CERT Training Registration Now Open

West Pierce Fire & Rescue (WPFR) invites community members who live or work in Lakewood, University Place and Steilacoom to attend the next session of CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) classes. The training will be held… Read More


2023 Alarm Summary

West Pierce Fire & Rescue (WPFR) responded to 17,809 calls for service in 2023, which is an average of 48 calls per day. Of these 9-1-1 responses: Approximately 79% of these calls are for emergency medical… Read More


Power Outage Preparedness: Tips for Winter Weather

Power outages, particularly during extreme cold or winter weather, pose significant challenges. Here’s a concise guide, based on recommendations from ready.gov, to prepare you and your family: 1. Plan for Neighbors Develop… Read More

Disaster Preparedness

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. www.westpierceemergency.org 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

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