Fatality Apartment Fire in Lakewood

On Wednesday morning, firefighters responded to an apartment fire at the 12900 block of Lincoln Avenue SW in Lakewood. The call was dispatched at 11:41 a.m. and the fire was out at 11:55 a.m. This quick… Read More


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


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


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


Smoke Alarms Save Local Residents

Smoke alarms alert residences to smoke in their home, giving residents precious seconds when they matter most. That is why WPFR continually seeks out grant funding to continue its smoke alarm program. This program has thrived… Read More


Two-Alarm Fire at Pacific Ridge Apartments

At approximately 2 a.m. on Monday, May 11, West Pierce Fire & Rescue responded to a two-alarm fire at the Pacific Ridge Apartments, located at 13020 Lincoln Avenue SW in Lakewood. Firefighters arrived on scene to… Read More

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