On Sunday, July 23rd, Washington State drivers will no longer be allowed to hold a cell phone while driving. Washington’s Target Zero task force created this video to remind drivers of just that.
The annual Caring for Kids Ready to Learn Fair is coming up on Saturday, August 5th at Clover Park High School and West Pierce Fire & Rescue is looking for the public’s help. WPFR participates in the event itself by fitting helmets for students at the event at no cost. These helmets are generously donated […]
In preparation of Amtrak passenger trains traveling at high speeds starting this fall, track and signal testing is scheduled for this weekend along the Point Defiance Bypass train tracks, which run between Tacoma and DuPont.
At approximately 10:25 p.m. on Monday, July 3, West Pierce Fire & Rescue responded to reports of a motel fire at the vacant Colonial Motel, located at 12117 Pacific Highway SW in Lakewood. Crews arrived to find two buildings to have flames visible and went in the defensive strategy, meaning firefighters would not enter the […]
At approximately 2:30 p.m. Sunday, West Pierce Fire & Rescue responded to reports of a train derailment at Chambers Bay.
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 Lakewood police, who ran the license plate and confirmed it had been stolen back in March.
As the 4th of July approaches, West Pierce Fire & Rescue wants to remind citizens to celebrate safely. Laws and regulations regarding fireworks vary in different cities, so it is important to know the rules before you purchase or discharge fireworks. Please see our website for more information.
Assistant Chief Hallie McCurdy was recently selected to serve a three-year term on the International Association of Fire Chief’s (IAFC) Emergency Management Committee. This committee is responsible for multiple tasks, such as developing and presenting educational programs to fire officers on emergency management topics and maintaining ongoing communications with national emergency management associations. Chief McCurdy oversees Emergency Management within […]
At just after 6 a.m., West Pierce Fire & Rescue was dispatched to a residential fire at the 9800 block of Forest Avenue SW in Lakewood. Crews arrived to find flames visible from the home and all occupants out of the house. There were no injuries and the cause is currently under investigation. The Red […]
On Thursday, June 15 at approximately 10:35 p.m., West Pierce Fire & Rescue crews responded to reports of a house fire at the 7600 block of Custer Road SW in Lakewood. Crews arrived to find one side of a duplex fully involved with fire and reports that all occupants were out of the structure. The […]