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West Pierce Fire & Rescue protects approximately 31 square miles, proudly serving the citizens of Lakewood and University Place. It is a fire district funded separately from the cities. We provide numerous services to our community including fire suppression, emergency medicine and transport, technical rescue, hazardous incidents, fire prevention, inspections and fire and life safety education.

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City of Lakewood
City of University Place
Clover Park Schools
University Place Schools
West Pierce CERT
South Sound 911


Home Heating Safety
Heating equipment is a leading cause of home fire deaths. Half of home heating equipment fires are reported during the months of December, January, and February.

West Pierce Fire & Rescue and the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) remind you that these simple steps can prevent most heating-related fires from happening.

Keep anything that can burn at least three feet away from heating equipment, like the furnace,
fireplace, wood stove, or portable space heater.

Have a three-foot kid-free zone around open fires and space heaters.

Never use your oven to heat your home.

Have a qualified professional install stationary space heating equipment, water heaters or central
heating equipment according to the local codes and manufacturers instructions.

Have heating equipment and chimneys cleaned and inspected every year by a qualified
professional.

Remember to turn portable heaters off when leaving the room or going to bed.

Always use the right kind of fuel, specified by the manufacturer, for fuel burning space heaters.

Make sure the fireplace has a sturdy screen to stop sparks from flying into the room. Ashes should be cool before putting them in a metal container. Keep the container a safe distance away from your
home.

Test smoke alarms monthly.
2015 First Aid & CPR Schedule Set
West Pierce Fire & Rescue has set the First Aid & CPR Schedule for 2015. Please see our informational sheet for more information.
West Pierce Fire & Rescue Offers Smoke Alarm Program
West Pierce Fire & Rescue received a grant that will fund more than 2,500 smoke alarms to be installed in residences within Lakewood and University Place. Installations will be done by appointment by West Pierce Fire & Rescue personnel.

This program funds smoke alarms with a 10-year battery. The battery will not need to be changed each year like a typical 9-volt, but will need to be tested monthly to ensure it is working properly.

Appointments can be made based on the following criteria: If your smoke alarms are more than 10 years old. However, if your home has smoke alarms that are hard-wired into your electrical system, we cannot replace them, as the protection you have is greater than the battery powered alarms can offer. If you do not have alarms inside and outside each sleeping area. We recommend a smoke alarm is in each sleeping area, as well as in the hallway outside. If you do not have alarms in both places, we can add alarms where they are needed. If your smoke alarms are not working properly. We can replace battery operated alarms that are not currently working properly. However, if you have hard-wired alarms, we cannot replace those with a battery operated alarm. If you are not sure what kind of smoke alarms you currently have.

Please call us to make an appointment and we can assess your current alarms. We will then replace or add any alarms we can for you. To schedule an appointment, please contact us at (253) 564-1623.
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FREE Smoke Alarm Program
Read this flyer for more information about West Pierce Fire & Rescue's Free Smoke Alarm Program