Safety Information

Our Community Risk Reduction programs are designed to help our community stay safe, no matter their age. From school programs to fire and life safety, below are a variety of important topics.

Carbon Monoxide Alarms

Carbon monoxide alarms are very important to have in the home. Do you have one? Please visit the Carbon Monoxide page for more information.

Fire Escape Planning

Does your family have a fire escape plan? Learn what to include and how to create one today! Visit our Fire Escape Planning page.

Household Hazardous Waste

Not sure where to take your old medications or household waste? Visit our medication and household waste disposal page before throwing it away or bringing it to one of our stations.

Outdoor Burning

Not sure if you’re allowed to have a fire outside? Visit our Outdoor Burning page and Outdoor Burning Regulations brochure.

School Programs

Community risk reduction programs are a vital part of the community’s success. At West Pierce Fire & Rescue, the Prevention Division focuses on a variety of fire and injury prevention programs. This type of education provides families with the knowledge to make educated choices about fire and life safety risks. The most successful community risk reduction programs at WPFR are those taught in Lakewood, University Place and Steilacoom schools.

Please visit our School Programs page, which has safety lessons and videos for Kindergarten through 5th grade.

Smoke Alarms

Smoke alarms should be installed in and outside every sleeping area and on every floor of your home.

Do you have working smoke alarms? 
Are they less than 10 years old?
Are they installed inside and outside every sleeping area, and on every level? 

If you answered “no” to any of those questions, we can help! Visit our Smoke Alarm Program page for more information.

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