Disaster Preparedness

Brush Fire at Fort Steilacoom Park

Update 8/16/23 at 7:03 p.m. – Fortunately, there were no homes involved during this incident. Two firefighters were evaluated for heat-related injuries. Firefighters remain on scene tonight, putting out hot spots. Per the Lakewood Police Department,… Read More

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