2023 Alarm Summary

West Pierce Fire & Rescue (WPFR) responded to 17,809 calls for service in 2023, which is an average of 48 calls per day. Of these 9-1-1 responses: Approximately 79% of these calls are for emergency medical… Read More


Power Outage Preparedness: Tips for Winter Weather

Power outages, particularly during extreme cold or winter weather, pose significant challenges. Here’s a concise guide, based on recommendations from ready.gov, to prepare you and your family: 1. Plan for Neighbors Develop… Read More

Disaster Preparedness

Winter & Holiday Safety Tips

Between cold weather and the holiday season, winter can be a dangerous time of year in terms of home fires. According to the US Fire Administration, the top three days of the… Read More

Disaster Preparedness

West Pierce Emergency Management Coalition Launches New Website

The West Pierce Emergency Management Coalition (WPEMC) has launched a new website, which will have information on local hazards and be utilized during large-scale emergencies to share information. www.westpierceemergency.org This website will be another communication… Read More

Disaster Preparedness

Pierce County Fire Departments Collaborate Training Efforts

For the past year, five Pierce County fire departments have collaborated to create the Pierce County Fire Training Consortium (PCFTC) to improve and elevate training opportunities for firefighters. In the summer of 2022, Central Pierce Fire… Read More


Brush Fire at Fort Steilacoom Park

Update 8/16/23 at 7:03 p.m. – Fortunately, there were no homes involved during this incident. Two firefighters were evaluated for heat-related injuries. Firefighters remain on scene tonight, putting out hot spots. Per the Lakewood Police Department,… Read More


Brush Fire Impacts Local Mobile Home Park

At approximately 2:20 p.m. on Friday, August 4, West Pierce Fire & Rescue (WPFR) responded to reports of a brush fire at 146th Street and Murray Road in the Woodbrook neighborhood of Lakewood. The brush fire… Read More

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