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


Water Rescue on Puget Sound

Water Rescue on Puget Sound August 2015

University Place, Wash. – At approximately 3:00 p.m., West Pierce Fire & Rescue responded to reports of an overturned boat in Puget Sound. 911 callers told dispatchers there were two people clinging to the boat. It… Read More

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