Playground by the Sound at Chambers Creek Regional Park to reopen July 3

Pierce County’s Parks and Recreation department has announced the Playground by the Sound at Chambers Creek Regional Park will reopen to the public on Friday, July 3. The popular playground has been closed since May 26, 2015, in preparation for the U.S. Open which took place during the week of June 15-21. [Read more…]

Smoke alarms alert occupants in house fire in University Place

University Place, Wash. – At approximately 12:15 a.m. this morning, West Pierce Fire & Rescue responded to the report of a brush fire in the area behind the Cascade Apartments in University Place. Crews arrived to instead find a house fire and University Place Police officers banging on the door of the residence, attempting to alert the occupants. Smoke alarms were also sounding and between the two, the occupants woke up and safely evacuated the home. [Read more…]

Celebrate Safely this 4th of July

West Pierce Fire & Rescue logo

As the 4th of July approaches, celebrating safely is key.  While this holiday is a fun way to spend a summer day, fireworks can cause serious injuries and extreme fire hazards.  Please take into consideration the dry conditions we are experiencing this summer before using fireworks.  If you decide to use fireworks, please keep these safety tips in mind: [Read more…]

U.P. man wins silver medals in Pan American Masters Swim

Frank Powell (center) with other fellow swimmers

Congratulations to Frank Powell of University Place, who participated in the Pan American Masters in Medellin Colombia from June 17 to June 24th. Frank swam four events in the males 55 to 59 age group: Sliver in the 100 meter back stroke, Sliver in the 50 meter back stroke, fourth place in the 200 meter free style, and fifth place in the 200 meter back stroke. [Read more…]