Wildfire Safety Tips

At approximately 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 7, West Pierce Fire & Rescue (WPFR) was dispatched to a brush fire at the 10200 block of Earley Avenue SW in Lakewood. Crews arrived to find a fast… Read More

Fire

July 2022 Alarm Summary

In July, West Pierce Fire & Rescue (WPFR) responded to 1,521 9-1-1 calls for service, where 74% were for medical aid. On the 4th of July, crews responded to 49 calls for service and four were… Read More

Community

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

Two Life Saving Awards Presented to Local Heroes

At the last Board of Fire Commissioners meeting, West Pierce Fire & Rescue recognized not one, but two people with Life Saving Awards. Mark Sawyer was driving and witnessed a significant collision, which resulted in a… Read More

Community

Nine Firefighters Presented with Letters of Commendation

After a major incident, it is common for firefighters to come together and debrief. This includes lessons learned, strategies and tactics used, and in today’s case, letters of commendation for their efforts resulting in saving a… Read More

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