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 […]
This week, West Pierce Fire & Rescue (WPFR) was notified by a citizen they had received a phone call from a phone number that said “West Pierce Fire” on the caller ID. The caller claimed to be from a credit card company and said they had questions for the person who answered the phone. After […]
At 11:51 a.m., West Pierce Fire & Rescue was dispatched to a residential fire at the 6600 block of 52nd Avenue West. Crews arrived to find a detached garage on fire with heavy smoke coming from the structure. The smoke was dark and orange in color at times. Police notified WPFR crews this was a […]
University Place, Wash. – On Thursday, May 25, a West Pierce Fire & Rescue firefighter/paramedic was arrested and booked into the Pierce County jail under the suspicion of unlawful procession of a controlled substance. He has been accused of stealing controlled drugs from medic units.
More than two years ago, two West Pierce firefighters began their journey in volunteering to fight fires in Israel through a non-profit organization called Emergency Volunteers Project (EVP). Last week Firefighter/Paramedics Rob Mayzak and Travis Smith were presented in front of the Board of Fire Commissioners with the Humanitarian Award for their work in the program. As […]
West Pierce Fire & Rescue will be performing a live fire training exercise at 3326 Oas Drive W in University Place on May 11, 2017. Training will begin early in the morning and continue throughout the day until late afternoon. Some roads and driveways may be blocked due to hose and/or fire apparatus. If you reside on […]
The West Pierce CERT program recently received $5,000 from the State Farm Companies Foundation in support of training more residents in how to help themselves during a disaster. The Foundation focuses on charitable grants that build safer, stronger, and better educated communities. State Farm values the importance of keeping neighbors safe and directs funds towards […]
West Pierce Fire & Rescue recently promoted Assistant Chief Karl Roth to the position of Deputy Chief of Support Services. Chief Roth started his career with the Lakewood Fire Department in 1982 and has worked in various divisions and ranks throughout the District. He most recently has held the position of Assistant Chief of Logistics […]
Four West Pierce Fire & Rescue personnel were recognized and received accolades by Chief Jim Sharp at tonight’s Board of Fire Commissioners meeting for their heroic actions, all while off-duty. First, Captain Garret Smith received a merit award for his assistance to a Tacoma police officer who was struggling with a man.
West Pierce Fire & Rescue’s 2016 Annual Report is now available by visiting the WPFR website.