WELCOME

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


Brush Fire Spreads to Mobile Homes in Lakewood
At approximately 6:35 p.m. on Monday, West Pierce Fire & Rescue responded to a brush fire on 146th Street SW in Lakewood. The fire spread quickly to the adjacent Jamestown Mobile Home Park and caught two units on fire. One was occupied and four people were displaced. The other was not occupied but housed a marijuana grow operation and Lakewood Police is handling the investigation.

No injuries were reported and the American Red Cross is assisting those displaced from their homes.
Applications Being Accepted for Entry Level Firefighter
West Pierce Fire & Rescue is currently accepting applications through National Testing Network (www.nationaltestingnetwork.com) for the position of Entry Level Firefighter through September 25, 2015. Please visit the National Testing Network website to apply.

If you have questions, please contact Human Resource Manager Julie Walker at (253) 983-4589 or julie.walker@westpierce.org.
Applications Being Accepted for Lateral Dispatchers
West Pierce Fire & Rescue is currently accepting applications through Public Safety Testing (www.publicsafetytesting.com) for the position of Lateral Dispatcher through September 20, 2015. Please visit the Public Safety Testing website to apply.

If you have questions, please contact Human Resource Manager Julie Walker at (253) 983-4589 or julie.walker@westpierce.org.
West Pierce Conducts Community Risk Assessment
West Pierce Fire & Rescue is conducting a study regarding its community and the emergency services we currently provide. There are several key elements to this study including the following:

A community risk assessment identifying both the fire and non-fire risks within our borders. The risk assessment is developed utilizing demographic data, call histories and a site visit to all of our commercial properties.

An analysis of our current response capabilities. This analysis includes identifying our current response times, times of the day when call volume is high, areas of the community where more calls occur and historical trends regarding call volume. An analysis of the services currently provided, such as fire response, emergency medical services, water rescue, special rescue, public education, fire prevention, fire investigations, etc.

A community expectations survey will also be completed. Community is very important to West Pierce Fire & Rescue and we want to make sure we are meeting your expectations. If you are a resident of Lakewood, University Place, or Steilacoom, please take a moment to take the survey by clicking here.

The purpose of this study is to assist West Pierce Fire & Rescue in making sound decisions for the future of the organization, ensuring our services are as efficient and effective as possible. Following this study, West Pierce Fire & Rescue will evaluate the data to determine if there are any changes that need to be made to our current response model, such as where apparatus are located, how they will be staffed and what types of prevention programs we will offer.

If you have any questions regarding this study please contact Battalion Chief Hallie McCurdy at 253-983-4579.
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FREE Smoke Alarm Program
Read this flyer for more information about West Pierce Fire & Rescue's Free Smoke Alarm Program