Our area has confirmed cases of novel coronavirus, as seen in other parts of the world and U.S. The majority of these illnesses are mild, with fever and cough. A much smaller percentage of cases are severe and involve pneumonia, particularly in elderly people and people with underlying medical conditions. This is a quickly evolving situation and this site will be updated frequently.

Please be sure to keep informed from trusted sources. Visit the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department for more information in our area.

Effective immediately, the following measures have been put in place in response to COVID-19 to protect West Pierce Fire & Rescue personnel from unnecessary exposures.

Public access
West Pierce Fire & Rescue will continue to operate and respond to 9-1-1 calls as business as usual, however, lobbies in all fire stations are closed to the public.

Blood pressure checks will not be offered and all scheduled community group meetings and station tours have been canceled. In addition, residential smoke alarm installations are currently suspended.

Permitting services
Permitting services will now only be available on Tuesdays at Station 20, located at 10928 Pacific Highway SW in Lakewood. While that lobby is closed, contractors requiring a permit shall call (253) 983-4583 and schedule a time for drop off and payments with the Prevention Division.

These changes will stay in effect indefinitely and will be evaluated at a later date as to when these services will resume to normal operations.

 

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