Water Safety Tips for Summer

Summer is here and while the sun it out, the water is cold. Water safety is incredibly important, especially this time of year. Wear a life jacket. Be sure it is Coast Guard approved (indicated on… Read More

Incidents

May 2022 Alarm Summary

In the month of May, West Pierce Fire & Rescue responded to 1,453 9-1-1 calls for service, where 79% were for medical aid. Call volume overall is up nearly three percent over this time last year. Read More

Incidents

Four Firefighters Complete Rescue Swimmer Training

Last week, four West Pierce Fire & Rescue (WPFR) firefighters successfully completed their Rapid Entry Rescue Swimmer training. Instructed by retired WPFR personnel who developed this program, the course is designed to give first responders the… Read More

Water Rescue

Technical Rescue Class Hosted for New Firefighters

Last week, West Pierce Fire & Rescue (WPFR) hosted a Rescue Systems 1 class for its newest firefighters. Fresh out of recruit academy, these firefighters were able to learn from members of WPFR’s Technical Rescue team,… Read More

Disaster Preparedness

Mental Health Awareness Month

The fire service has more than its fair share of challenges. From traumatic calls, seeing people in pain and suffering, risking firefighters’ own health for others whom they have never met, having an ever-changing schedule with… Read More

Information

West Pierce Fire & Rescue Celebrates EMS Week

It’s National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week! So far this year, nearly 82% of WPFR’s call volume is for medical aid. In 2021, WPFR ran 17,776 total 9-1-1 calls for service, which is approximately a 10%… Read More

Community

Lakewood Rotary Supports West Pierce CARES

At Lakewood Rotary’s April 29th meeting, President Jim Rooks presented West Pierce Fire & Rescue (WPFR) Assistant Chief Scott Adams with a check in support of West Pierce CARES and their mission to support the community. Read More

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