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.
City of Lakewood
City of University Place
Clover Park Schools
University Place Schools
West Pierce CERT
South Sound 911
|West Pierce Firefighters to Fill the Boot for MDA|
|During the month of May, West Pierce Firefighters Local 1488 will be collecting money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) over two weekends in University Place and Lakewood. |
Firefighters are volunteering to Fill the Boot for MDA, which supports those with muscular dystrophy and other related diseases, as well as their families.
Below is the schedule of events for donations, each scheduled for 11:30am-5:30pm:
May 3rd and 4th Lakewood Towne Center
May 10th and 11th 27th Street/Bridgeport Way W in University Place
In the last three years, more than $58,000 was raised in these two cities for this event and we appreciate the outpouring generosity and spare change. Thank you in advance for the support of our citizens!
|West Pierce Commissions New Fireboat |
|On the morning of May 1, 2013 West Pierce Fire & Rescue officially commissioned the new fire boat, named The Endeavor." It will respond as a saltwater response vessel. A ceremony took place at the Narrows Marina, where the fireboat is moored, and was supported by Boathouse 19 who provided coffee for those in attendance.|
In 2012, West Pierce Fire & Rescue received two grants which allowed this purchase, which is capable of providing emergency response across the fire districts South Puget Sound border. The grant funding not only paid for the vessel, but also all the necessary equipment and initial training of department personnel.
The Endeavor is a regional asset that will be used to provide fire and emergency medical response on the water in the South Puget Sound. West Pierce has also entered into a contract with Gig Harbor Fire & Medic One to pay for some maintenance and moorage costs of the vessel, as the fireboat will also respond to their shoreline incidents. Cooperative contracts like this provide the district with revenue to help offset some of the ongoing costs of the boat.
|FREE Car Seat Checks |
|Did you know that 8 iout of 10 children are improperly restrained in a vehicle? |
Safe Kids Pierce County wants to help you make sure your child is properly restrained by providing free car seat checks by Certified Car Seat Technicians. The next checks are in April , May and July. For more information please see the schedule.
If you cannot make this check, WPFR offers car seat checks by appointment. Call 253-564-1623 for more information.
|SAFE SITTER CLASS WILL BE HELD IN JUNE & JULY - REGISTER NOW|
|The best babysitter is a SAFE SITTER. West Pierce Fire & Rescue will hold two of the popular Safe Sitter Classes in 2013. The three day class is available for 11 to 13 year olds.|
Dates: June 25-27 (3 day class)
Time: 8:30 am to 12:30 pm
Dates: July 16-18
Time: 8:30 am to 12:30 pm
For more information or a registration packet see our Forms page.
|SAFEY ZONE Kids Activity Sheet - Spring Issue|
|The Spring issue of Safety Zone is now available for you to download. These activity sheets are available for grades K-5. All activities are geared to teach and/or reinforce safety messages to kids. The fall issue covers fire safety and pedestrian safety.|
Go to our Forms page to download Safety Zone.