Day Island Residents Battle Rising Tides

On Tuesday morning, residents on Day Island in University Place found many of their homes with water inside due to the king tides rising from Puget Sound. Fortunately, there were no injuries or rescues necessary. West… Read More


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


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

Reminders for Warmer Weather

As people head outside to enjoy the springtime weather, West Pierce Fire & Rescue (WPFR) would like to remind the community about safety precautions they can take. As the daylight sticks around further into the evening… Read More


Man Rescued in Puget Sound by Fireboat Endeavor

At approximately 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 21, West Pierce Fire & Rescue was dispatched to Day Island for a water rescue. The call was initiated by Gig Harbor Fire & Medic One, after assisting a… Read More


Passenger Train Derails Near Steilacoom

At approximately 2:30 p.m. Sunday, West Pierce Fire & Rescue responded to reports of a train derailment at Chambers Bay. An Amtrak Cascade Train, four cars derailed at Bridge 13 in Steilacoom at Chambers Bay Marina… Read More


West Pierce Divers Find Stolen Truck in American Lake

On Friday morning, West Pierce Fire & Rescue divers were conducting routine training where they came across a full sized truck at the bottom of the American Lake. After confirming there wasn’t anyone inside, they notified… Read More


Lake Addressing Program

Lake Addressing dock

West Pierce Fire & Rescue is ready to respond to emergencies on the water each and every day. This may include anything from people in distress to boat and structure fires on or near the water. Read More

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