Winter & Holiday Safety Tips

Between cold weather and the holiday season, winter can be a dangerous time of year in terms of home fires. According to the US Fire Administration, the top three days of the… Read More

Disaster Preparedness

West Pierce Emergency Management Coalition Launches New Website

The West Pierce Emergency Management Coalition (WPEMC) has launched a new website, which will have information on local hazards and be utilized during large-scale emergencies to share information. This website will be another communication… Read More

Disaster Preparedness

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


Brush Fire Impacts Local Mobile Home Park

At approximately 2:20 p.m. on Friday, August 4, West Pierce Fire & Rescue (WPFR) responded to reports of a brush fire at 146th Street and Murray Road in the Woodbrook neighborhood of Lakewood. The brush fire… Read More

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